Louis Cole Big Band
Cole's distinct music gives us everything from energetic electro-jazz to silky smooth west coast vocal – sounding as much like sonic-funk as it sounds like Prince or Beach Boys.
Drummer and producer, Louis Cole, has made himself noticed all over the world in recent years, as one half of electric jazz duo KNOWER.
In recent years the artist has focused more on his solo career, resulting in the record Time, last year. The record was released by the very respectable record label, Brainfeeder, in collaboration with greats like Thundercat and Brad Mehldau, among others.
When Cole now's doing concerts with the record, he's chosen the direct opposite of boring. With his computer and a keyboard controller, he's going all in with a full big-band and Coles role in the concert is really doing everything. It is just as natural to see him leading the band, as seeing him on keys, singing or playing the drums in a fervent groove. According to those who have seen the project live, this is some of the craziest and cool concert in this years program. In other words – what else is there to do, than to get your ticket and prepare to enjoy the music and performance of one of the most innovative artists on the American west coast.
«A jazz-literate multi-instrumentalist making harmonically complex R&B, Cole can be compared to Jacob Collier»
– Uncut (8/10)