WoodSongs 909: Rhythm Future Quartet and Phoebe Hunt

published 9 months ago by The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour Vodcast

THE RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today�s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli plus Max O�Rourke on second guitar and Greg Loughman on bass, the quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. The band's latest is titled 'Travels'. PHOEBE HUNT is an accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music. Formerly of the Belleville Outfit, she makes an impressive creative leap with her new album 'Shanti's Shadow'. It�s the culmination of a five year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath. Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date. WoodSongs Kids: Olivia and Eliana Lee are sisters from Versailles, Kentucky that love to play fiddle.

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