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27/07/2009 Jason Yarde (quote)

"I was knocked out by this project (Outhouse Ruhabi) when I saw them perform at Cheltenham (Jazz Festival) last year...
This has got to be some of the most rootsy and fully realized music/musical collaborations you'll hear anywhere on the planet..."

 

06/06/2008 Chris Parker, The Wire -Cheltenham Jazz festival 2008

... Another Jerwood JazzGeneration gig followed immediately:
“Outhouse Ruhabi” featured the London-based jazz quartet
Outhouse (drummer Dave Smith, bassist Johnny Brierley,
saxophonists Robin Fincker and Mark Hanslip) and a Gambian
percussion group, Sabar Drums (Boubacar Camara, Biran and
Mambiran Saine, Kaw Secka and Laity Fye). Vortex patrons will already be familiar with the former outfit, who usually dispense a raw and vigorous mix of free-ish jazz and heavy riffs, but in this company they adapted their sound sensitively to the demands of the driving, whip-smart but roilingly exuberant sound of the Wolof drummers. Breathtaking precision and passionate energy characterise Sabar Drums' approach, and it was fascinating to hear Fincker and Hanslip folding their respective tenor sounds into the percussion mix, producing in the process music that was clearly the result of close mutual attention and respect. Laity Fye, too, proved to have a spine-tingling vocal talent that brought the likes of Salif Keita to mind, and overall this was a triumphant vindication of the practice of musical travelling and study (as opposed to the more usual article, musical tourism).

 

08/05/2008 John Fordham – The Guardian

“Jubilantly gossipy talking-drum exchanges built to frenzied climaxes, while two saxophonists wound long-lined melodies over the polyrhythmic furor."

 

01/04/2008 Chris Parker - The Wire

Outhouse have been dispensing their driving, often
exhilarating music live for some time now, frequently at
the Vortex, the Oxford and similar venues, but this
eponymous album is their first attempt to capture their
sound on CD. They play a vigorous mix of beefy, clattering riffs, free-ish improvisation and all points between, exploiting the musical rapport between saxophonists Robin Fincker (who doubles on clarinet) and Mark Hanslip, whose horns move between harmonized theme statements, nervy intertwining extemporisation, solo musing and chattering interaction as required by their restless, probing music. Drummer Dave Smith bristles with energy and commitment throughout, and bassist Johnny Brierley provides solid but supple support and the odd solo and with guests Kaw Secka (tama on their African-influenced piece 'Japa Seloho') and Jeanne Added (wordless vocals which weave in and out of the reeds playing on three tracks) also skilfully deployed, this is an intense, hard-hitting but well-paced debut which should, by rights, attract many new listeners to their excellent live performances. Recommended.

 

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