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"startling, groundbreaking...it explodes definitions to seize fresh space"

(CLASH MAGAZINE)

ONES TO WATCH IN 2019 - JAZZWISE

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Graham Costello's STRATA

"Scottish musician Graham Costello is set to join the ranks as one of the genre's most compelling innovators in the UK."

 

(THE LIST)

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1. OBELISK  (9.26)

2. STOIC  (9.33)

3. _96  (10.17)

4. JADE  (7.52)

5. OCELOT  (14.01)

6. SOLE  (12.04)

7. SAPPHIRE  (9.05)

8. FLY  (5.03)

Graham Costello's STRATA are one of the most exciting and innovative bands on the Scottish jazz scene and beyond. Their music blends stylistic elements of jazz, minimalism, and celebrated progressive/noise bands together with a strong DIY ethic, winning over audiences with towering dynamics and a raw and genuine enthusiasm. Pushing the boundaries of the genres, they create a new unique soundworld combining high-energy polyrhythms, improvisation and collective groove.

Their 2019 self-released debut album "OBELISK" has been nominated for Scottish Album of the Year. Musically it fuses the energy of post-punk and noise rock with the unhinged improvisation of jazz. "OBELISK" and the band as a whole aim to break down the barriers between the independent scene and the jazz scene.

 

Harry Weir - tenor saxophone

Liam Shortall - trombone
Fergus McCreadie - piano
Joe Williamson - guitar
Mark Hendry - electric bass
Graham Costello - drums and composition

"hypnotic, mesmerising...frankly thrilling" 

(THE TIMES)

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