From left are Isaac Young, Tommy Furdon, Nick Charlton and Jon Dostou.
Photo by David Stoltz
By John Fitts
Get ready for the “Grüvhaus.”
On Saturday, April 16, the band Phonosynthesis will bring its infectious grooves, rock-based improvisation and jazz-funk sensibilities to the Crown and Hammer to showcase the songs on their debut album.
“I can’t wait to share the live performances with everyone,” said Collinsville resident and band guitarist Tommy Furdon.
In addition to showcasing its Grüvhaus recording, the show will marks the band’s first visit to Collinsville.
“There’s such a good scene there,” said West Hartford resident Isaac Young (vocals, piano, saxophone). “It’s going to be a listening crowd.”
Young and Hartford resident Jon Dostou (bass, vocals) formed the band in the summer of 2014. Both are formally trained musicians whose studies brought them to the University of Hartford. They didn’t cross paths there but met nearly 6 years ago at the West Hartford Music and Arts Store, where both teach music.
It wasn’t long before they were playing a sax-bass duo at Backstage Pizza Café and collaborating on other projects, including the Isaac Young Quartet.
In Phonosythesis, the two wanted to fuse their varied influences in highly musical but fun way.
“We’re trying to take the best parts of the jazz style that are still relevant to people and the best parts of the rock style that are still relevant to people,” Dostou said. … Continue Reading