Concert - Drumplay
As Cleveland’s world/jazz outfit, Drumplay’s sound is a wide open one—combining various percussive elements with strings and horns. Exploring Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Middle Eastern motifs in timbre and texture, their approach is purely rhythmic but gives way to a jazz bent and space between notes. “Rhythmprovisation” is how founding member James Onysko explains their modus operandi. That is, “the goal of there being no two performances alike.” A close listen to their dozen releases gives evidence to this idea.