Overseas

Ben van Gelder – alto saxophone | Richard Sears – piano

 Martin Nevin – bass | Guilhem Flouzat – drums

Overseas is a multi-national quartet of unique composers and performers, representing a creative front of the New York jazz scene. Individually, the members of this group have performed and recorded with esteemed jazz royalty like Tootie Heath or Mark Turner, as well as as contemporary icons like Becca Stevens or Ambrose Akinmusire. From California, Sears and Nevin hail from a landscape of redwood forests and palm trees, Van Gelder and Flouzat from the paved streets of Amsterdam and Paris. Their music is poignant melodies, raw emotions encases in polished structures, suffused with the primordial groove they came to New York to learn. Ethereal yet deeply swinging, Overseas speaks to tradition zealots as well as a new generation of listeners indifferent to stylistic boundaries.

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