Earthsound is about breaking down barriers between musical genres and the human and natural world. Our repertoire mixes dynamic original jazz, music from countries such as Brazil, Peru, and Armenia, and improvisation to unique natural soundscapes. Think of Earthsound as a cross between Paul Winter, Thelonious Monk and Antonio Carlos Jobim. At a performance, you might hear bowed acoustic bass alongside Weddell seals recorded underwater in Antarctica. You might hear belly-dancing music from Turkey played with the earthy rhythms of northeast Brazil. You might hear piano and flute improvising to the haunting sounds of the cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Underlying it all is a deep improvisational groove that will make you want to dance or put you in a state of deep meditation, or both at the same time. You’ll come away with a new understanding that nature is in us and we are in nature, even if we never set foot outside an urban environment.
Earthsound has recently released its debut CD, Movement, released on Jason Davis’ JD Jazz label. In the Boston area, we have performed to enthusiastic crowds at Ryles Jazz Club, The Fireplace, The Armenian Library and Museum of America, The Lily Pad, and The Taylor House.
Earthsound features American bassist and composer Jason Davis, Brazilian flutist Fernando Brandão, Uruguayan pianist Nando Michelin, and Peruvian percussionist Jorge Pérez-Albela.