Thursday 7th November 2013
Partikel are three London based musicians all with very different musical backgrounds who have come together to make music mixing all of their favorite influences in a melodic, coherent and accurate way. The music puts an interesting twist on the standard jazz format while still honouring the tradition of deep harmony and creative improvisation.
Drawing influence from African and Latin American music combined with the style of the contemporary jazz scene, Partikel produce a personal, committed and contemporary take on the saxophone trio. Soulful melodies are mixed seamlessly with complex mixed meter vamps and an instantly identifiable energy and band sound. Since releasing their debut album in 2010, London, 'Partikel' have established themselves as a dynamic and original addition to the European Jazz scene. There are influences from North African and Latin American culture as well as more Western sounds from Jazz, Funk and Classical music, all held together with soulful melodies and a virtuosic band sound and energy.
The band is Duncan Eagles (tenor sax), Max Luthert (double bass) and Eric Ford (drums and percussion.