Plum Sutra

Portland, OR United States

The Band
Genres:Jazz - Free/Avant-Garde, Alternative Pop, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Bio: Plum Sutra evolved out of a Zen meditation friendship in the spring of 2008. Seth Kinzie (Piano, from the NW) and Linton Wright (Drums, from Crimson Tide Alabama) collaborated to unfold rich instrumentals of novelty and emotion. They formed a musical relationship inspired by the surreal pianist creations of Claude Debussy with the progressive percussion of Carmine Appice. They gelled immediately in their fusion of rock and jazz soundscapes evoking different ideas, feelings, and creatures through lush instrumentation. They were soon joined by Connor Wade, an accomplished classical violinist from Idaho, who also adds mandolin & trumpet to his repertoire. Having already embarked on two West-coast tours spanning British Columbia down to Los Angeles, Plum Sutra is exhibiting the new sound of kick-ass zen jazz to the Pacific. From Portland, Plum Sutra creates cinematic odes celebrating the euphoric spirit of life, like a dove that just threw down its gun.

They just finished their sophomore album “A Natural History of Lemurs”: an explosive organism of psychedelic jazzish instrumentation featuring accompaniment from djembe, banjo, electric guitar, upright bass, xylophone and live lemur sounds. It was a rare studio experience, as it was recorded entirely without an computer, on an historic Atari 8-track tape machine.
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