Mammal Hands (UK) - coming to Lausanne
19:00 - 22:30
Festival JazzOnze+ & Hotellounge ica (swiss office) present
MAMMAL HANDS (UK)
The Manchester based trio Mammal Hands is a fusion of Jazz and Electronica. Winning fans from Bonobo and Gilles Peterson to Jamie Cullum, they have been compared to both Portico Quartet and GoGo Penguin. The like-minded musicians Nick Smart (piano), Jesse Barrett (drums and tabla) and Jordan Smart (saxophones) combine a unique and wide range of influences with an unusual baseless line-up that makes Mammal Hands sound so distinctive. Their debut album Animalia saw them invited to the Montreal Jazz Festival. Floa is their second album for Gondwana Records, drawing on a rich well of influences from Sufi and shamanic African trance music, Irish and Eastern European folk music, to Steve Reich and Philip Glass and more contemporary electronica influences. Their music is built around deceptively simple sounding ideas that are lent power through the use of repetition and rhythmic loops. The hypnotic effect of contemporary dance music with the complexity of Jazz will cast a spell over the audience.