spinifex

  • Gijs Levelt – trumpet
  • Tobias Klein – alto saxophone,clarinets
  • Jasper Stadhouders – guitar
  • Goncalo Almeida – bass
  • Philipp Moser – drums

    Spinifex Quintet, photo by Bokkie Vink

CD presentation Hipsters Gone Ballistic 23 january 2014, Bimhuis, Amsterdam.
On the new cd Hipsters Gone Ballistic, Spinifex explores the contrast between extremely tight irregular structures and extensive free improvisations.
With its fearsomely explosive combination of musicians, Spinifex is all about compelling grooves, strong dynamics and challenging improvisations. 

Named after a tough Australian species of grass, Spinifex may at first sound like a combination of jazzcore, math-metal and other typically Western contemporary music. However, beneath the surface the listener will discover ancient cyclical rhythms of Turkish and Indian origin.
‘The irregular rhythms in this patchwork of styles continue with relentless energy… the math metal synergy shines through the tight changes which are fascinatingly intertwined with wild solos.’(Tim Sprangers,Volkskrant)
“With soloing of utter abandon, Spinifex was still driven by idiosyncratic and complex compositional constructs, where challenging unison lines and stop/start rhythms were juxtaposed with passages of more complete freedom. Adventurous yet still with potent (albeit knotty) grooves to latch onto…”
(John Kelman, Allaboutjazz.com)