The Northern California quintet brings reckless sophistication to each performance with an improvisational, genre-bending approach to music. Their compositions range in style and complexity, moving from deep funk grooves to epic rock crescendos to intricate, fusion-esque unison lines and back again, with improvisation and an in-the-moment attitude as the only constants. They are certainly a group that must be seen live in order to fully appreciate the level of musicianship and soul they bring to every show they play.
With nods to the funky, the quirky, the downright dirty and the too beautiful for words, The Bumptet takes listeners on a spirited and lively journey, one presented by musicians that have honed their craft into a timeless and boundary-busting sound that appeals to many music lovers. Fans of bands like Weather Report, Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, or MMW & John Scofield, will bounce their heads alongside of "jamband" fans- these guys may be playing "jazz", but they all came up rocking sweaty late-night jams and passing out show fliers on Phish tour.