An incredibly talented Dutch trio fusing Indo-Jazz with funk and more.
When Oene van Geel (viola), Mark Tuinstra (guitar) and Niti Ranjan Biswas (tabla virtuoso) played together for the first time there were immediately fireworks, roaring u-turns and cinematic tearjerkers. Then they started writing songs together based on traditional ragas, smashing funk and delicate chamber music. This gave them a great new impulse on stage for even more interaction and improvisation and made them build a rocking live reputation.
“A three-headed monster with the lightness of a ballerina. With great precision they play the most complex rhythms and intricate breaks. (…) Acrobatic trios in an organic coherence.”
“Trio with an unusual line-up, but also a special energy, linked to a subtle and inventive musicality.”
ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET: ARTS BARGE RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL
OUROBOROS PRESENTS THE LATEST IN CUTTING EDGE JAZZ…
Award-winning saxophonist Alex Hitchcock returns to York, with his powerhouse quintet that combines a compelling, adventurous ear for melody with virtuosic improvising. A breakthrough year in 2018 saw performances at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival and Ronnie Scott's, alongside a UK tour of their acclaimed debut EP, Live at the London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals. John Fordham in Jazzwise recognised the EP as 'an impressive calling card for a band with a bright future'.
The quintet features five of the most creative rising stars of the UK's jazz scene, who have already made their mark as sidemen with an impressive list of jazz luminaries ranging from Jasper Hoiby through Chris Potter to Elliot Galvin.
Alex Hitchcock (saxophone)
James Copus (trumpet/flugelhorn)
Will Barry (piano)
Joe Downard (bass)
Jay Davis (drums)
"Hitchcock blows contemporary post-Coltrane tenor soaring up into the outer limits" - Bebop Spoken Here
"Undoubtedly one of the stars of the future" - Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM
"Incredible young lion of the tenor sax" - Gareth Lockrane
"I really, really enjoyed this" - Soweto Kinch, BBC Radio 3
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