The Dance of Venus (promo album)

by Samadhi Quintet

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‘The Dance of Venus’, the debut album of the Quintet, is a phonographic celebration of life, consciousness and the universe and the group explore the role of meditation and still consciousness in music. The album is inspired by the Quadrivium – the four Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music and Cosmology, studied from antiquity as a means to perceive the beautiful numerical order that characterizes the universe. They combined the rhythms of Indian and Latin American music with the beats of hip hop and the language of jazz to create a truly unique sound. The album will be released by the critically acclaimed F-IRE Label (home to previous Mercury Awards nominees Basquiat Strings and Roller Trio) on 23 March 2015. The band has received a Jazz Services National Touring Support Scheme grant for their new tour.

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Samadhi – achieved through meditation – is a state of consciousness where the logical and analytical ability of the being becomes silent. It is thus a space from which music flows, unimpeded by the ego’s thought and judgement.

“All is number” – so said the great mathematician and spiritual leader Pythagoras. If arithmetic is pure number, geometry is thus ‘number in space’, music is ‘number in time’ and cosmology – the ordered movements of the heavens – is ‘number in time and space’.

The Dance of Venus celebrates the Quadrivium – the four Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music and Cosmology, studied from antiquity as a means to perceive the beautiful numerical order that characterizes the universe.

Samadhi Quintet explore ‘number in time’, the essential nature of music by combining the highly structured numerical systems of rhythm found in Indian classical music and the pinpoint precision grooves and rich harmonic progressions of hip-hop.

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released March 16, 2015

Samadhi Quintet:
Krzysztof Urbanski - sax
Dominic J Marshall - piano
Sam Vicary - bass
Sam Bell - percussion
Sam Gardner - drums

Mix engineer Tim Thomas
Mastering Engineer David Watts
Recorded at Chairworks Studio
Photography: Sam Dunn
Artwork and design: Martin Bennett (Sixtyninedesign)

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The Samadhi Quintet is led by drummer and composer Sam Gardner, whose skittering rhythms dance in and around the melodies and patterns produced by the group as he and his cohorts apply their considerable talents to probe the structured numerical systems of rhythm found in Indian classical music and the pinpoint precision grooves and rich harmonic progressions of hip-hop. ... more

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