Sounds of the Unexpected
Modal jazz, balkan rythms, soul grooves, mariachi brass. These are just some of the things that make up the eclectic sound of SOTU. Inspiration comes from many places. The band don't limit themselves and if they like it they play it. What binds it all together is a love of live music and especially improvisation. After two years playing live to enthusiastic crowds in and around Oslo, SOTU have released their debut album. It was recorded live in the course of a long weekend in a log cabin in the woods outside of the Norwegian capital. Writing in the national daily paper Dagsavisen, respected Norwegian jazz critic Roald Helgheim wrote "the band have clearly put a lot of work and energy into their music, which they say is inspired by genres such as klezmer, ska and rock. I would add a pinch of latin, but the most important thing is the originality of the songs... with it's dynamic arrangements this album is most definitely worth listening to." Featuring: Tim Lowerson - saxophone Kim Koffeld - trumpet Ture Ringeriede - doublebass Bård Bjørke - guitar Yngve Simmenes - drums.