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Orbit

 

The Avi Granite 6 is a Toronto-based neo-jazz project. The group performs the music of Canadian guitarist and composer Avi Granite. Shortly after releasing Red Tree, and the group's performance at The 2008 Montreal Jazz Festival, Granite moved to New York. Ten years later, after Granite's many trips home to continue his work with the AG6, the group returns with Orbit.

Orbit is the next chapter in the adventurous improvisational style of the Avi Granite 6. The group's sound is a cultural tapestry,  exploring original compositions through fierce improvisations that bridge film music and the modern jazz tradition.

This album is about growth, change, and development. We've been at it a long time and have been playing to supportive if not wild audiences. It was time to document our evolution.”


Avi Granite 6 - Orbit
Pet Mantis Records 2018

Feturing: Jim Lewis - trumpet, Peter Lutek - reeds, Tom Richards - trombone
Avi Granite - guitar, Neal Davis - bass, Ted Warren - drums

Limited Edition Vinyl
Digital download available from
bandcamp - itunes

 


Avi Granite 6 - Red Tree
Pet Mantis Records 2007

Featuring: Chris Roberts - reeds, Jonathan Kay - reeds, Tom Richards - trombone
Avi Granite - guitar, Neal Davis - bass, Nick Fraser - drums

Digital download available from
bandcamp  -  itunes  -  cdbaby

 

PRESS

The sextet comes together to offer a gorgeous evocation of Granite’s music on Orbit
— thewholenote.com
Avi Granite and his serpentine guitar, half-intellect, half-instinct, fatten up a whole new jazz sound...
— The Hamilton Spectator
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— DownBeat Magazine
 
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News

 

• November 9, 2018 The Rex Hotel, Toronto, 9:30pm
• November 10, 2018 (quartet) The Jazz Room, Waterloo, 8:30pm

Pet Mantis Records presents Orbit, the new album from the Avi Granite 6.
Now available for digital download and limited run 12" vinyl.