SOUND UNDERGROUND (MIAMI)
Sound Underground is a compact trio with an expansive imagination. Saxophonist David Leon, trumpeter Alec Aldred and guitarist Jonah Udall draw on a broad array of influences from Cool Jazz to Americana, to Bulgarian folklore and the avant-garde to distill a unique and deeply personal voice. Hailed by AllAboutJazz.com as “a fresh sound… uncluttered and open… capable of grabbing a listener's attention and holding it indefinitely,” Sound Underground steers through inventive textures far beyond the limits of their unconventional chamber instrumentation.
Sound Underground released its self-titled debut in 2014 with a tour of Eastern Europe, performing at major international jazz festivals in Bulgaria and Serbia. Now based in Miami and New York City, they have been on the rise ever since, touring on across the U.S. as well as returning to the continent. Their sophomore album Quiet Spaces was released in September 2016.
Hunter Gather is about exploring childhood homes out of which you've long since moved. And about that one Joanna Newsom song where she sings «why the long face?» and it makes you happy and very sad at the same time. And about singing — and yell-singing. And about making noise and sound with our bodies. And about the phrase «dancing in your head» which Ornette Coleman named one of his albums. And about America, sort of. And about the wordless nod between friends.
With threads of rock, jazz, americana, ambient soundscapes and world music, Hunter Gather forges their unique brand of emotionally charged progressive jazz.