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Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt

Higgins, Bret; Atlas Revolt

Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt: Higgins, Bret; Atlas Revolt (Tzadik)

A Canadian quintet led by double bassist Bret Higgins (Zebrina) merging latin, R&B, soul, film soundtracks, jazz and more into moody and infectious grooves, lyrical and upbeat music that borrows freely from a variety of world and folk styles in exuberant ways.

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product information:

UPC: 702397781325

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7813
Squidco Product Code: 21082

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Verge Music Lab in Toronto, Canada in August 2014 by Steve Major.


Aleksandar Gajic-violin

Robbie Grunwald-electric piano, acoustic piano

Bret Higgins-doublebass

Tom Juhas-electric guitar

Joshua Van Tassel-drums, percussion

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track listing:

1. Atlas Revolt 4:33

2. El Metate 4:33

3. All About The Starry Dark 4:36

4. Zagazig 4:09

5. Electric Sinner 5:14

6. Sanan 4:04

7. Meat For Dogs 4:05

8. Flashbulb Memories 4:50

9. Vorticism 3:55

10. Jakaranda 3:03
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"A fabulous release by this Canadian instrumental band that blends latin, R&B, soul, film soundtracks, jazz and more into moody and infectious grooves. Bret Higgins is no stranger to Tzadik, performing on the 2014 release Zebrina and performing with Tzadik regulars like Frank London, David Buchbinder, Ben Goldberg and many others. A new take on The Meters and Booker T, this is small unit instrumental music that you will return to again and again."-Tzadik

"Bassist/composer Bret Higgins certainly has eclectic musical pursuits. He plays in folk-rock faves Great Lake Swimmers, klezmer band Beyond The Pale, and other Toronto world and folk music combos, and has also performed and/or recorded with the notable likes of Sarah Slean, Basia Bulat, Justin Rutledge, Serena Ryder, Lily Frost and many more. He now demonstrates his compositional prowess with a new project, Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt and their self-titled debut. This is attracting attention by coming out on Tzadik, a New York label headed by the legendary John Zorn. It draws upon jazz, film music, rock, Latin, pop, and world music elements, with Higgins' evocative tunes fleshed out by an A-list group featuring violinist Aleksandar Gajic, keyboardist Robbie Grunwald, electric guitarist Tom Juhas and drummer Joshua Van Tassel."Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music

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Improvised Rock
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