Mammal Hands is a British contemporary jazz trio that has been making waves in the music industry since their formation in 2012. Comprised of brothers Nick and Jordan Smart on saxophone and piano respectively, along with drummer Jesse Barrett, Mammal Hands has gained recognition for their unique blend of jazz, electronica, and world music influences.
The band's career began to take off after they released their debut album, "Animalia," in 2014. This critically acclaimed record showcased their ability to seamlessly merge traditional jazz elements with modern electronic production techniques. The album received widespread praise for its innovative soundscapes and captivating performances, establishing Mammal Hands as a force to be reckoned with in the contemporary jazz scene.
Since then, Mammal Hands has continued to captivate audiences with their subsequent releases. Their second album, "Floa," released in 2016, further solidified their reputation as boundary-pushing musicians. The album featured intricate compositions that showcased the trio's technical prowess while also exploring new sonic territories. Tracks like "Hourglass" and "Think Anything" demonstrated the band's ability to create mesmerizing melodies that effortlessly transport listeners into a musical journey.
In 2017, Mammal Hands released their third studio album titled "Shadow Work." This highly anticipated record saw the band delving deeper into experimental sounds and textures while still maintaining their signature style. With tracks like "Black Sails" and "Boreal Forest," the trio showcased their growth as artists by pushing the boundaries of what contemporary jazz can sound like.
Throughout their career, Mammal Hands has achieved numerous accomplishments that have further solidified their position as one of the most exciting acts in modern jazz. They have performed at prestigious venues and festivals around the world, including London Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival. Their live performances are known for their energy and improvisational skills that create an immersive experience for the audience.
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