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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Samadhi at the Sela

Matt Anderson writes - Samadhi Quintet combine the rhythms of Indian and Latin American music with the beats of hip hop and the language of jazz to create a truly unique sound. Led by drummer and composer Sam Gardner, the group has just released their debut album ‘The Dance of Venus‘ on the F-IRE label. The album is a celebration of life, consciousness and the universe and the group explore the role of meditation and still consciousness in music.

Samadhi – achieved through meditation – is a state of consciousness where the logical and analytical ability of the being becomes silent. It is thus a space from which music flows, unimpeded by the ego’s thought and judgement.

Samadhi Quintet explore ‘number in time’, the essential nature of music by combining the highly structured numerical systems of rhythm found in Indian classical music and the pinpoint precision grooves and rich harmonic progressions of hip-hop.

Watch/listen to the band recording their new album on YouTube at 

Band website: 

Sam Gardner - Drums
Krzysztof Urbanski - Saxophones
Dominic J Marshall - Piano/Keyboards
Sam Vicary - Double/Electric Bass
Sam Bell - Percussion

Gig details:

Sunday March 15th, 10pm

Sela Bar, 10 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU

Free entry

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