Floratone, the collaborative ensemble known for creating a sound described as “the most riveting music of the year” (NPR), is back with FLORATONE II—the follow up to their highly acclaimed debut and their first for Savoy Jazz. Floratone features the core group of Bill Frisell on guitar, Matt Chamberlain on drums and percussion and producers Lee Townsend and Tucker Martine. Together they continue to further the spirit of composition and improvisation born in a Seattle studio back in 2005. It’s a fertile collaboration they’ve nurtured and maintained over the years utilizing a distinctive methodology of inspiration—Bill and Matt laying down musical themes-- and assemblage—Lee and Tucker with various accompaniment adding and augmenting the compositions into a fantastic groove. With the additional contributions of cornetist Ron Miles, viola/violin player Eyvind Kang (both featured on Floratone’s debut), bassist Mike Elizondo and multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion, Floratone have taken their signature sound to a new level.
Bill Frisell - Guitars
Matt Chamberlain - Drums/Percussion
Lee Townsend - Production
Tucker Martine - Production