Kombu Combo | Kombu Combo Jazz & World Music

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
div> John Coltrane John Scofield Tito Puente

More Artists From
United States - Delaware

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Contemporary Jazz Jazz: World Fusion Moods: Mood: Upbeat
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Kombu Combo Jazz & World Music

by Kombu Combo

Take a fiery, intense drummer, mix with uncompromising sax, guitar, bass and vibes musicians, infuse with world music from Brazil, Latin America, Afro-Cuba and India, allow free-flowing original jazz composition – that’s the core essence of Kombu Combo.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Equinox
5:11 $0.99
2. Brazillian Waxx
4:53 $0.99
3. Descent
4:49 $0.99
4. Milestones
4:01 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The Tracks:

“Brazilian Waxx” is an Afro-Cuban ¾-time piece that features fluent and highly-appealing soprano vibes leading the ensemble. Composer Norm Dorrell says: “the idea came from a traditional Brazilian street samba. I was playing with the melody on the marimba, and I realized that it was in ¾-time, which is unusual for a samba…it evolved from there.”

The musicians’ pure energy and precision are highlighted in the heated solos of Sean Holz’s original, “Descent” – which has a menacing and funky rhythm.

Few other groups would give John Coltrane’s “Equinox” a ‘nawlins parade rhythm, while also hinting at Latin jazz and funk. Miles Davis’ “Milestones” is given a hard-swinging treatment.

The Musicians:

John DiGiovanni: John DiGiovanni, the band’s creator, began on the drums when he was seven, became interested in fusion a decade later, entering the jazz door by listening to Chick Corea, Tony Williams Lifetime and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. He has since carved out an impressive and eclectic career, working with many blues, r&b and rock bands, accompanying creative singer/songwriters, and bringing all of his diverse experiences to his infectious jazz playing. John is also owner and operator of Marsh Road Studios, where Kombu’s recordings take place.

Bob Colligan: Bassist Bob Colligan is described by John as “one of the finest bass players in the area, an incredible player”. He started on guitar, switched to electric bass, earned a Masters degree in classical instrument performance from Temple University, and has since stayed very busy as both a player and an educator.

Norm Dorrell: Norm is the band’s mallet player who performs on vibes, marimbas and percussion. He is perhaps best known for his work with the group F.O.I. (Flying on Instruments), a quartet that he co-leads with saxophonist Kevin Brace, Norm brings original compositions and new arrangements to the band, constantly expanding and refreshing the repertoire.

Sean Holz: Guitarist Sean Holz can play anything under the sun from Hendrix and Zappa to Miles Davis. Having developed his own original and flexible tone, Sean’s playing is instantly recognizable and a major asset to Kombu, both as a composer, soloist and for his work in the band’s ensembles. A graduate of the University of the Arts who earned a degree in Jazz Studies, Sean teaches at Pro Musica Studio, as does John DiGiovanni.

Frank McKitty: Saxophonist Frank McKitty has worked in many musical settings during the past 25 years including with Eddie Daniels, Bobby Shew, Loren Schoenberg, Latin bands, society orchestras and his own quartet. He plays tenor, alto, baritone, soprano, flute and even oboe very well, which makes him a particularly valuable part of Kombu.



to write a review