Teotima Ensemble will be playing a very special, very intimate gig at the Vortex Jazz Club, on Thurs 3rd July!
This is an opportunity to see the group at one of their rare live appearances.
Teotima is a jazz / world / soul large-ensemble supergroup. Featuring between 13 and 16 musicians on stage, musicians include members of the live bands of Mulatu Astatke, James Blake, Keith Tippet, Tricky, and These New Puritans, and members of London bands Wara, United Vibrations and FUR, and the incredible vocals of Ellie Rose Rusbridge.
The group will be playing music from their debut album 'Counting The Ways', and some new material.
'Counting The Ways' was released on First Word Records in Nov 2013 to critical acclaim - and is available to listen to and buy at www.teotima.co.uk
Booking tickets in advance is highly recommended as this gig will almost definitely sell out - it is very unlikely there will be any tickets available on the door.
Thanks to Marie-Cecile Embleton for the event photo.
Ben Assiter - drumkit
Ernesto Marichales - percussion
Hammadi Rencurrel Valdes - percussion
Sara Farina - bass guitar
Maria Chiara Argirò - keys
Greg Sanders - guitar
Harry Christelis - guitar
Kieran Stickle McLeod - trombone
Wayne Francis - sax
Sam Rapley - sax
Leo Richardson - sax
Alaric Taylor - trumpet
Kareem Dayes - cello
Nick Murray - viola
Nick Sigsworth - violin
Sarah Hill - violin
Ellie Rose Rusbridge - vocals
Praise for Teotima 'Counting The Ways' -
"ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE. The harmonic resonance of mature perspective and ripened soul."
- Jeremy Sole (KCRW / theLIFT - Los Angeles)
“While the entire album finds these talented musicians taking on everything from American Funk to West African grooves, “Orange Lamps” is an exceptional tune that transports your mind with an easy and captivating groove for the full 6:43.”
- Eric Sandler, The Revivalist
“So good! Music to time travel to.. takes me back to better days”
- DJ Snuff
"Excellent release." Gilles Peterson, BBC6 Music
"On first listen, this could well be album of the year!" Mike Chadwick, Jazz FM