The New Wave of Scottish Jazz: Graham Costello’s STRATA, Matt Carmichael Quartet
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Named as one of Jazzwise Magazine's "Ones to Watch in 2019" Graham Costello's STRATA are one of the most exciting and innovative bands on the Scottish jazz scene, playing music fusing jazz, rock, and classical minimalism. Pushing the boundaries of the genres, they create a new unique soundworld combining high-energy polyrhythms, improvisation and collective groove. “Costello has been setting a standard of musicianship that has seasoned observers talking about Glasgow as a jazz hotbed of approaching New York proportions.” (The Herald). Matt Carmichael is the leading young saxophonist of his generation, an extraordinarily assured musician with a mature concept as an instrumentialist, composer, and leader of a gold-standard band.