Bruut!

Bruut!

 Amsterdam, North Holland, NLD
BandJazzFunk

Bruut! and the superjazz formula: The surrealism of Quentin Tarantino films, second-hand records and old Westerns… To the vibe of lava lamps and Photoshopped boogaloo.. They balance the colourful with the unpolished, and the danceable with the listenable.Bruut! is all about super jazz.

Biography

Bruut!
A brutal misunderstanding...

Something went terribly wrong a few seconds before Bruut! had even played their first note in front of a live audience. They were introduced in a way that made the musicians realise that their expectations were very different from that of the host and public. Even though all the band’s members are all highly skilled and trained musicians capable of recreating any atmosphere, they were being expected to produce only one.

A collective chill went down their spine as they heard ‘Okay ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it for this.... jazz band!’ Yes, ‘jazz’ is not a word the knowledgeable like to use… And so when the band walked on stage they were confronted with hundreds of shiny faces hungry for loudness, sweat and never ending grooves. The party organisers had made a fatal mistake…

Under the influence of an overly high podium, overly large amplifiers and an overly sweaty audience, this evening produced a single mission. Within seconds the musical direction of the band was set. A misunderstanding – and Bruut! – was born.

Bruut! and the superjazz formula
So where does this bring us? To the surrealism of Quentin Tarantino films, second-hand records and old Westerns… To the vibe of lava lamps and Photoshopped boogaloo… To a 1960s that is as unfocused as the 1960s you see on YouTube…Bruut! swings hard. They balance the colourful with the unpolished, and the danceable with the listenable. In short: Bruut! is all about super jazz.

Maarten Hogenhuis – sax
Folkert Oosterbeek – organ
Thomas Rolff – bass
Felix Schlarmann – drums

www.bruutmusic.com
www.doxrecords.com