28th November 2017: Cloudmakers Five January Euro tour and new album ‘Traveling Pulse’ FEB 23rd

MJ will be hitting the road with Cloudmakers Trio new extended version ‘FIVE’ in January 2018 and appears on their forthcoming 23rd Feb recording Traveling Pulse.  Press release from Whirlwind Recordings below:


Announcing the debut release from Cloudmakers FiveTraveling Pulse – for February 23rd, 2018


Under the leadership of vibraphonist Jim Hart, Cloudmakers Five is the new band grown from his long-standing Cloudmakers Trio with Michael Janisch and David Smith, now augmented with Austrian-born guitarist Hannes Riepler and French-based alto saxophonist Antonin Tri Hoang.

The core trio represents the culmination of over a decade of musical growth between Hart, Janisch and Smith. With their uncompromising approach, Cloudmakers Trio has been known to effortlessly marry the complex with accessibility, the improvised with composed, and showcase original music that lies somewhere between New York’s downtown sound and the modern European tradition – their music defies easy category yet draws influence from a diverse range of traditions, featuring the under-exploited format of the vibraphone trio. While pushing the boundaries of what can be done with this instrumentation they remain devoted to in the moment risk taking, a deep groove and strong melodies.

After a North American tour taking in Rochester, Vancouver, Vitoria and Twin Cities Jazz festivals, and a very well received inaugural UK tour where they recorded live at the Vortex, Cloudmakers Five will release Traveling Pulse on February 23 2018 with a European tour to support.
The album will be available in vinyl, cd and all digital formats. More info to come.


Here are the current tour dates, check back for more info as it develops:

11. Birmingham Conservatoire – day – Birmingham, England

11. East Side Jazz Club – night- Birmigham, England

12. Verdict Jazz Club – Brighton, England

16. Lille Ole Bull, Bergen Live, Bergen, Norway

17. Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland

18. Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, Scotland

19. Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland

​20. Vortex Jazz Club, London OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

21. Groove Tots & Sam’s Kitchen, Frome, England

22. Wells Cathedral School, Wells, England

23. Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Ireland

25. Bonnington Theatre, Nottingham, England


Posted on Nov 28th, 2017 by Elaine.