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26 Apr

Mammal Hands

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Mammal Hands on April 26, 2018 at Kremlino - Karaiskou 119 - Pireus - Doors open at 21:00 - "Anybody who takes an interest in the more contemporary, rock influenced end of the jazz spectrum should find much to enjoy in Mammal Hands' music." Thejazzman.com

Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands (saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer and percussionist Jesse Barrett) has carved out a refreshingly original sound from a disparate array of influences: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own. Hailing from Norwich, one of Britain’s most isolated and most easterly cities, they have forged their own path away from the musical mainstream and their unique sound grew out of long improvised rehearsals. All three members contribute equally to the writing process: one that favours the creation of a powerful group dynamic over individual solos. Their records are entrancing and beautiful affairs, while their hypnotic live shows have seen them hailed as one of the most exciting bands in Europe as they push their unique line-up to the outer limits of its possibilities.

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