Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance
'Best Album' Nominee
2008 BBC Jazz Awards
'Over two intense sets, the six musicians make an overwhelming case for jazz that is visceral, intellectual and disciplined, while wowing an audience of musicians, fans, hacks and punters.'
'Bristling with inventive manipulations of instrumental sonority and timbre, surprising chordal developments and effective shifts in tempo.' The List
'The result is a dynamic set that's full of surprises, tumbling chord and tempo changes, atmospheric effects and quicksilver improvised solo runs.' BBC Music Magazine
'Accident and Insurgency' features five of the UK's most exciting young jazz musicians, in collaboration with U.S. jazz legend, trumpeter Eddie Henderson.
The majority of 'Accident and Insurgency' was completed during one four-hour live session thus capturing the essence and live energy of the band. Tracks combine traditional jazz instruments and improvisation as well as modern electronic techniques and soundscapes of local noises creating a new innovative sound.
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Throughout the lyrical, elegantly played music is consistently engaging.more >>The Scotsman
Their music revealed an engaging freshness and sense of invention.more >>Metro
The music they make evokes landscape and is strong on colour.more >>BBC Website
Umber-toned experiences that are as sumptuous as the finest chocolate melting in your mouth.more >>Atlantic Audio Society
Meditative, elegant music, sophisticated in its color palettemore >>The Jazz Rag
this stimulating album...deserves your attention.more >>The Birmingham Post
Plaudits continue for Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance as they complete their UK tour.more >>The Guardian
Over two intense sets, the six musicians make an overwhelming case for jazz that is visceral, intellectual and disciplined, while wowing an audience of musicians, fans, hacks and punters.more >>The Guardian
Elegant writing hitched to imaginative improvising.more >>The List
Bristling with inventive manipulations of instrumental sonority and timbre, surprising chordal developments and effective shifts in tempo.more >>The Herald
A clear sense of direction, strong melodies and focused improvising.more >>The Northern Echo
Enjoyable and stimulating...more >>Jazzwise
That unlikely mix of gentle attentiveness between musicians, a caring, unfussy, love of detail and a capacity to laugh and robustly stretch out makes this a joyous recording indeed.more >>The Scotsman
Intelligent and probing contemporary jazz...more >>BBC Music Magazine
The result is a dynamic set that's full of surprises, tumbling chord and tempo changes, atmospheric effects and quicksilver improvised solo runs.more >>Independent On Sunday
The collective effect is sometimes marvellous.more >>The Times
Varied, thoughtful and consistently engaging.more >>Straight No Chaser
Eleven original compositions of such measure, mystique and eccentricity that it's incredibly hard not to keep rushing back for another dose.more >>www.muszeroldal.hu
The open musicality of Henderson, of more mature years than the rest of the ensemble, has a positive effect on the playing of the band.more >>George FM - New Zealand
Delightful, challenging music.more >>Vortex Jazz Website
This is a highly entertaining and thoroughly absorbing set.more >>