Rising stars of the UK jazz scene since formation in 2010, Dagda sum up what inspires their music in three words: Culture, Tradition and Experience. Led by saxophonist Tom Harrison, the band features guitarist Billy Adamson, bassist Tom West, drummer Mike Clowes and special guest awarding-winning Irish saxophonist Michael Buckley. The main feature of this eponymous debut album is 'Suite for RLH', a through-composed suite in 5 parts dedicated to the memory of Harrison's grandfather.
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“Energetic modern jazz with a rocky edge.”
One to watch 2012
Powerful, punchy compositions with a snappy delivery...A
I congratulate [DAGDA] on the creation of this inspiring work
their debut, and look on with great interest at their pilgrimage
on the creative modern jazz path.
Jean Toussaint, Saxophonist/Compsoer
Original, innovative, intuitive...could be a breath of fresh air for
the UK jazz scene.
Mornington Lockett, Saxophonist