JAZZ PRESS UNANIMOUS IN HIGH PRAISE FOR CLOUDMAKERS 'ABSTRACT FORCES' "...Their music is not only impossible to resist, but gets better with repeated

         
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JAZZ PRESS UNANIMOUS IN HIGH PRAISE FOR CLOUDMAKERS 'ABSTRACT FORCES'

"...Their music is not only impossible to resist, but gets better with repeated plays" CLICK HERE FOR FULL REVIEW...Downbeat

"...a brilliant game of rhythmic hide-and-seek." CLICK HERE FOR FULL REVIEW- The Guardian

"...it’s all utterly bewitching." CLICK HERE FOR FULL REVIEW - London Jazz

"...a force to be reckoned with."CLICK HERE FOR FULL REVIEW Bebop Spoken Here

"... creating an other world feel that even an acoustic piano may struggle to replicate." UK Vibe

CMT PRESS 4

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“Hart is being aligned with an emerging set of exciting, forward-looking contemporary vibraphonists such as New York's Chris Dingman, Matt Moran, and Chicagoean Jason Adasiewicz. Hart's new rhythm trio is certainly going to be one for the future. The American London-resident double bassist Michael Janisch and drummer Dave Smith combine with Hart in an assuredly airtight yet elasticized trio."

-Jazzwise Magazine

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Amongst the hotbed of talent on the London post-jazz improv scene there is one band that stands out from the crowd for their no-gimmick and uncompromising approach to music making that effortlessly marries the complex with accessibility. Cloudmakers Trio play original music that lies somewhere between New York’s ‘downtown’ sound and the modern European tradition, and with the help of their rare instrumentation, featuring the vibraphone in a trio leadership role, their soundworld defies category yet draws influence from a diverse range of music traditions, while maintaining a devotion to raw energy, in the moment risk taking, a dedication to deep groove and rhythm, and strong melody.
Under the leadership of the award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jim Hart, the Cloudmakers Trio represents the culmination of over a decade of musical growth between three of the finest London-based musicians currently working on the international jazz, improvised, and creative music scenes. And they have no boundaries; their collective resumes include performances with Evan Parker, Fofoulah, Sir John Dankworth, Joe Lovano, Kurt Rosenwinkel, JuJu, Dianne Reeves, Quincy Jones, Outhouse Ruhabi, Heritage Orchestra, Ingrid Jenson, Lee Konitz, Walter Smith III and Robert Plant.
Having performed as a trio for many touring projects over the years, Hart had the good sense to make this group the focus of his new compositions and arrangements. With US born, London-based virtuoso Michael Janisch on double bass, and long time musical associate David Smith on drums and percussion, Cloudmakers Trio officially formed in July, 2010. Since their formation CMT has become a hit in their native UK and quickly become one of Mainland Europe’s most talked about young bands, with performances across the continent. Excitedly, the trio have also turned heads in Japan and the USA from fans, critics and prominent musicians alike as a result of their high-energy live shows and the release of their debut album.

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Released in Sept 2014 Abstract Forces sees CMT effortlessly blending free improvisation with full on rock grooves, hard swing mixed subtly complex rhythms, and unabashed group interplay paired with epic, soaring refrains has boosted their reputation further as one of the most exciting and eclectic of improv bands currently based in Europe.
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Recent Gigs

Sept 28
Jazz at the Albert, @ the Hen & Chicken, Bristol
Sept 29
North Devon Jazz Club, Appledore, North Devon, UK
Sept 30
St Ives Jazz Club, St. Ives, UK

Oct 3

OFFICIAL ALBUM LAUNCH FOR ABSTRACT FORCES

The Crypt, London

Oct 10
Sheffield Jazz Club, Sheffield, UK CANCELLED DUE TO THE UNSCHEDULED ARRIVAL JIM'S FIRST CHILD 'COSMO'

2015 Concerts
May/June 2015 UK Tour:
7 May
Bonington Theatre, Nottingham
16 May
The National Center for Early Music, Walmgate, York, UK
28 May
Cambridge Modern Jazz, UK

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NOW BOOKING FOR MAY/JUNE 2015

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