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Curtis Brothers Quartet

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Most quartets today consist of a horn and rhythm section. The horn is the leader, having the melody and conducting the ensemble. For “Rhythmic Prophecies,” percussion is the base, the leader and inspiration. Rhythms are taken from literally all over the world and mixed and composed through a rarely seen jazz quartet combination. They follow in the footsteps of Herbie Hancock, Red Garland, Noro Morales, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gilepsie, who have all focused on the percussion at on point. Africa is the essence of jazz and that is where “Rhythmic Prophecies” takes it.

Their unique rhythmic concept is what separates them from most any other jazz quartets. All of their music, original or not, is base on the percussive concepts that they have accumulated throughout their experiences. Some of “Rhythmic Prophecies”’ music is so original that even great musicians such as Ralph Peterson has performed some with his world famous, “Ralph Peterson’s Fo’tet.” Since 2001 “Rhythmic Prophecies” have been performing around the U.S. and abroad. Their original sound has captivated audiences from New York, California to India. Most of the time the members are seen playing together with the 7-piece Latin-jazz ensemble, “Insight.” With only four members and with music that is arranged for the rhythm section, “Rhythmic Prophecies” are free to explore so many more avenues of music. Even as they explore odd meters, world music, and group improvisation, they keep their audiences on the edge of their seats getting ready to jump up and dance.

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