"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."
"...INTRIGUING TONES AND HARMONIES ABOUND ON THIS ALBUM..A MIX OF BOP AND PASTORAL ATMOSPHERES..."
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Some tracks of the full sextet on You Tube:
Here are some of the contents of our press kit:
Ratatet Logo JPEG:
More tracks from "Arctic" (Ridgeway Records)
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Ratatet Ideal Stage Plot:
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 Club, The 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.
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.