“…what sets Ratatet apart…is Hall’s finely calibrated compositional sensibility, which balances muscular grooves with multidirectional melodic lines, lush chords and lapidary voicings.”- Andrew Gilbert


by Lincoln Adler

"WITH SO MANY JAZZ OUTFITS NOWADAYS CONTINUALLY REACHING BACK INTO THE ARCHIVES TO COVER STANDARDS AND REWORK THE CATALOG, IT IS REFRESHING TO HEAR SUCH AN ADVENTURESOME ENSEMBLE AS RATATET."
- JAMES NADAL, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"..THE SOUND IS SO SCINTILLATINGLY DIFFERENT AND PASSIONATE, LET'S FOR ONCE THROW AWAY THE CONCEPT OF GENRE, SHALL WE?"
- MIKE GREENBLATT, CLASSICALITE

"... JUST LIKE OREGON PROVED TO BE THE UPSTARTS WHO CAME TO STAY, RATATET IS A DELIGHT FOR YOUNGER, OPEN EARED LISTENERS WHO DON'T MIND HAVING THE DOOR TO SOMETHING NEW OPENED FOR THEM." 

MIDWEST RECORDS

Alan Hall’s Ratatet, “Arctic” (Ridgeway Records): A first-call Bay Area drummer born and raised in San Jose, Hall waited until deep into his sterling career to release his first album under his own name, and he fully lives up to the high expectations with “Arctic,” an album that’s the opposite of cold and barren. His Ratatet is a sleek, six-piece chamber-fusion combo featuring the incomparable Paul Hanson on bassoon and tenor sax, Jeff Denson on electric and acoustic bass, trombonist John Gove, Dillon Vado on vibraphone, and pianist/keyboardist Greg Sankovich.
— Excerprt from Andrew Gilbert's "Mercury News" article: " Best of 2016", about his list of best Bay Area releases of 2016.

NEW:

For booking options, WE NOW COME IN 3 SIZES:

Ratatet (sextet)

RATATET 4

RATATET 5

Some  tracks of the full sextet on You Tube:

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Here are links to our:

• Press Release 

• Stage Plot/ Specs Sheet

• Band jpegs.

One Sheet

 

ONE SHEET:

Here are some of the contents of our press kit:

One Sheet:

Ratatet Logo JPEG:

Photos:


More tracks from "Arctic" (Ridgeway Records)


 

contact us: jazzdrumming@gmail.com

Ratatet Ideal Stage Plot:


Short Bios:

Short Bio of Ratatet:

Ratatet sprung forth from, "Electreo", which is a trio consisting of Alan Hall on drums, Paul Hanson on bassoon and Jeff Denson on bass. Desiring to write for a larger unit, Hall formed Ratatet by adding trombone, vibes and keyboards. The increased sonic possibilities has allowed Hall to explore his full range of influences which include South American rhythms,  Pop Music, Funk, French Expressionism, Modern Jazz, and the ECM and Blues traditions.

Ratatet recently release their debut CD, "Arctic" on Ridgeway Records, and are in the middle of a national publicity and radio campaign to support the CD.

Ratatet has performed @ Oakland's  Birdland Jazzista ClubThe California Jazz Conservatory, and Musically Minded Academy . Ratetet recently was invited to do a Billy Cobham tribute for KCSM's 'In The Moment" radio series and is currently working with  "Jazz In The Neighborhood" and others on future engagements on the West Coast.


photo of Alan by Lincoln Adler

photo of Alan by Lincoln Adler

Short Bio of band leader, Alan Hal:

Alan Hall has performed and/or recorded with many jazz greats including; Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Lee Konitz, Paul McCandless, Geoffrey Keezer and Art Lande. He has worked for Cirque Du Soleil in NYC and  Teatro Zinzanni in Sam Francisco.

Alan taught  at Berklee College of Music in Boston for seven years and currently is an associate professor at The California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley; and an adjunct professor/lecturer at U C Berkeley and California State University East Bay in Hayward. He has given clinics for numerous schools and festivals including Berklee College of Music, Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the Pacific Coast Jazz Festival. He is the author of several drum articles and a drum book entitled "Internalization- a non-reading intensive approach to the Jazz drumming language"

He is a proud endorser for Zildjian Cymbals, Brooks Drums, Vic Firth Sticks and Aquarian Heads.

•Band member bios and pics coming soon.