NOLLER/SYLLA is a New York City based band that brings together traditional West African rhythms and contemporary jazz to create an exciting and accessible mix of pulsing grooves and soaring melodies. Co-led by American jazz drummer Jeremy Noller and Guinean percussionist Mangue Sylla, the group performs high energy arrangements of traditional African songs as well as original compositions inspired by West Africa’s vast musical heritage.
Having worked together for over 10 years in a variety of settings, Jeremy Noller and Mangue Sylla began working on this project in 2013. Inspired by Sylla’s debut recording Kon Koura, Noller adapts traditional West African rhythms and melodies for this unique ensemble. Released on Outside In Music on March 15th, 2019, their self-titled EP features an all-star cast of New York jazz musicians: Michael Thomas on saxophones (Grammy Award Winner, Dafnis Prieto, Miguel Zenon, Brad Mehldau), Ricky Rodriguez on electric bass (Grammy Award Winner, Dafnis Prieto, Michel Camilo, Saturday Night Live Band), and Jesse Lewis on electric guitar (Biophilia Recording Artist, Duchess, Endless Field).
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