Tuesday, 13 December 2016

NJN Jazz Advent Calendar - Family Band (Dec 13th)


With only 12 days to go until good old Santy Claus gets to work and besides the elves at the North Pole, behind door number 13 there are four little jazz elves working hard - Family Band.

Currently preparing to release an album on BUG Records in early 2017, check out this video of the band by Maria Alzamora of Tom Riviere's composition Mao 2 - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VkiSpgAr5uE

Rooted in the music of Ornette Coleman and the 1960’s avant-garde, Family Band play powerful and freewheeling music – moments of fierce intensity, a tender spirituality and the blues combine to form an emotionally complex and cathartic whole that rarely fails to move. Comprised of four long-time musical collaborators and friends, the group recently released their eponymous debut album and are in the process of preparing their second release, an album of live material recorded at Manchester Jazz Festival.
“What a revelation – exciting group, gradually revealing more and more depth and thrilling the audience to the very end” – Blow The Fuse, The Vortex
“A band who aren’t afraid of the jazz tradition” – Jez Nelson, Jazz On 3
Trumpet – Kim Macari
Tenor Saxophone – Riley Stone-Lonergan
Double Bass РTom Rivi̬re
Drums – Steve Hanley

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