Atlantic Road Trip

Mon 16 Sep, 8pm

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Celebrating their new album 'ONE' (Calligram Records), audiences can expect to enjoy atmospheric Scottish airs combined with poignant Slavic anthems; driving hard bop giving way to Celtic jigs.

Spotlighting Scottish saxophonist & flautist Paul Towndrow, Chicago based trumpeter Chad McCullough and Slovakian vibraphonist Miro Herak, Atlantic Road Trip is a truly international phenomenon bridging Europe and America, and exploring the evolution and fusion of traditional indigenous folk musics from Scotland, Ireland and Slovakia, and their historical coalescence through the medium of contemporary jazz and improvised music.

Atlantic Road Trip is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.


With this debut album, Atlantic Road Trip have given notice that they are one of the most interesting and inspirational groups on the world jazz stage. - London Jazz News

Trans-national teamwork, it should be noted, can often lead to an impressive outcome, which is certainly true ofONE, an exemplary debut album by the masterful quintet Atlantic Road Trip.  - All About Jazz

This is an international collaboration capable of transcending geographical and cultural boundaries in the process of creating some terrific music.The standard of writing and playing is exceptional  - The Jazz Mann

A very individual sound with the instrumentation featuring traditional whistles and flutes plus the Irish bodhran drum.Paul Towndrows Celtic routes are face forward on the beautiful Pale Ale with the Scottish low whistle pairing effortlessly with vibes and trumpet  - Russell Perry WTJU FM  

A sophisticated contemporary jazz aesthetic blending disparate musical elements from Scotland, America, and Slovakia  - Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman

Towndrow emphasises the sparkling clarity of traditional Scottish music through cool jazz, while Herak  plunges into Slovak waters. he connecting Slovakia with Scotland, through the universal theme of inequality between the rich and poor”  - Jan Hocek,

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