Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio - Symbiosis (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:58 min | 110 MB
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Dogwithabone Music
Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio release 'Symbiosis' - a progressive follow-up to their debut album 'The 11th Gate'. The album draws together the Trio's collective influences incorporating straight-ahead and avant-garde jazz, fused with tinges of rock and generous helpings of hard-funk.
The infectious compositions aim to take listeners on a rollercoster musical journey. Rollins comments: "Here, our music represents the state of 'Utopia' we feel everytime we have the pleasure of performing together. We approach it seriously, with the aim to be mindful in our interaction. It's always fun."
Velocity Trio is a new venture for Rollins, a brilliant marriage of refined contemporary jazz arrangements with simmering grooves that appeals to multiple generations of jazz, funk and world music fans. Featuring Hammond organ virtuoso Ross Stanley and fiery drummer Pedro Segundo, their unique trombone-Hammond organ-drums line-up honours the jazz tradition while pushing it forward. The 'electric' energy of the group also covers a wide area, ranging from atmospheric ethereal melodies from Rollins' harmonised horn to terra firma straight-ahead jazz and groove. This is one of Rollins' strongest musical statements yet.
For 25 years trombonist Dennis Rollins has played at the forefront of the UK jazz, funk and pop and was the founder/bandleader of Badbone & Co, a contemporary funk-fusion outfit taking it's influence from the sounds of Herbie Hancock's HeadHunters, Miles Davis, James Brown and Weather Report. He also accompanied some of the jazz/funk greats including Maceo Parker, Courtney Pine, and pop personalities such as Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Dionne Warwick and Tom Jones.
"Rarely can an instrumental trio have produced such a rich and varied tonal range." - London Evening Standard
"A trombone player who combines seamlessly fluid improvising with a sumptuous sound." - The Guardian
01. Utopia (6:47)
02. Reverence (4:54)
03. Symbiosis (6:48)
04. Hark! (3:07)
05. Senhora Do Almortao (6:13)
06. Walk in Their Shoes (2:04)
07. Money (5:19)
08. Boneyard (5:25)
09. Bakkra (1:12)
10. The Rose (5:09)
Dennis Rollins (trombone),
Ross Stanley (Hammond Organ),
Pedro Segundo (drums)