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Markham Jazz Festival 2016

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt is the brainchild of Toronto bassist Bret Higgins and was created as a vehicle for his original instrumental compositions. Formed in 2013, the group explores genre-defying instrumental music that draws inspiration largely from film scores, jazz, rock, surf and elements of Eastern European and South American music. Their first CD released on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records in 2015 has been met with glowing reviews. ‘Bitches Brew, Pink Floyd and Taraf Da Haidouks put through a blender in Tom Waits’ kitchen’.