The word Tomorrow People means (according to our perception for the band and the music itself) ..to always look ahead without neglecting the past.. And the word ensemble means a group of musicians playing or singing together.
The guys held onto their various side-gigs and all four continued to work with other artists and groups (still do in fact) but the quartet was un-derivative, un-jazz and unlike anything they had ever experienced before. They were having a great time (still do in fact).
In 2004 things were getting serious. After playing in gigs, we had a chance to do our first little concert. It was in Pondok Pinang ( PonPin) Concert Practice. Its a mini art centre where they have a performance and jam session every Friday afternoon. Thanks to Indra Lesmana and Aksan Sjuman the creator of the event ( both are great musicians). Then another concert in Jazz Festival called Pasar Jazz created by Riza Arshad .It was held at The Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in April 2004.Then a concert @ Institut Musik Daya in early August 2004.
We let any kind of music that sounded good come to our ears and let that music inspires us. But definitely we have a lot of Jazz influence in our music (harmony, rhythm, improvisation).But also rock n roll, blues, reggae , electronic music, afro Cuban, classical, even Indonesian Traditional Music.
We hope that we can get along with each other and continue playing, making good music and make recordings in the future. Because each member cites the need to grow individually as musicians and with a sincere desire to learn more about themselves and their art away from the band… to practice, to learn and to grow. Together and apart.
But one thing that we could say "as long as the music's still growing and remains fresh then we hope we'll still be together , we all kinda feel that way."
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