The Franco Proietti Morph-tet

The Franco Proietti Morph-tet

 MontrĂ©al, Quebec, CAN
BandJazzFunk

There is a definite jazzy influence at the core, but the music shoots out in many directions like spokes from the center of a wheel. At times, hip hop, at times, funky trippy texture based tunes, a bit of blues a dash of dub -all coming together in the spirit of playful musical experimentation.

Biography

A hard band to describe, since they are always "morphing" - The Franco Proietti Morph-tet seems to change with every show. The main line up consists of drums, bass, turntables and 3 horn players, but at any given show, guest vocalists, guitarits, harmonica players or whatever else may show up. It is not only the lineup that is in constant flux, however - the sound is as well. The main influences are jazz, hip hop and funk, but depending on the gig and the guests that evening, anything can happen.

The Morph-tet's highlights include opening for hip hop legends The Digable Planets and jazz innovators The Sun Ra Arkestra, as well as playing festivals such as the St. Ambroise Funk n' Jazz Fest (QC) and The Sunseeker's Ball (NB). Their latest CD, "Like The Shore Is To The Ocean" has been charting consistently on Earshot since its fall release.

Discography

"Morphology" LP 2008.
"LIVE! A Weekend at Centre St. Ambroise" LP 2010
"Like The Shore Is To The Ocean" LP 2011

Set List

A typical set runs about an hour, and includes most of the songs from the most recent CD, a couple from the first and a cover or two added in plus whatever new material we're working on. The longest we've played is 2 sets of 90 minutes each.