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Rhythm Future Quartet

The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. With Max O’Rourke on second guitar and Greg Loughman on bass, Rhythm Future is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of a vital musical genre. Where the band’s self-titled debut album re-visited classic jazz and Gypsy jazz favorites, Travels, the quartet’s current release, concentrates on group originals that make captivating use of musical sources from outside the conventional Gypsy jazz terrain

Travels

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Iberian Sunrise; Come together; For Paulus; Travels; Vessela; Don't Tell Me; Still Winter; The Keeper; Bushwick Stomp; Je Suis Seul Cd Soir; Round Hill; Amsterdam; Made In France.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Mark Sullivan's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

So many reviews this year, in so many genres, that I've split them into two categories--"Jazz" and “Latin, World & Experimental"--in response to the feeling that I was trying to compare apples to oranges. They're presented in more or less chronological order, and the guiding principle was whether I had a clear memory of the recording ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rhythm Future Quartet: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Hanno preso il nome da un brano di Django Reinhardt i quattro componenti di quest'organico manouche, che si distanzia dalle formazioni modellate sull'Hot Club de France e vuol gettare uno sguardo al futuro. Troppo spesso lo stile inventato da Reinhart e Grappelli nella Parigi del primo Novecento è stato conservato sotto una campana di ...

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The Rhythm Future Quartet at The Evening Muse

Read "The Rhythm Future Quartet at The Evening Muse" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The Rhythm Future Quartet The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC April 23, 2016 The Rhythm Future Quartet plays Gypsy jazz with one eye towards the past and the other towards the present. They've got the style, they've got the chops, and they're not afraid to try new things. As one of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rhythm Future Quartet: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Gypsy jazz started, in terms of popular recognition, with guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, and their lively and supremely swinging Qunintette du Hot Club du France. The group recorded hundreds of tunes in the thirties and and forties, released on the 78 rpm discs that were the recorded music mode at the time, and ...


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