Tarana

Tarana is an exciting and ground-breaking Trombone/synth (Rick Parker) & Drums/electronics (Ravish Momin) DUO that blurs the boundaries between the electronic and the acoustic, while blending a vast array of influences, ranging from Jazz to Juke to Disco to Bollywood. Using digital and analog electronics, they layer live loops, melodies, textures and sounds on top of their tight-knit

Amongst Tarana’s recent highlights, we have performed at Columbia University’s Lerner Hall (New York, NY), Jazz Festival Internacional (Mexico City, Mexico), The VDU Jazz Festival (Kaunas, Lithuania), The San Servolo Jazz Meeting (Venice, Italy) The Guelph Jazz Festival (Canada), LolaFest (Canada), Aguascalientes Music Festival (Mexico), The Calgary Jazz Festival (Canada), Jazz Lent (Maribor, Slovenia), Cultural Festival Zacatecas (Mexico), Jazz Ao Centro Festival (Coimbra, Portugal), Yardbird Suite Jazz Club (Edmonton, Canada), The Mediawave Festival (Hungary), The Jazzin’ Tondela (Portugal), The Taipei Arts Festival (Taiwan), and tour Europe, US, Canada and Mexico on a yearly basis.  We have also toured extensively in China and the UK.

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Photo: Aimee Suarez

VIDEO:
Azeem (Recorded live at Klub Alterna in Brno, CZ on Nov. 4, 2012)


Disposable  (Broacast from Duna-TV- National TV Station in Hungary, on May 11, 2013)

AUDIO:
Soundcloud (The Laden Soul Desires The Sun EP (Plasma Torus, 2013) )

PHOTOS:

http://ravishmomin.com/epk/

BIOS:

Ravish Momin, Drummer, Composer
Born in Mumbai, India, now residing in Brooklyn, NY, Momin is the leader of acclaimed World/Jazz ensemble Tarana.  They have performed at major festivals and venues in The US, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, France, Portugal, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Lebanon and India.  They have also toured in China and the UK.   His unique ‘world-percussion’ approach has led him to also work as a sideman with a diverse range of musicians.  He has toured and recorded with legendary saxophonists Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Sabir Mateen and Peter Epstein, guitarist Brad Shepik, bassists Wilber Morris and William Parker, violinists Billy Bang, Sam Bardfeld, Jason Kao Hwang, and Skye Steele, percussionists Susie Ibarra, trumpeters Roy Campbell and Raphe Malik, and Pianist Ursel Schlicht’s Ex Tempore Project.   He also performed with pop-star Shakira on televised appearances on “The View” (ABC), “Rockefeller Tree Lighting” (NBC) and the “Rachael Ray Show”  (ABC).  He worked with Hip-Hop artist Alap Momin (from Dalek.)  He has recorded for the CleanFeed, Delmark, NuBop, CIMP, Entropy Stereo, BlueRegard Records and Plasma Torus Record Labels.  He has also received prestigious grants from Meet The Composer, The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, US Artists International and Arts International.
Rick Parker, Trombonist, Composer
“Sleek and Modernistic” (David Adler, Philly Weekly) aptly describes the music of trombonist/composer Rick Parker. He has released 4 CD’s as a leader/co-leader including 2 with his quintet, the Rick Parker Collective on Fresh Sound New Talent Records and WJF Records; His breakthrough CD “Finding Space,” was named by All About Jazz editor Michael Ricci as a “Top Pick CD for 2006.” An adventurous composer and bandleader, Parker is a 2 time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award.  The Rick Parker Collective has performed at venues including the Williamsburg Jazz Festival, Somers Point Jazz Festival, 55 Bar and Blues Alley.  Parker also co-lead a quartet, 4Limones, which featured Tim Berne on saxophone and toured Mexico and the northeast USA extensively

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS FOR TARANA:

New York Daily (US) (Jan. 3, 2014)
“Tarana’s new EP, The Laden Soul Desires the Sun” is a pair of psychedelic trombone-and-percussion grooves that are vastly more lush and entrancing than you would expect from just those instruments.”
MusicZine (FR) (Dec. 26, 2013)
[via google translate] “And we cannot wait to hear the first full record from Tarana which will be talked about at length, if Momin and Parker manage to retain this quality and originality lengthwise.”
The Sound of Confusion (UK) (Dec. 24, 2013)
“There are jazz elements, there are ambient electronic elements, and there are even times when it touches upon modern, western dance music, funk, as well as more exotic, almost tribal forms. It’s a voyage into the unknown and this is what makes the unfamiliarity of it all so appealing.”
Kultur Terrorismus (DE), Raphael Feldman (Nov. 12, 2013)
[via google translate] “In such a combination as it is presented by Tarana, probably Jazz Fusion could even function in the hottest clubs.  Specifically, “Azeem O Shaan” could develop to be a total hit on the dance-floor!”
WNYC Radio (US National Public Radio Affiliate, Gig pick-of-the-day for New York City for Sept. 23, 2011), Marlon Bishop (Sept. 23, 2011)
“The result is music both composed and improvised that could be easily categorized as jazz, traditional music, electronica, or more likely, some unholy combination of all three.”
Rochester City Newspaper, Ron Netsky (March 2, 2011)
“You’ve never heard (or seen) a drummer like Ravish Momin. Whether he’s playing the drum set with his hands, seamlessly fusing his drums with a laptop full of electronic sounds, or creating vocal percussion, Momin is reinventing his instrument. ”
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Michael Machosky (June 28, 2010)
“Few groups stretch the boundaries of jazz further than Ravish Momin’s Trio Tarana, which performed Friday night at the Andy Warhol Museum. They build beautiful, utterly unpredictable improvisations from elements as disparate as Indian classical music, electronic music and a vast panoply of East Asian rhythms.”
Edmonton Journal (Canada), Roger Levesque (Oct. 31, 2009)
“Creative curiosity has been a central factor in the continuing growth of jazz music over the past century, so it’s good to find out that the crucial spirit of musical experimentation still exists. Meet Ravish Momin and his group Trio Tarana.”

WEB LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/tarananyc (Facebook Page)
http://soundcloud.com/rmomin (Soundcloud Page)
http://youtube.com/triotarana  (YouTube Channel)

European Booking:

e-mail: gee@solfomusic.com (Gee Goll)
web:   www.facebook.com/solfobookings
skype:  gee.goll
P.  +43 650 967 2413
F.  +43 1 2533033 8228

US/Canada:

Ravish Momin
email: ravishmomin@optonline.net
skype ID: ravish.momin
mobile: + 1 646 752 2533