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- A highly inventive, original and compelling album from Belgium-based quartet DRIFTER, brainchild of Finnish pianist Alexi Tuomarila and Belgian saxophonist Nicolas Kummert.
The band won huge praise and acclaim across Europe and Australia as the Alexi Tuomarila Quartet in the early 2000’s, but were left high and dry when their label Warner France shut down its jazz department. In the following decade during which the pianist and saxophonist expanded their musical horizons with constant touring, the band’s special relationship was not forgotten and, finally, the time was right for both Tuomarila and Kummert to reform the original quartet with a new sense of purpose and energy under the new collective name of DRIFTER.
Bursting with energy, FLOW echoes the fluidity and brilliance of Keith Jarrett’s European Quartet combining hypnotic riffs, absorbing melodies with elegant improvised piano phrases from Tuomarila, intertwined with Kummert’s haunting vocal chants and virtuosic, harmonically rich saxophone solos. This hotly anticipated record is set to excite existing fans across the globe and finally fulfill this fantastic band’s full potential.
ALEXI TUOMARILA - piano
NICOLAS KUMMERT - saxophone, vocals
AXEL GILAIN - double bass, vocals
TEUN VERBRUGGEN - drums
- 1 CD
release date. 2015-07-17