Wandering Monster

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The debut album from ferocious jazz rock quintet Wandering Monster. Released 25/01/2019 on Ubuntu Music.

Wandering Monster perform intricately arranged instrumental rock music which draws upon jazz sensibilities and sound worlds. Made up of five crossover musicians highly active on the northern scene, the group reach beyond what may be expected from the tried and tested line-up of the tenor saxophone/guitar quintet. Retaining the harmonic sophistication and improvisational approach of jazz, these influences are juxtaposed with the rhythmic complexity of modern rock and metal. The result is a sound that is intense and raucous, yet also dynamic, sensitive and spontaneous. An engaging live act, the band is able to pull off involved written material alongside moments of exciting, natural improvisation.

This debut record explores the 'inner monsters' that we can all possess in our lives, touching on themes of nostalgia, loss, anxiety and frustration.


released January 25, 2019

Sam Quintana - double bass
Ben Powling - tenor saxophone
Calvin Travers - guitar
Aleks Podraza - piano, Rhodes and organ
Tom Higham - drums

All tracks composed by Sam Quintana

Recorded at Valley Wood Studio, Leeds by Barkley McKay valleywoodstudio.com
Mixed by Tom Orrell www.tomorrell.com
Mastered by Tim Thomas www.timthomasmusic.com

Artwork by Moonland Studio
Design by Moonland Studio and Rumney Design

Produced by Sam Quintana
Executive Producer Martin Hummel


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Wandering Monster Leeds, UK

'Thoughtful music; melodic, flowing and measured, with enough twists and turns to keep everyone engaged-'

Mike Walker (Dave Holland, Tal Farlow, Anthony Braxton, Bill Frisell)

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