This two-horns-no-chords quartet was established by drummer Matt Jacobson in 2007 as a creative outlet for his compositions as well as his somewhat perverse fascination with anagrams. While he failed to find such avid fellow followers of wordplays, he did find and enlist the help of creative and rhythmic specialists Derek Whyte (bass) and Nick Roth (alto sax), with trombonist Colm O’Hara arriving a little later.
The band play all original compositions from Jacobson (“one of Ireland’s most exciting young talents” – the Irish Times) with influences including artists such as Charles Mingus, Steve Coleman, Deerhoof and Phil Ivey. The formula for putting all this together in one palindromical setting is downtown grooves with catchy melodies and collective improvs.
After a stop-start two years while Matt was studying for his MA in Music Performance in Lucerne, Switzerland, followed by a 6-week journey to South India to study the region’s traditional Carnatic music, ReDiviDeR are now hitting the ground running. Recent performance highlights include supporting Chris Potter’s Underground (“…easily the most compelling saxaphonist of his generation” – Detroit Press) at the Galway Jazz Festival 2010 and representing Ireland at the 12 Points! Festival 2011 (“…a fine, fly set with a solid sense of style and direction” – Laurence Mackin, The Irish Times).
The band also recently recorded their debut album “Never oDD or eveN” and an Irish release tour is being planned for November 2011 so watch out for the band at a town near you soon!
ReDiViDeR will be supported by vocalist/composer Dorota Konczewska, a well known performer on the Limerick jazz scene now based in Dublin. Dorota will be accompanied by Joe O’Callaghan on guitar and John Daly on percussion.