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NTOUMOS LIVE IN BELGIUM @ THE BOTANIQUE 19-02-2009
Trumpeter Dominic Ntoumos caught the attention at Tecmo Festival, in Gaume, Belgium. In the middle of a hot afternoon on a small outdoor stage, the sound of a band that was clearly imbued with the spirit of the great Miles Davis but had so much energy of its own to give cut through a lazy-Sunday torpor and made the after-lunch crowd really sit up and listen.
Ntoumos is a single-minded and focused bandleader. A first-prize winner at the Royal Academy of Brussels, he graduated in 1999 and lost no time making his way in the music business. As a young jazz musician he was already turned into his own generation’s interests - so rappers and Djs playing in live bands were as natural to him as guitarists and drummers. He mixes these elements with producer’s skill, perhaps indicative of the opportunities he has already found to record for others, including Kesiah Jones, Martina Topley-Bird and Z-Star.
As part of the band Think Of One, Dominic Ntoumos shared a nomination for the 2004 BBC World Music Awards, showcased live in Edinburgh. True, perhaps , to his Brussels origins, he has made all Europe his home, choosing to work in his regular band with UK talents like the prodigiously talented pianist and composer Robert Mitchell and the French drummer Maxime Zampieri as well as colleagues from his native Belgium such as guitarist Réginald Trigaux.
In 2002, the project started in London.
The band formed by Dominic Ntoumos on trumpet with musicians such as: Robert Mitchell on Fender Rhodes, Mike Mondesir on Bass, Maxime Zampieri
on drums, Renu Hossain on Tablas and Dj Simbad. Their works are recorded on a first album called “MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC”
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In 2004, the project continued still in London with the album COSMOPOLITAN PEOPLE. The music is a mix of various influences and are only original compositions. The urban influence gives to the music various intonations and mixes acoustic with electronic.
NTOUMOS adds this note by using various effects such as a pedal WA WA for the trumpet and DJ Grazz Hoppa on turntables gives to the project the electro color.