Shinya Fukumori is a composer / drummer and ECM recording artist. Shinya is known for his melodic and rhythmic approach with a wide range of dynamics to drum-set playing and unique and sensitive cymbal-work, which creates a very distinctive sound. Shinya's attention to timbre, detail and space is also reflected in the colour-fields of his free-floating ballads.
Shinya Fukumori's recent album on the ECM label "For 2 Akis" has received great critical acclaim internationally.
Pianist and composer Andrew McCormack has built a diverse international career with many appearances at major festivals and concert halls all over the world. Andrew is a very popular jazz pianist and also has a keen interest in classical composition. Having studied with British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, he has gone on to receive commissions from various ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra.
Andrew McCormack’s Graviton album “The Calling” has received rave reviews from radio DJs, music critics and musicians around the world.