10.24.13EXPANSION receives rave reviews!
The latest album has received rave reviews from the twin cities press. See what they have to say below and click the link to buy a copy directly from the band!
"Expansion is rocked-up, serene, hard-swinging and avant-leaning, with lots to savor and no missteps." - Star Tribune
"A vibrant and contrasting approach that envelops listeners in waves of sound...Their creative, improvisational music defies labels." - MPR
"A knockout...everything seems to click on this one: energy, emotion, expression, maturity, and moments of luminous beauty." - MinnPost
"Expansion reflects their maturation collectively as an ensemble with diverse tastes, and individually as composers and soloists with many more stories to tell." - Jazz Police
09.13.13New album EXPANSION available October 3, 2013
Atlantis Quartet's fourth album, Expansion, will be released on Shifting Paradigm Records on October 3, 2013. The album features nine tracks, all original compositions, recorded at the Terrarium in Minneapolis in December 2012. The music runs the gamut of jazz styles, including hard swinging post bop (Shadow Puppets), free jazz (The Age of Water, The Loudest Silence), rock influenced (Stargazer Shoegazer, Long Count), odd-meters (Acrux, The Big Room) and more. Seven of the cuts are being released for the first time, while Isle of the Flightless Birds and Hidden Place appeared on the live album Lines in the Sand.
There will be a CD release weekend at the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul, MN on Friday & Saturday, October 4 & 5, with the band performing two sets of music from the new album and more each night at 9p.
We are heading back into the studio this December to record our fourth album. Sign up on the contact page to keep posted.
12.20.11Lines In the Sand makes Citypages TOP 10
The third album from Atlantis Quartet, LINES IN THE SAND, which was released in October 2011 has recently been named to the Citypages TOP 10 Minnesota Albums of 2011. Rick Mason of the Citypages says the live album "does for the first time capture the visceral power and intellectual glory of the band on stage, where the Atlantis's wonderfully malleable sound has more room to shape-shift from bop to funk to free jazz and around the globe...Overall, it's an album that suggests limitless horizons stretching from superb playing and abundant intriguing ideas."
To get a copy of LINES IN THE SAND, click on the "buy music" page.
10.18.11New live album LINES IN THE SAND available NOW!!!
The third album from Atlantis Quartet is now officially available on at shows, on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and more. We'll be celebrating with a show at the Jazz Estate in Milwaukee, WI on Thursday, October 27 and then a weekend at the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul on Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29. Check it out!!!
04.21.112011 Best Jazz Artist Award!!!
This week, the Citypages, an affiliate of the Village Voice, named Atlantis Quartet the 2011 Best Jazz Artist in Minnesota. The band found out while on tour in New York and feels honored to receive such esteemed recognition. Thanks Citypages!!! Here's to a great year!!!
04.09.11Recording a Live Album at the Artists' Quarter May 6 & 7
Atlantis Quartet will be recording a live album during two nights at the Artists' Quarter on Friday & Saturday, May 6 & 7. Come put your support and energy on record.
03.01.11Spring Tour 2011
Atlantis Quartet is happy to announce its 2011 Spring Tour. Visit the Itinerary page to find out more details.
4/15 - Madison, WI
4/16 - Milwaukee, WI
4/17 - Cleveland, OH
4/18 - Queens, NY
4/19 - Brooklyn, NY
4/20 - New York, NY
12.23.10New Dates Announced - Dakota January 3, 2011
Atlantis Quartet returns from a two month hiatus to perform on the Dakota Jazz Club's main stage in Minneapolis at 7p. All ages welcome. $7 cover, which will be waived with a tab of $20 or more. Great reason to get out for some live music and try some great food!!! Happy New Year!!!
11.24.10Artists' Quarter Weekend Announced
Just Announced - Atlantis Quartet will play February 4 & 5 at the Artists' Quarter in 2011. Mark your calendars, as the band will be displaying some great new material!!!
07.30.102010 Halloween Show Announced - HOUSES OF THE HOLY
After performing two legendary albums in their entirety, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme on Halloween of 2008 and Herbie Hancock's Headhunters in 2009, Atlantis Quartet has decided to do a rock album this year. On Sunday, October 31, 2010, the band will perform Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy in its entirety at Hell's Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis. Mark your calendars!!!
07.28.10Benefit show at Clown Lounge on August 3
Our dear friend and fellow musician Nathan has recently had to deal with a deep deep tragedy in his life. We wish him and his partner Lara all of our love. We will be hosting a benefit show at the Clown Lounge on Tuesday, August 3. Along with Atlantis Quartet will be members of the Fantastic Merlins and another act TBA.
07.10.10September dates at the Artists' Quarter announced!!!
Atlantis Quartet will return to the Artists' Quarter this fall for two nights of great music, Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18. All ages shows.