Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Born in Szolnok, Hungary, Tomisheep is a Montreal based classically trained pianist/keyboardist, composer, arranger and sound designer. He works predominantly in the areas of studio and commercial music, in addition to a variety of popular, rock, hip hop and classical music projects.
He is a graduate of the Bartok Béla Zeneiskola (Béla Bartok Music Academy) in Hungary. Tomisheep arrived in Montreal in 2005, and has since been the in-house musical director at Air M.S. Media. Rhodes Trip was inspired by Tomisheep’s purchase of a vintage Fender Rhodes piano, an instrument whose historical and recognizable sound can be heard on legendary recordings such as The Beatles' Let It Be, on Stevie Wonder's You Are The Sunshine of My Life, and on recordings by legendary jazz musicians Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Joe Zawinul and Herbie Hancock.
Tomisheep’s personal Rhodes trip started at improvised music sessions with a group of some of Montreal’s best known instrumentalists. Tomisheep says: “After scoring the music for 26 episodes of a TV series, I needed to get away from the computer and back to the basics of free form improvising and recording with great musicians. I dug out my trusted Fender Rhodes, and contacted my friend Alex Bellegarde, a great double bass player and improviser.
There were moments in these recorded jams that were too cool to delete. A few more friends added overdubs to the original tracks; Rhodes Trip is the result of these sessions.” Rhodes Trip features Tomisheep on Rhodes piano; Namori Cisse and Alain Mercure on drums; Alex Bellegarde on electric contrabass; with guest appearances by Daniel Paul Bourdages on flute, Philippe Dalphe on saxophone, Eduardo Sanchez on trumpet, Richard Lemoine on guitar, Kiko Osorio on percussion; and turntablists DJ 7D & DJ Pocket.
“Backed up by wah-wah sounds, amplified trumpet and rhythmic details inherited from the unsurpassable Weather Report, everything on this album is set to conjugate the past into the present.” Journal de Montréal
“…for a good dose of groovy jazz and funk, it’s perfect. The musicians are having fun, that’s obvious and shines throughout the album.” Voir
”I can feel the love Tomisheep has for his Rhodes. This is jazz that you can get down to.” Lauren Burrows, CBC Radio
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