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by Rhythm Future Quartet

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.
Genre: Jazz: Gypsy Jazz
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1. Iberian Sunrise
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2. Come Together
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3. For Paulus
4:59 $0.99
4. Travels
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5. Vessela
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6. Don't Tell Me
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7. Still Winter
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8. The Keeper
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9. Bushwick Stomp
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10. Je suis seul ce soir
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11. Round Hill
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12. Amsterdam
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13. Made in France
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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 world wide touring as well as the international influences that inspired new rhythmic and harmonic possibilities within their compositions and arrangements.

Jason Anick, an award-winning composer and one of the youngest professors at the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, has shared the stage with an array of artists including Grammy award winning guitarist John Jorgenson, Stevie Wonder, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and Tommy Emmanuel. Olli Soikkeli (coined “the Finnish boy wonder”) recently made the move from Scandinavia to New York City, where he quickly became a top call guitarist in the bustling Brooklyn jazz scene. He has performed alongside rising star Cyrille Aimee, world-renowned Gypsy guitarist Stochelo Rosenberg, Bucky Pizzarelli and many others.

Max O’Rourke was the winner of the 2015 Saga Award from DjangoFest Northwest, and at 19 has already toured/recorded with many of the top American Gypsy Jazz musicians including John Jorgenson and Gonzalo Bergara. Greg Loughman is a top call bassist in Boston and has been heard with such luminaries as Sheila Jordan, Curtis Fuller and George Garzone.



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Juerg Sommer

Zupackend swingender US-Gypsy-Jazz (recommendation "Schweiz am Sonntag")
Der Name des jungen Bostoner Quartetts leitet sich her von der Django Reinhardt Komposition „Rhythm Futur“. Doch nur wenig des legendären „Hot Club de France“ haftet am musikalischen Ansatz der mit Violine, 2 Gitarren und Bass besetzten Combo, die es überzeugend schafft, neue Funken aus der Tradition des Gypsy-Jazz zu schlagen. So werden auf „Travels“ neben Swing-Jazz auch Balkanfolk, Latinjazz, iberische Folklore, Blues, Country und selbst ein Beatles-Song eingebunden. Und das musikalische Menü, in 13 swingenden Gängen „al dente“ angerichtet, wird zupackend und mit viel Spielfreude aufgetischt.