A few weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of photographing a recording session for the Mat Jodrell Quartet. Getting to watch such extraordinary artists do what they do best in such a close, intimate setting was amazing. They gave me total freedom with the sorts of pictures I wanted to take, and were incredibly tolerant of me invading their space, as I crawled around drums and curled around doors trying to get the shots I wanted. I have a few portraits that I’ll post over the next few weeks, but we’ll start with this one. The drummer, as seen through the drums (yes, this was one of the aforementioned crawling on the floor shots) listening intently to Mat. The ease with which these musicians listened to each other, communicated, and collaborated was truly extraordinary, and I was lucky to witness it. For more information about Mat and his music, please visit www.matjodrell.com.