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The Ambush Party: Circus

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The aptly named, Amsterdam-based The Ambush Party is a band that aims to take you by surprise. This international quartet-- Argentinian Natalio Sued, Norwegian cellist Harald Austbø, Dutch pianist Jan Hoogland and Brazilian drummer Marcos Baggiani--knows no boundaries. All is thrown into its inventive, joyful stew--noise, tango, drum n' bass, opera and obviously jazz. The quartet alternates between an ironic, old-fashioned manner of playing, adventurous exploratory outbursts or simply theatrics and humor. Circus is their sophomore release, after a self- titled debut in 2008. It was recorded live at Moers Jazz Festival in 2011. The six ...



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