Umbra played for the first time in the Netherlands this week at InJazz Festival, Rotterdam. We had a great time. And got our first Dutch review in Jazzenzo! Rough translation:
"Umbra, a quintet from Ireland, gave one of the most energetic performances of the whole event. In a kind of musical roller coaster they passed in turn through punk, rock, no wave jazz and improv. An unusual mix that was supported by a driving rhythm section. The playing of soprano saxophonist Chris Engel and tenor saxophonist Sam Comerford is outright explosive. The improvisations of bandleader and guitarist Chris Guilfoyle are complex and adventurous. Unstoppable music, with artistic urgency, innovative!"