Featuring some of Scotland’s finest young jazz musicians, Graham Costello’s STRATA bring the world of 20th-century minimalism together with the noisier influence of the European indie scene to form a sound ranging from delicate and meditative to more unhinged and highly intense. The music explores polyrhythm, cyclic form, collective groove and, at its true core, improvisation.
STRATA exist in two formations - quartet and sextet, each exploring compositions exclusive to that instrumentation. The quartet focusses more on collective polyrhythmic groove and is the foundation of the sound. With the addition of horns, the sextet features more textural exploration and dynamic range: the upcoming 2018 debut album will capture both these formations at their best.
STRATA also run their own monthly residency at Glasgow’s renowned DIY venue Bar Bloc, where they continue to craft their sound and bring improvised music to newer audiences.
Harry Weir - tenor saxophone
Liam Shortall - trombone
Fergus McCreadie - piano
Joe Williamson - guitar
Angus Tikka - electric bass
Graham Costello - drums and composition
Contact: Graham Costello
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“Groovy yet cerebral" - BBC Scotland
"Such a hypnotic and compelling sound...intricate polyrhythms delivered with absolute precision" - BBC Scotland
“the fact that this is the project's debut seems remarkable”- London Jazz News
“Graham Costello’s STRATA blew minds and mesmerised with their minimalist jazz/progressive fusion”- Culture Stirling
“Based on current form, this is set to grow exponentially” - The Scotsman