EYOT

"This is just simply quite stunning." / Mike Chadwick - SoulandJazz.com - Snarky Puppy's manager

" electro jazz rock fusion - you name it they play it - full of energy and invention - a top class act .." Tim Dickeson, Jazzwise

"a future-minded, exciting collision of various genres creating happening music –" Gilles Quinnell / PIAS Harmonia Mundi World Village

“It's every serious group's desire to craft an identifiable, and as far as possible, a unique sound whereby just a few notes leave little doubt about who's playing. Serbian quartet Eyot achieved that with its splendid debut, Horizon (Ninety and Nine Records,2011), where minimalism and power went hand-in-hand in an intoxicating mix of jazz, art-rock, classical and Balkan folk melodies. Drifters largely follows the same blueprint, though there is perhaps greater density in the group's sound (…) It doesn't take too great a leap of imagination to see the power of Eyot in concert. That fact Eyot has played jazz, punk and rock festivals, as well as in Cultural Centers, says something about the special chemistry of the diverse musical elements that makes Drifters such a rewarding experience and a fine follow-up to its debut. A band to watch out for.” Ian Paterson @ http://www.allaboutjazz.com

"Eyot's music has a flow, a forward motion, that suggests the band is constantly attempting to extend its musical horizon. It's a feeling that was already present on Eyot's debut release, called Horizon (Ninety And Nine Records, 2011), but the fuller sound to be found on Similarity accentuates it and gives it added urgency. These are exciting times for Eyot." Bruce Lindsay @ http://www.allaboutjazz.com/

"The proud representative of a new generation of European musicians, this Serbian quartet breaks all temporal, geographical and cultural boundaries of Balkan Jazz, explosively blending classical music, art-rock and traditional melodies. In its quest for new creative sound combinations, Eyot restlessly explores the limits between tradition and innovation and leads European Jazz off the beaten track. Known as the "Nirvana of Jazz", the four musicians light up the stage with outstandingly fresh and electrifying sounds. The quartet brings to life a music of unique creativity which strikes a pleasant balance between simplicity and sophistication, and is both coarse yet delicate." Cully Jazz Festival

Important performances: Midem – Cannes, Jazz Café London, Garana Jazz Festival, Sunset Sunside Paris, Cully Jazz Festival, Jarasum Jazz Fest, Umbria Balkanic Windows, Dubai International Jazz Fest, Nishville Jazz Fest, Vicenza Jazz Fest, DOKfest Munich, Hong Kong Jazz Fest, Belgrade Jazz fest, Brasov Jazz and Blues Festival, Jazzy Colours Paris, Preveza Jazz Fest, Alarma Punk Jazz Sofia, Kozlov Club Moscow, b - flat Berlin, Panic Jazz Club Marostica, JZ Club Shanghai...

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"There was a real force behind them, driving like a battering ram at times, it swept to and fro, with a rhythm that was reflected in their final tune's Balkan beat. It was modern medieval jazz, raw and uncut in the main with flashes of sophisticated beauty, like being transfixed by the hidden complexities of a gargoyle whilst standing in the shadow of a gothic cathedral. Wonder and darkness.”

Alban Low,artofjazz.blogspot.co.uk/ ( London Jazz Café gig review )

"Eyot is however on to an amazing fresh sound and approach to a more contemporary sound that could be the next big thing here in the States. (...) A perfect mix of the old and the new forming a new sonic alliance for a new generation."

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

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Ropeadope
2020

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Innate

Ninety and Nine Records
2017

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Similarity

Ninety and Nine Records
2014

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Drifters

Neuklang Records
2013

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Horizon

Ninety and Nine Records
2011

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How Shall the Dust Storm Start?

From: Similarity
By EYOT

Drifters

From: Drifters
By EYOT

The Crest of the Wave

From: Drifters
By EYOT

Horizon

From: Horizon
By EYOT

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