Pianist Landon Knoblock and drummer Jason Furman have been making music together for over 10 years. From their first performance together at a North Miami Beach mega church to their subsequent weddings gigs, club dates, and bar mitzvahs, they never played jazz or improvised. That all changed when an off the cuff recording session turned into an inspired exploration of sound and space, texture and rhythm. An exciting and spontaneous musical duo was born. Described as highly satisfying" by Luca Labrini of JazzConvention.net, Knoblock and Furman demonstrate a near perfect musical understanding." Brad Walseth of JazzChicago.net writes the music veer[s] from introspective and sweet to incendiary and at times edgy." Now, Landon Knoblock and Jason Furman present their new album, Gasoline Rainbow, on Fractamodi Music. An inspired set of musical paintings and landscapes that share stories of life and experience, Gasoline Rainbow is rooted in jazz but grows into music more eclectic and less predictable.
What they are saying:
A music constantly in flux, in which interaction itself becomes the fundamental element . . .relying on a deep exploration of their respective instruments and a near-perfect musical understanding." Luca Labrini, JazzConvention.net
Landon Knoblock is an honest musician . . . He performed on the piano with ranging confidence, and everything was fair gamenote clusters, sonic bursts, silence, internal plucking . . . a challenging set that pushed his young audience, rather than pandered to them." John Matouk, About.com
Landon Knoblock is a creative pianist, an ambitious composer, and an adventurous improviser. Living in New York, by way of Miami, he has performed with Katie Bull, Matt Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, Michael Blake, Ron Horton, Oscar Noriega, Kevin Mahogany, Kendra Shank, Michael Bates, and Antonello Salis. He has also released two albums as a leader, the latest released on CAMjazz to critical acclaim. He is currently a member of Michael Blake's New Quartet. Knoblockhas performed at Cornelia St. Café, 55 Bar, Barbes, and the Knitting Factory. He has also performed at the Young Jazz in Town Festival and the Art Blakey Jazz Club in Italy; the Boston Music Festival, An Die Musik in Baltimore, and Chris' Jazz Café in Philadelphia.
Jason Furman iis a genre-shattering drummer with extensive experience performing in New Orleans, Miami, Philadelphia, and New York. He has shared the stage with Diane Schurr, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, Nell Carter, Joe Williams, the Four Tops, the Four Aces, Debbie Gibson and Rosemary Clooney. In addition to being an accomplished performer, Furman is a sought after educator. He has conducted clinics at Rowan University and Burlington College, and held a faculty position at the University of Miami. Currently, Furman is the music director at the New York Military Academy.
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