Musical Twins Meet The Maguire Twins — drummer Carl and bassist Alan, 22. They were born in Tokyo, raised in Hong Kong and now live in Memphis. Seeking Higher Ground (Three Tree Records) is their stateside debut and it couldn’t be more impressive. As produced by Donald Brown (who has been at the helm for all eight of sax man Kenny Garrett’s brilliant albums), the sound is extraordinary, filled to the brim with the kind of sudden stops and starts that would befuddle most musicians. Saxophonist Gregory Tardy, trumpeter Bill Mobley and pianist Aaron Goldberg take the kind of circuitous solos that always lead back to the main theme but go so far out on a ledge that you almost wonder how they’re going to get back. Drummer Carl takes Elvin Jones as his muse and you can hear it. He’s a syncopated fool, daring you to second-guess his thumps. With the kind of post-bop material that’s easy to listen to but hard to play, these twins have now officially joined the ranks of such historical jazz brother teams with names like Heath, Brecker, Marsalis, Farmer, Montgomery and Mangione. Welcome to the club, boys.
Alan attended Jazz Ahead Conference, the world biggest jazz conference in Bremen, Germany to promote The Maguire Twins' new CD expanding his network meeting the people from the industry from all over the world. On the photo is Alex Dutilh, the renown jazz critique of France,
April 18, 2018 Paris, France Alan rehearsed Manuel Rocheman, one of the top jazz pianist of France at IMEP Paris College of Music. A new project, EurAsian Project with him is underway and you could sneak it on our website page. EurAsian Project
The Maguire Twins with Don Aliquo wowed the audience as the closing performance of the day. They played Carl's tune Machi no Michi, Sakura and a contemporary piece composed by Shigeharu Mukai honoring Japan, one their home countries.
The Maguire Twins 1st CD Release Concert took place at Benjamin L. Hooks Library in Memphis, TN. The quintet played for the packed audience. Scott Thompson (tp), Ray Zepeda (s), Alvie Givhan (ky), Alan Shutaro Maguire (b), Carl Seitaro Maguire (ds)
The Maguire Twins were on air at Malvin Massy's Focus on Arts on WUMR FM91,7, the US premium jazz station in Memphis, TN. They talked about their new CD 'Seeking Higher Ground' and the upcoming CD release concert @ #5 Fridays of Free Jazz concert series by Levitt Shell and Memphis Library Foundation.