Avatar are an Irish Reggae/Jazz duo consisting of composer/musician Jah Bass on Bass & Guitar and engineer & multi instrumentalist Tony O'Flaherty.
The group frequently engage with Irish Jazz musicians including Michael Buckley on tenor sax, Paul Dunlea on trombone & UK Jazz musician Trevor Mires on trombone. They have also recorded with Jamaican Foundation artists such as BB Seaton, Ricky Grant, Carlton 'Tetrack 'Hines & Norris Reid.
Their live shows feature The Avatar Massive, a ten piece band of top musicians who perform at festivals such as The Electric Picnic, Cork X South West, Feile na Beailtine, The Dingle Global Rhythm Festival & The Cork Jazz Festival.
Superb original music, beautiful vibe and excellent musicianship this will be on heavy rotation during the coming months providing much needed sunshine
A beautiful album, a masterclass in feel good vibes. All the subliminal elements are a delight. Resting in Alaya with it's beautiful melodies, horn arrangements & individual performances creates a superb laid back vibe. A brilliant album.
The elegant and timeless songs featuring on avatars Like River To Ocean create a unique blend of harmony, sonic balance and groove enriched with Irish flavour. The beautiful horn arrangements are to the fore, and it is often here that the unique Irishness is most evident. The pieces are further enriched with very nice brass and guitar improvisations. Overall Like River To Ocean is an invitation to chill out in a most delightful way.
I hear-by offer you a fabulous album Summa Iru. The album is essentially an instrumental dub album, but also contains strong melodies and a diverse array of instrumentation. The ablum in enchantingly soothing, yet motivating and uplifting.
Here are some photos from Avatar live concerts:
More can be found on flickr
Here are some videos for Avatar track and live concerts:
More can be found on YouTube
- it's a right little gem. - The Kerryman | Mikey Maguire
-Gerry Quinn/Irish Examiner 17th Oct 09.
May all Beings be filled with Loving Kindness,
safe from harm.
May they be well in body & mind,
peaceful & happy.
forged from the landscape.
Blades of grass,
benarth one's feet,
sunlight on a mountain.
- Jah Bass