Playing freewheeling acoustic jazz with a hybrid of Afro-American rhythm heritage and lyrical European influences, Norwegian outfit Motif comprises some of the premier musicians on the Scandinavian scene, specialising in “a shape-shifting, cheerily virtuosic strain of avant-garde jazz, weighing song form against pure texture” (New York Times).
This genre-defying ensemble distils jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock into a singularly unique voice. “We can go anywhere, literally anywhere, we want to go. We all have musical ADD and we love it,” says Glasper. Presenting new collaborative originals and surprising cover songs, don’t miss the Experiment in their first Australian tour.
Robert Glasper — piano, Fender Rhodes / Casey Benjamin — saxophone, vocoder / Derrick Hodge — bass / Mark Colenburg — drums