The Cinematic Orchestra brings its luscious nu-jazz sounds to the Rockhal.
Formed by Jason Swinscoe in the late 1990s, The Cinematic Orchestra has forged a reputation as a project that blended the best of trip-hop, acid jazz and, yes, film orchestration.
Signed to independent record label Ninja Tune, the project had all the trappings of cool and was welcomed by those in the know as a well-kept secret.
That is until the track ‘To Build A Home’ from the 2007 album “Ma Fleur” was featured on TV series “Gray’s Anatomy” and then became a ubiquitous soundtrack to several other TV shows. But it is tracks like ‘Burn Out’ that are more typical of the band and are given a good old jazz workout in their live shows.
The band has recently been supplemented by Mancunian guitarist Stuart McCallum. Its latest live shows have been “crafted with nuance, intelligence and care” according to The Manchester Evening News.