Contemporary Jazz Group

MOSAIC

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Contemporary Jazz Group
London
Performing contemporary jazz & new music with an unusual lineup, Mosaic has recently released it's "outstanding debut" (MOJO), Subterranea.

Featuring critically-acclaimed young musicians, Mosaic combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way. Expansive writing is balanced with intense improvisation, all of which contributes to the thoughtful narrative of the compositions. The unusual line-up creates a surprisingly intimate and yet powerful sound world, distinct from most other groups currently on the scene. Led by 2015 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize winner and British vibraphonist Ralph Wyld, the band's repertoire consists of original music and is inspired by a wide variety of sources, from artist Paul Klee to Aldershot Town Football Club. Musical influences include Steve Reich and Steve Martland as well as Kenny Wheeler. Vince Mendoza, Gil Evans and Marius Neset. Mosaic have played some of London's most popular jazz venues including the Vortex and the 606 Club, as well as launching their debut album 'Subterranea' in the 2016 London Jazz Festival. In October 2016 they played on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Now, broadcast live from the Southbank Centre. Their debut album, Subterranea, was released late last year and has been described as an "outstanding debut" (MOJO) and "an example of British contemporary jazz at its finest" (Kind of Jazz).

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The G, 2 years ago

a cool but very joined-up genre-crossing venture for an unusual lineup featuring his lustrous, Gary Burton-like vibraphone sound joined to brass, clarinets, a cello, and a hip and sophisticated rhythmic section

Bird D, 2 years ago

The beauty of this music doesn’t demand your attention; it simply resonates, with strength and confidence, waiting for you to hear its call.

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