- Release Date 2017-09-15
- Label Lovemonk
- Catalog LMNK58RMX1
UK bassist and producer Huw Bennett is the man behind Susso, a collaborative project between Bennett and several Gambian griot families that resulted in the wonderful "Keira" album on Soundway.
Made up by a group of players from Madrid's jazz, Afrobeat and black music scene, Forastero have been experimenting with fuzzed up and leftfield beats and pieces in many of the capital's renowned live music 'salas' over the years. A six-piece, the group plays baritone sax, keys, synths, double bass, guitar, theremin and drums, and have no interest in playing fiddle to Madrid's conservative jazz audiences. In fact, it's the environment of a somewhat static new jazz scene in Madrid that has given the impetus for Forastero's creation and 'outsider' attitude. Literally their name, 'Forastero', means 'stranger' or 'foreigner'.