Devils Of Moko, Algorithm Review
Hitting the United Kingdom’s jazz scene with a new sound is the Devils Of Moko. Devils of Moko consists of Dominic J Marshall on piano and synth (Dominic J Marshall Trio, The Cinematic Orchestra), Mulele Matondo on bass (Kongo Dia Ntotila) and Sam Gardner on drums (Septabeat, Samadhi Quintet). Their music is a collective melting pot that captures each of their individual styles and amalgamates them into something fresh and unique. “If music is water, we are like fish,” says bassist Mulele, who regards no unchartered territory as ‘off limits.’ The players first met in the African Ensemble at Leeds College of Music. Within hours of jamming, they performed their first gig and stayed together a while until life and time took them in different directions. In November 2018, a sudden decision to have another jam almost instantly led to their debut album, One. The collection of ten tracks was written and recorded in less than ten days, with that same spirit of spontaneity from their first meeting still very much alive. The trio is now releasing “Algorithm” on Pussyfoot Records.
Release Date: July 25, 2019
The three distinctive styles and influences of the players create an interesting sound that is fresh and pushes the jazz genre forward.