The Kutiman Orchestra

11/09/17Embarks On Ten-Stop Tour Of Germany & Switzerland

It is no longer a secret that we are true admirers of the prolific Israeli songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, orchestra-leader, mixmaster and film maker Kutiman, who keeps on adding to his already impressive repertoire. Labeled a "psychedelic space funk architect" by London's Straight No Chaser magazine, he continues his pioneering ways and is about to embark on tour early next month with his 8-9-piece psych-jazz combo, aka The Kutiman Orchestra, including acclaimed trumpeter Sefi Ramirez, whom you may remember from The Ramirez Brothers.

Two years after his amazing debut album, Kutiman began combining video art with musical endeavours of his own, thereby fathering his mind-boggling mash-up series ThruYOU, which you can read up on here, here and here. The result were a staggering 10+ million views on YouTube in just under two weeks as well as a mention in Time Magazine's "50 Best Inventions of 2009", which lead Kutiman to delve even deeper into the audio-visual craft.

"A psyched-up groove monster that can't decide between vintage and modern and instead just has it both ways" (Pitchfork), The Kutiman Orchestra is now ready to embark on a ten-stop tour of Germany and Switzerland this October. Check the 9-minute live video below to get a taste of their playfully suspenseful sounds, somewhere in between the funky spirit of James Brown and the cosmic explorations of the otherworldly Sun Ra.

Dates:

09.10. Frankfurt, Brotfabrik
10.10. Munich, Feierwerk/Hansa39
11.10. Geneva (CH), La Gravißere
12.10. Vevey (CH), Rocking Chair
13.10. Zurich (CH), Bogen
14.10. Jena, Jazzmeile Festival
16.10. Bremen, Schwankhalle
17.10. Dresden, Jazzclub Tonne
18.10. Hamburg, Mojo Club

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom