Check out the latest video featuring some footage from our last show at The Vortex (London, UK).
And on a separate topic, this is kind of cool, and makes us want to book a show in Davis, CA:
KDVS TOP Ten Jazz Chart/Reported to CMJ for 03/18/2013 KDVS 90.3 FM Davis, Ca. 95616 www.kdvs.org
03/18/2013 1. Den Svarta Fanan – “Den Svarta Fanan” (ugExplode) 2. Evan Parker – “Vaincu. Va! Live At The Western Front 1978” (Western Front) 3. Chris Potter – “The Sirens” (ECM) 4. The Thirteenth Assembly – Station Direct” (Important) 5. The Kandinsky Effect – “Synesthesia” (Cuneiform) 6. The Wayne Shorter Quartet – “Without A Net” (Blue Note) 7. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran – “Hagar’s Song” (ECM) 8. Hiromi – “Move” (Telarc) 9. Dylan Ryan/Sand – “Sky Bleached” (Cuneiform) 10. Espen Eriksen Trio – “What Took You So Long” (Rune Grammofon)
Thanks to everyone who came out to support the European shows! Our latest record, Synesthesia, has been getting great reviews and publicity. We were recently selected as one of the jazz records of the month for Jazz News in Paris.
We’ve also landed some great reviews in Igloo Magazine, All Music, All About Jazz, and many other fantastic spots. Check out our press page for a list of all the reviews we’ve found. If you know of one that we are missing, please let us know!
We’re now fully digging into booking dates for the rest of the year, including a June US tour that will hit cities in California/Nevada and other spots along the East coast.
Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by international currents in electronic music, The Kandinsky Effect is a jazz power trio for the 21st century. Now based in New York City and Paris, the band makes its Cuneiform debut with Synesthesia, a roller-coaster ride of an album marked by fierce grooves, subtle electronic textures, intricate metrical shifts, and a commitment to empathic group interplay.
Featuring Warren Walker on saxophone and electronics, bassist Gael Petrina, and drummerCaleb Dolister, The Kandinsky Effect explores a distinctive swath of sonic territory, inspired by similarly electronica-laced ensembles like Kneebody and Jaga Jazzist. With a long history as a cutting edge format, the saxophone, bass and drums trio is usually employed by horn players looking to explore harmonically unfettered improvisation. The Kandinsky Effect finds a different kind of freedom in the lack of a chordal instrument.