Togetherness - Hamburg, Germany
Togetherness are a stellar quartet whose players will be familiar to anyone with a keen eye on the Dublin jazz scene. The launch of their debut album “Togetherness” is an introduction to a relatively new Irish group with real creative intent. The album was recorded over two days at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin with sound engineer Thomas Schmidt, and released by Livingroom Project on March 20.
Setting aside the Hammond B3 and returning to the piano has stimulated some exemplary small group writing from Justin Carroll, characterized by shifts in meter, and performed by musicians who clearly enjoy unpicking his rhythmic knots. As well as being involved in a number of interesting projects in the past few years, Justin has performed with a wide range of exceptional artists including Jason Rigby, Greg Osby and Ronnie Cuber. He also plays organ with Ireland's premier organ trio Organics.
Strasbourg-based tenor saxophonist Hugues Mayot, makes his debut performance with Togetherness. Hugues is regarded as one of Europe’s strongest players having shared a stage with Marc Ducret, United Colors of Sodom, Radiation 10, La Poche à Sons, Magma, André Minvielle, Stéphane Payen.
Word is spreading fast in the global jazz community about Seán Carpio. This exceptionally gifted drummer is in great demand currently touring with the likes of Mikkel Ploug’s Group featuring Mark Turner and Sebastien / Henri Texier.
Dave Remond, on electric bass, anchors the Togetherness sound and otherwise accompanies the great Irish guitarist Louis Stewart as well as acts as diverse as Phil Ware Trio and Yurodny.