FuMar is a Sax/ Piano duo based in Paris.
Phil Furneaux and Krys Markowski have been friends for over 40 years. They started playing together in 2010, using Skype and Ohmstudio for remote collaborations. After performing their first concerts in 2012 the band released their debut album “Lanercost Sessions” in 2015, followed by a tour of France which established the duo.
The FuMar repertoire is rooted in jazz but stays bluesy, funky and mellow with a constant dialogue between piano and sax. The band has the philosophy that “music is a transmission of emotion” and attempts to develop pieces that journey between melancholic and happy, comforting and unexpected, allowing the audience to experience a range of emotions during their concerts.
Their second album ‘Lanercost Sessions 2’, recorded in a 13th Century Piory in Cumbria, includes their two original compositions and explores classical fusion. Gabriel Faure’s ‘Apres un Reve’ is accelerated, Satie’s ‘Gymnopedie’ is stretched out, Beethoven’s string quartet ‘Op 131’ is sampled and Bach’s ‘Prelude No 1’ is blended with Tom Jobim’s Bossas.
In Sept 2016, the band enjoyed a second successful French tour of the album, travelling from Paris to Toulouse, playing 7 concerts in 12 days, travelling 2000Km and having lots of fun!
Album: Lanercost Sessions 2: http://cdbaby.com/cd/fumar
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