R*time is the first official recording in the 13 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”.
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:
R*time Trio at the Belgrade Jazz Festival 2010
R*time featuring Jean Paul Bourelly at the Berlin Jazz Festival 2009
R*time quartet at the Halifax Jazz Festival 2010
R*time Trio at the Jazz D'or Festival in Strasbourg 2010
R*time featuring Vincent Segal at the Goettingen Jazz Festival 2009
R*time Trio at Rudolstadt Folk Festival 2010
R*time Trio at Indjia Jazz Festival 2010
In NYC R*time have been featured in venues such as The Stone, Joe's Pub and Cornelia Street Cafe, among many others.