In Common ensemble brings together a unique fusion of styles and influences, stripped to their core elements and combined to make something individual and personal. In Common’s debut album ‘Love & Stillness’ brings together jazz, Indian classical music, Scottish traditional music and electronica, capturing the essence of each style through showcasing the skills of a highly accomplished group of musicians, each of whom understands their respective disciplines to the highest degree.
TOM BANCROFT’S IN COMMON:
Strip away the surface features and jazz, electronica, Scottish traditional music and Indian classical music all share:
groove & rhythm,
collective and individual improvisation,
melodies and scales/raags,
vocal rhythmic patterns.
This brand new project led by Tom Bancroft: • starts with the bodhran and the tabla and a drone, • adds Indian Classical Violin and improvising jazz guitar, • and continues adding layers and voices from different traditions, in a creative new project that focuses on the common ground between Scottish music, jazz, Indian music and electronica. Sharat Chandra Srivastava (violin), Gyan Singh (tabla), Tom Bancroft (bodhran & drums), Graeme Stephen (guitar & loops), Sophie Bancroft (voice), Gina Rae (voice).