Although Drifter is a relatively new name in the jazz scene, the personnel is not. Acclaimed pianist Alexi Tuomarila, saxophonist Nicolas Kummert, bassist Axel Gilain and Teun Verbruggen on drums form this exciting group which was formerly known as the Alexi Tuomarila Quartet.
The new album "Flow" is truly a modern jazz gem. Based on a melodic foundation this band unfolds and develops a very unique and playful brand of jazz. And there really is a flow in the music as you can hear especially in the opener "Crow Hill", a flow that grows in intensity and rhythmic energy. But this is just one example for the fresh vibes that Drifter are breathing into conventional patterns.
Stream the full album on Bandcamp.