R*time is the first released project in the 15 year musical collaboration between trombonist/leader Reut Regev and her husband drummer/co-composer Igal Foni. All About Jazz.com calls it a “stunning debut” that is “breathtakingly expansive and unabashedly modern”. Their recent Enja release "exploRing the Vibe" features Jean-Paul Bourelly on Guitar and Vocals and Mark Peterson on Acoustic and Electric Bass.
An expandable unit that ranges from duo to quartet and beyond, R*Time combines sophistication and propulsion with a kaleidoscopic appetite for sounds, rhythms, and musical flavors that boggle the mind, excite the body and feed the soul. Reut has been described a: “a wildly diverse stylist blessed with prodigious technique" and an approach which is "joyously unfettered" and "embraces every aspect of the trombone's storied history.” Igal’s drumming draws on an extensive experience in creative improvised music projects on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as encyclopedic knowledge and integration of idioms that range from the blistering energy and science of heavy metal to South Indian drumming, Haitian rhythms, straight-ahead jazz and funk. His telepathic interplay with Reut and their shared taste for a groove that defies categorization is at the core of the experience which is R*Time.
Notable Festival Appearances:
Muenster Jazz Festival 2013, Stanser Musiktage 2013, Belgrade Jazz Festival 2010, Berlin Jazz Festival 2009, Vision Festival in NYC, Halifax Jazz Festival 2010 , Jazz D'or Festival in Strasbourg 2010 & 2012, Goettingen Jazz Festival 2009, Rudolstadt Folk Festival 2010 , and quite a few more.
In NYC R*time have been featured in venues such as The Stone, Joe's Pub and Cornelia Street Cafe, among many others. View some videos of our recent Bryant Park Show and other shows on our youtube page.