Bonsai Club is an album of compositions by Bonsai. This is a group where everyone is the leader, and the music is written to be played by each other, with each other. The long-standing relationships between Jonny, brothers Rory and Dom, and childhood best friends Toby and Joe mean that Bonsai are able to work cohesively and freely as a collective, resulting in total synergy. For this record Bonsai have explored breaking down boundaries between genres, whilst developing a sound that is driven by a myriad of ingredients: expressive vocals, a plethora of synths, and groove fuelled improvisations.
“Bonsai are bouncing with excitement (like a dog with two tails!), to be releasing Bonsai Club on Ubuntu Music”, trombonist Rory Ingham continues. “We’re overjoyed that Martin Hummel has decided to provide us with the platform to release this brand-new music; Martin is one of the most supportive, forward-looking and open-minded individuals on the UK jazz scene. I am truly hopeful that we reach an audience that enjoys all kinds of music, as this album has something for everybody.”