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.”
Quentin Collins trumpet, Tony Kofi alto sax, Brandon Allen tenor sax, Steve Hamilton piano, Larry Bartley bass, Winston Clifford drums
As one of the hardest working and in-demand internationally renowned jazz trumpet players in the business, Quentin Collins, has formed an all-star British band for this tour which celebrates the release of this, his latest album. Brought up around the sounds of jazz by a music-loving father, Quentin is established as one of the UK’s top jazz/commercial trumpeters having performed, toured and recorded with a plethora of internationally acclaimed musicians. Here at the NCEM, Quentin celebrates the release of this new collection 'Road Warrior’, a musical depiction of life as a touring musician, which all of these formidable artists know only too well!
“Superb album .. absolutely contemporary and of the moment” Jazz Views
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