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Posted 05 February 2008 - 11:01 PM

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The Portico Quartet are a 4-piece modern jazz group from London. Their sound is made distinctive by the use of the hang, a 21st Century percussion instrument used on all their tracks. They comprise Jack Wyllie (soprano and alto saxophone), Duncan Bellamy (hang and percussion), Milo Fitzpatrick (double bass), and Nick Mulvey (hang and percussion).

After nearly two years of playing mainly small gigs and busking regularly outside the National Theatre in London, they signed to Babel Label in 2007. Their first album, Knee-deep in the North Sea was released on 5th November 2007, coupled with performances at the London Jazz Festival at Purcell Room together with pianist Michiel Borstlap and drummer Bill Bruford.



From Vortex Jazz:

The buzz surrounding the Portico Quartet is somewhat reminiscent of the stir created by Polar Bear on their arrival on the UK scene some years back, and there are some musical similarities between the bands, too: each has a slightly hypnotic, insinuating approach to themes; their varied textures and easy, slow-building insistence are also similarly beguiling.

Portico Quartet's distinctive feature, however, is Nick Mulvey's hang, a sort of steel pan with a plangent but percussive sound, which sometimes makes the entire band resemble a miniature gamelan. Set against the strident skirl of Jack Wylie's soprano (used on most of the tracks) and the steady grounding pulse provided by bassist Milo Fitzpatrick and drummer/hang player Duncan Bellamy, whether the band is operating at relatively gentle, softly scurrying or swiftly pattering tempi, the hang sound is what lingers in the mind, and is undoubtedly one of the main reasons for the band's growing reputation as one of the surest draws on the contemporary jazz-and-related-musics circuit. Recommended.


Seriously, check these guys out. I heard they were playing the Big Chill and checked them out. Great modern jazz with some pretty awesome minimalist influences. They have released their first album, Knee Deep In The North Sea which I'm gonna check out now.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 11:03 PM

not bad.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:36 AM

GTFI hur people.

Fans of Contemporary Noise Quintet will enjoy this.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:45 PM

you filthy hipster

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:51 PM

gtfo john you aint hip enough

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:50 PM

:cool:

tell me those glasses arent hip

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:09 AM

When I first saw the pic I thought they were gonna be some shitty indie band, but they turned out to be fantastic.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:50 AM

I was really digging "News From Verona" until the sax came in. Ouch.

I'll try the other songs. It's sort of a neat blend of the post-2000 sound in bop with minimalism.. though that sax. Kinda smooth nah mean?

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 09:19 AM

Yeah I know what you mean, but I think for a lot of it that the sax suits it, just because of the "cleanliness" of all the other parts.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 07:08 PM

If anyone is interested, I'll be uploading the album later, its fantastic.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

Wowzees



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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

Can someone PM me the new self-titled album?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

Saw these guys in 2009 at Womad. They were crackin live and since then, their first album has been regularly in my rotation. Is the new one good?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

Damn, I'm loving that posted new song.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:55 AM

new album was given best album of January at The Silent Ballet, keen to check this out :)

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