Jason Yarde's ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC
The ensemble of multi-instrumentalists, musical mavericks and friends celebrates its debut album.
ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC is helmed by composer, arranger, producer and Musical Director Jason Yarde.
The ensemble was born out of a childhood dream that saw a handful of musicians exploring in a vast room full of different musical instruments.
Now a reality, the ensemble is founded on a number of long-term musical friendships. First coming together to perform Random Wishes and Abstract Dreams, Yarde's Jerwood/Cheltenham International Jazz Festival commission of 2005, they have only made a select few special appearances since.
Within the ranks of the ensemble lurks a saxophone quartet, a string ensemble and a choir, that can collectively groove, float, swing and potentially travel the globe from one measure to the next.
With their much-anticipated debut album imminent, they premiere new explorations as a 10+ piece ensemble with a host of collaborators to be revealed.
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