Does anyone fancy some head-spinning, spiritual, viola-led jazz? Well, look no further than Tamil Rogeon.
Dipping his fingers in many pies, you might know the Melbourne-based viola player, orchestral arranger and conductor for his band The Raah Project, or his 2017 orchestral LP 24 Hours In Lapa. He’s also worked with the award-winning Bermuda Harvey Sutherland Ensemble.
Having recently signed to Greg Boramans’ imprint Soul Bank Music (part of the !K7 Music Group), and with a new album on the way Rogron has shared House No Wheels, a tantalising first taste of his long-awaited return to his jazz roots.
Stream below and get excited for the full-length!
His forthcoming debut modal jazz fusion project Son Of Nyx blends his viola playing with synthesisers and an acoustic spiritual jazz sound, it’s epic, lush and ethereal – especially with the wordless choral vocals of Allysha Joy and Jace XL and Ladi Tiaryn Griggs and hints at the electronic jazz fusion music of the 70s and early 80s, is very much a product of 21st-century creativity and is arguably the most original and striking project to happen in the jazz resurgence of recent years.
House No Wheels is out now – grab it here.