Mammal Hands

Great Britain
Jazz Electronic
Mammal Hands

Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands (saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer and percussionist Jesse Barrett) has carved out a refreshingly original sound from a disparate array of influences: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own.

Hailing from Norwich, one of Britain’s most isolated and most easterly cities, they have forged their own path away from the musical mainstream and their unique sound grew out of long improvised rehearsals. All three members contribute equally to the writing process: one that favours the creation of a powerful group dynamic over individual solos.

Their records are entrancing and beautiful affairs, while their hypnotic live shows have seen them hailed as one of the most exciting bands in Europe as they push their unique line-up to the outer limits of its possibilities.

Their third album Shadow Work – which was their first self-produced album – was released in 2017 on Gondwana Records, followed by Captured Spirits in September 2020.

Soon there is more good music to come by this extraordinary trio. They will release their first live-album in summer 2022 and their fifth studio album is planned for the beginning of 2023.

Tourdates

18.02.2022 DE-Essen Philharmonie Essen Tickets
20.02.2022 DE-Freiburg im Breisgau Jazzhaus Freiburg Tickets
21.02.2022 CH-Zürich Moods im Schiffbau Tickets
05.04.2022 CH-Fribourg Fri-Son Tickets
Videos
  • Mammal Hands — 'Chaser' (Official Video)  [Gondwana Records]
    Mammal Hands — 'Chaser' (Official Video) [Gondwana Records]
  • Mammal Hands — 'Ithaca' (Official Video)  [Gondwana Records]
    Mammal Hands — 'Ithaca' (Official Video) [Gondwana Records]
  • Mammal Hands - Boreal Forest (Official Video) [Gondwana Records]
    Mammal Hands - Boreal Forest (Official Video) [Gondwana Records]
  • Mammal Hands - Kandaiki
    Mammal Hands - Kandaiki
Press
"... vor allem live wird jeder der feinfühligen Jazz-Songs der Briten zu einer kleinen gemeinsamen Reise."
Intro
“The semi-classical drums/sax/piano trio Mammal Hands mutate into a high-volume rave act.”
The Guardian
Discography
Captured Spirits
Captured Spirits
2020
Gondwana Records
Becoming
Becoming
2018
Gondwana Records
Shadow Work
Shadow Work
2017
Gondwana Records
Floa
Floa
2016
Gondwana Records
Animalia
Animalia
2014
Gondwana Records
Animalia
Animalia
2014
Gondwana Records
Line up

Jordan Smart - Saxophone
Nick Smart - Piano
Jesse Barrett - Percussion

Availability

Territories:

Europe

except:

Great Britain, Ireland, Benelux, France, Spain

2022 all year
2023 all year

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