Apr 15, 2010
Providence based band A Troop of Echoes don't include vocals in their sets. After listening to just a few of their instrument-infused tracks, it's clear why: they simply don't need them. Fronted by saxophonist Peter Gilli and backed by three highly accomplished musicians,(Nick Cooper (guitar), Harrison Hartley (bass / synth) and Dan Moriarty (drums)), A Troop of Echoes lends itself to the musical stylings of classic jazz greats and John Coltrane, fused with the electronic sounds of like , and given a pinch of instrumental improvisation to mix things up. I hear less jazz and more jam band in their sound, but that doesn't make them any less interesting.
The band has been touring and venturing into new sounds since 2005, with plans to release a Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Massachusetts this weekend, and well worth checking out. tentatively titled Days in Automation later this year. They're at one of my favorite clubs, the