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Bill Frisell - Floratone II

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Floratone, the collaborative ensemble known for creating a sound described as “the most riveting music of the year” (NPR), is back with FLORATONE II–the follow up to their highly acclaimed debut and their first for Savoy Jazz.

Floratone features the core group of Bill Frisell on guitar, Matt Chamberlain on drums and percussion and producers Lee Townsend and Tucker Martine. Together they continue to further the spirit of composition and improvisation born in a Seattle studio back in 2005. It’s a fertile collaboration they’ve nurtured and maintained over the years utilizing a distinctive methodology of inspiration–Bill and Matt laying down musical themes-- and assemblage–Lee and Tucker with various accompaniment adding and augmenting the compositions into a fantastic groove. With the additional contributions of cornetist Ron Miles, viola/violin player Eyvind Kang (both featured on Floratone’s debut), bassist Mike Elizondo and multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion, Floratone have taken their signature sound to a new level

Floratone, the collaborative ensemble known for creating a sound described as “futuristic roots music,” is back with FLORATONE II which will be available everywhere   March 6th. The follow up to their highly acclaimed debut and their first for Savoy Jazz, Floratone features the core group of Bill Frisell on guitar, Matt Chamberlain on drums and percussion and producers Lee Townsend and Tucker Martine.

Together they continue to further the spirit of composition and improvisation born in a Seattle studio back in 2005. It’s a fertile collaboration they’ve nurtured and maintained over the years utilizing a distinctive methodology of inspiration–Bill and Matt laying down musical themes— and assemblage–Lee and Tucker with various accompaniment adding and augmenting the compositions into a fantastic groove.

With the additional contributions of cornetist Ron Miles, viola/violin player Eyvind Kang (both featured on Floratone’s debut), bassist Mike Elizondo and multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion, Floratone have taken their signature sound to a new level.

The album is released hot on the heels of Frisell’s successful collection of John Lennon’s songs, “All We Are Saying,” which reached #2 on the Billboard Top Jazz chart and is currently # 14 on the contemporary jazz chart.

 

For more information, visit:   www.savoyjazz.com

 

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