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Out to Sea with Garage A Trois

New Orleans-based jazz-funk fusion quartet Garage A Trois ventures into new waters with Outre Mer, an atmospheric soundtrack for a French indie movie.

The music for the album was recorded live -- and entirely acoustic -- to accompany the film, which was directed by Klaus Tontine.

To create their energetic, rootsy sound, Garage A Trois uses vibraphone (Mike Dillon); eight-string guitar (Charlie Hunter); drums (Stanton Moore) and a saxophone (Skerik).

The results, on Outre Mer and elsewhere, layer grooves upon one another, and reference roots music not only of America, but of Africa and points beyond.

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