NeWt

The extraordinary instrumentation of guitar, trombone and drums make NeWt sound like no other group. The common languages are those of jazz and improvisation, however, elements of rock, ambient/electronic and folk/world music are also prevalent in the sound. NeWt's music has been compared to everything from ‘New York underground’ (Tim Berne/Jim Black's Alas No Axis), to ‘Lyrical Post-bop’ (Dave Holland's recent Quintet) and even Stravinsky. Their latest album ‘NeWt 2’ featuring Silke Eberhard from Berlin, has been released by London’s F-IRE Collective to wide critical acclaim. Building on the release of this album, the group toured the UK in the spring of 2011 and were broadcast live on BBC Jazz on 3. They were featured as part of Ronnie Scott's Brit Jazz Festival in August and also appeared at the London Jazz Festival where they supported Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. NeWt continue to move forward in 2012 with plans for a new original project which will see them creating brand new music in an intensely isolated, remote setting in Scotland. The trio walk the tight-rope between compositional complexity and spontaneous group improvisation with staggering results.

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