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Sherman’s Revival Series: Gypsy Jazz with Rhythm Future Quartet
August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pmFree
“Jazz without borders” with the abundantly gifted violinist and mandolin player Jason Anick and his Rhythm Future Quartet from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. With Olli Soikkeli, guitar; Max O’Rourke, guitar; and Greg Loughman, bass.
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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 reflects both the accumulated knowledge garnered from the groups’ worldwide touring as well as the international influences that inspired new rhythmic and harmonic possibilities within their compositions and arrangements. Travels was picked as one of the best jazz albums of 2016 by All About Jazz and the Huffington Post.