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The Adrian Kelly Quartet is not your typical jazz quartet. Award winning composer and trumpet player, Adrian Kelly, creates exciting and engaging music ranging from the deeply intimate to ecstatic celebrations and powerful funk grooves. With wild electric sounds blended with the more traditional textures of jazz, the quartet fuses such diverse influences of Miles Davis, Stravinsky, Stockhausen, and Squarepusher; breaking down the barriers of genre with an energy and emotion that reaches all lovers of music.
Sounds Like: Chris Botti, Till Bronner, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Jacky Cheung
Bio: Born in 1974 in Lancashire, England and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Adrian began playing trumpet at the age of six. His natural ability and dedication to the instrument saw him progress rapidly, and he is now one of the most sought after studio and touring musicians in Asia and Australia...See Full Bio
““... Intercontinental Drift is a surprising album. Where many modern jazz records add some funk elements, they come out sounding like they're trying to be funky. This one actually is funky. Deep bass grooves serve as a foundation underneath some strong trumpet lines and solos. Improvisation runs deep and transitions seamlessly from one performer to another. ... The album is at once avant garde, jazz-funk fusion, and straightforward modern jazz. ... you have a thick sound, full of energy but still exploring the intricacies of the compositions. More difficult to pin a category label on than much contemporary jazz, but an excellent release all around.””