Consider The Source

Consider The Source

NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. Drawing from progressive
rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern
styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed
"Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion", the band's music strikes a rare balance between
cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has
won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from
jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.

Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless doubleneck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called
"the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers", Marin channels the mystical
fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic
soundscapes and bone-shaking riffs. With a background in classical musics both
European and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal,
Marin's hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable. Ferrara's propulsive,
percussive attack, equally suited to simple grooves and impossible chords, can
ground the music or launch it into space. His madcap gumbo of slap bass, Indian
rhythms, earthy minimalism and complex tapping constantly pushes into strange
new worlds, whilst dropping thick booty-clapping beats. Underneath them lies
Mann's rolling thunder; dense rhythmic architecture built from pure swagger and
bounce. Half double-bass prog-metal, half crackle-pop Buddy Rich-swing, with
African and Balkan swirls, Mann's muscular, freewheeling polyrhythms are the
engine fuel for CTS's multiversal mischief. Even when not improvising, the
band's music is always a conversation, a roiling stew of dynamic interplay. Each
member of Consider the Source alternately leads and follows, spars and assists;
in any single song, alliances are made and broken, bargains struck and divorces

Touring from coast to coast, as well as Europe and the Middle East, has not only
earned the band thousands of fans, but has allowed them to perform with a wide
variety of well-known artists, including Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, King
Crimson Projekt, Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Wyclef Jean, Andy Statman,
Matt Darriau (Paradox Trio), Oteil Burbridge, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey,
Dumpstaphunk, Keller Williams, George Porter Jr., Jeff Sipe, Panzerballet
(Germany), Eatliz (Israel), Freak Kitchen (Sweden), Morglbl (France) and many
others. They have performed at numerous festivals and events including Burning
Man, Gathering of the Vibes, the NYC Fretless Guitar Festival, Catskill Chill, Sun
Seekers Ball (Canada), Aura Music & Arts Festival (Florida), Jazz Fest (New
Orleans), Head For The Hills Festival & SXSW (Texas), Rootwire (Ohio) and the
NYC Gypsy Festival, to name a handful.

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