Like the South-American tyranni bird that can both sing and scream, whistle and shriek, this flock of musicians can create wonderful soundscapes of noises and beauty. They don’t see a reason to choose between electronic or acoustic, synths or woodwinds. Within this contrast is harmony, and within disparity is unity.
Amsterdam-based Tyranni Flock consists of award-winning young musicians, playing fresh, lyrical and exciting new music. All five coming from different musical backgrounds, with the uncommon combination of a.o. EWI, vocoder and flutes, creating one fluid sound. Their debut EP was released in 2018 followed by numerous shows throughout the Netherlands. During this tour they reached the semi-finals of the Dutch Jazz Competition 2018. Their second EP is expected in fall 2019.
“#2” is the name of the 6-track album that is released on September 13, 2019. With musicians known for their work in the pop/rock scene (Jett Rebel, Aafke Romeijn) but also within jazz and classical (Martin Fondse, Jong Metropole) it comes with no surprise that this group presents fresh ‘fusion’ music. They see no reason to choose between electronic or acoustic music, synthesizer or woodwind. In this contrast lies unity.
The group made quite the impression in 2018, releasing their debut EP and performing for the Dutch Jazz Competition. This year their new singles “Ujung Kulon” and “Dreamcatcher” were picked up internationally by a.o. the British Supreme Standards blog of the legendary Love Supreme Festival. A record full of catchy melodies and tight grooves, the screaming birds of Tyranni Flock claim their name.
ITAI WEISSMAN - EWI / vocoder | REMI J. EDSON - (bass) flute | ROBERT VAN DER PADT - piano / rhodes / synt | HIDDE ROORDA - fretless bass / synth bass | WILLEM VAN DER KRABBEN - drums
“With a fusion sound, referring to the jazzrock of the 70’s, that fits today’s time. Hip, groovy, nerdy and very danceable. Genreborders do not apply, neither do cliches." - MATTHILDE LOFFER (JazzHalo)
(...) a talented newcomer to the Dutch jazzscene. (...) Lyrical and free with surprising turns, already showing a clear signature. - WOLFERT BREDERODE (pianist, ECM)
“Strong compositions, innovative and tight, beautiful ensemble-playing and interesting soloists (...) Live a true experience.” - CO DE KLOET (NPO Soul & Jazz/Jazzism)