N.Y.’s Forward Motion

New York’s Forward Motion

Quinsin Nachoff – Sax and Composition

Russ Johnson – Trumpet

Andy Milne – Keys

Dan Weiss – Drums

About Forward Motion

This sleek new group uses the distinctive Fender Rhodes sound as its anchor. Featuring ‘one of Canada’s leading saxophone innovators’ (Toronto Star) the Forward Motion offers a unique look at modern jazz with rock and fusion influences. Original compositions range from the intimacy of a piano trio to the bombastic energy of the organ trio tradition.
Nachoff’s compositions have been described as ‘…jaw-droppingly impressive…’ (All Music Guide) and his most recent recording has garnered critical acclaim: ‘…a fascinating mind…exquisite, forlorn tenor’ (Downbeat Magazine).


‘Funky, passionate and intellectually probing, Nachoff is the total package.’
Glen Hall, Exclaim
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‘splendid examples of imagination, wit and daring yet show keen understanding of jazz traditions.’
Geoff Chapman, Wholenote Magazine
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‘a highly developed composer’
‘always intriguing and smartly executed’
Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen
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‘a world that spans jazz and pop inflection to create something at once familiar and ‘wondrous strange”.’
David Olds, Wholenote Magazine
‘Nachoff is one of an increasing number of jazzers playing with drastically different ensembles and using elements of various styles (in his case, from classical to funk to rock).’
Mike Doherty, National Post
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‘Tour de Force’
Culture Jazz – FRANCE
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‘bursting at the seams with musical surprises throughout, constantly keeping you on the edge of your seat’
The Purple Cabbage
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