Dream Hunter Project
In jazz today, creative aspiring musicians are challenged by an
industry that favors a small group of proven names, preserving a
narrow stylistic convention. Despite this, there have been and will
always be those who change the direction of a particular genre,
pushing it into new unexplored territories. Such a group of musicians
is DREAM HUNTER. This ensemble's identifiable sound is created by the
blending of jazz, classical chamber music elements, and
the Argentinian, Austrian, and Bulgarian folk music of its
Groove Culture Project
Both experimental and comfortably familiar, pensive and impulsive, the music of vibraphonist Errol Rackipov and trumpet player Jason Carder, originators of the "Groove Culture" project, resides somewhere on the boundaries of contemporary jazz. "Groove Culture" have molded folk motives from Eastern Europe and the Orient (among others), with acid, hip-hop, funk beats and more traditional grooves. The result: imaginative musical metaphors that are simultaneously easily appreciated by the ear and offer aesthetic sophistication to the mind. And equally important - they are communicated by the finest of instrumentalists.
In part, the appeal of "Groove Culture" is in the passion and spontaneity of their live performances. The combination of acoustic and electronic instruments leaves the audience curious and impressed. With their original performative techniques and story-like compositions "Groove Culture" always seem to keep the listeners attentive and involved, sparing them the trivialities of "packaged" smooth jazz and easy listening pieces.
The infusion of jazz with world music and modern-day popular styles is a stable trend, which "Groove Culture" representatively embody. With a stamp of authenticity.