Thu July 2, 2020
Jazz Fest Wien 2020

Devils of Moko (GB)

Dominic J. Marshall: piano, synthesizer
Mulene Matondo: bass
Sam Gardner: drums

The three protagonists of Devils of Moko met years ago at Leeds College of Music. A pianist, or synthesizer player, a bass player and a drummer make music that is dynamic, but still seems to have some kind of promise of salvation. “Vata” is the name of a shimmering piece of music from the trio, named after a term from the Indian teaching Ayurveda. The music of the Devils of Moko sounds flexible and light. Congolese grooves mix in this free music with structure-breaking motifs. The aesthetics of drum’n’bass, electronics and jazz overlap. The most sensual is the characteristically warm sound.