The Music of Portico Quartet - A Jazz Meets Hang Audio Adventure

Arguably the hottest thing in Hang drum music at the time of writing, are the ‘Portico Quartet’. A four piece modern London based jazz group with the Hang firmly at their center. And Portico Quartet are beginning to make some serious waves in the music world, with their unique sound finding love amongst Hang fans, jazz fans, and lovers of great music in general, alike.

With ‘Jack Wyllie’ on Soprano and alto saxophone, ‘Duncan Bellamy’ on drums, ‘Milo Fitzpatrick’ on double bass, and ‘Nick Mulvey’ on the Hang and percussion, Portico Quartet are currently (at time of writng) signed to ‘Real World Records’, a record label formed by WOMAD and Peter Gabriel, and have to date, released two intensely beautiful albums, ‘Knee-Deep in the North Sea’, released on ‘Babel
Label’, back in 2007, and their current album (at time of writing), ‘Isla’, recorded at the world famous ‘Abbey Road Studios’ (as used by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, etc.), which features nine breathtaking tracks (plus a possible download only bonus track), including the drifting and melodious ‘Paper Scissor Stone’ (see video) that carries the listener away like flotsam and jetsam, lost to the waves.
We can’t recommend giving these guys a listen strongly enough, and you can preview and purchase Portico Quartet’s albums: HERE.

Or alternatively, visit them at their website: HERE, or on MySpace: HERE.
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