MISTURA perform an exhilarating blend of hot Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and funk rhythms with cool contemporary jazz.
"Latin Jazz Braziliance!" Tony Herrington-The Wire
Led by the vibrant and versatile flautist, composer and arranger Rowland Sutherland, the group explore a wide and exciting range of styles from samba, batucada and bossa to various African and Latin rhythms, which explains the name MISTURA ("mix").
This album features players who have also recorded with Incognito, Lauryn Hill, Red Snapper, Celia Cruz and Massive Attack.
Mistura have been exciting audiences and receiving rave reviews at many music events and festivals both in the UK and Europe.
In 1998, Mistura supported the legendary pianist and singer Tania Maria at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. They went down a storm at the Ritmos Festa do Mundo 95 - Porto, Portugal which also featured Salif Keita & Irakere.
The members of the band are from different cultural backgrounds creating something deep and very special.
They have played with such international artists and groups as:Airto,Flora Purim,Dom Um Romao,Olodum,Ray Barreto,Joyce,Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente.
"Flautist Rowland Sutherland has a superb sound and technique, and is undoubtedly one of the very best flautists on the British scene".TIME OUT.
"Mistura provide a Latin fusion of stunning quality and live visual entertainment... they are a must".Martin Scott - THE ARTS COUNCIL.
Rowland is voted #1 flute player for 2003 on the strength of his album Rowland Sutherland's Mistura - 'Coast to Coast'
The Brazilian newspaper Tribuna da Imprensa ("Press Tribune")with the results of it's 24th Annual Poll for 2003.
1º Rowland Sutherland ("Coast to coast" - FMR);
2º Hubert Laws;
3º James Moody;
4º Yusef Lateef;
5º Frank Wess