This Jazz Trio is Fearlessly Scoring ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ Live and It’s Incredible

They’re called GoGo Penguin, and if you’re not a fan yet, you will be soon.

The trio takes the jazz trio format and extends it into vibes and sounds that don’t come from the traditional jazz songwriters. Instead they’re fusing electronics and hip hop with the usual piano-drums-upright combo, something that’s already earned them a Mercury Prize nomination and a spot on the legendary Blue Note records.

My buddy Pete recently caught the show in New York City where they State-side debuted their original score to the seminal classic film, Koyaanisqatsi.

Check out a few clips from the show below…

Go Go Penguin – Koyaanasqatsi (10/21/17)

Turns out this isn’t a brand new thing for the trio, as they’ve been playing it out on select dates closer to their hometown across the pond.

Gogo Penguin plays (part of) Kooyanisquatsi

GoGo Penguin's Koyaanisquatsi @ Transition Jazz Festival, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, April 8th 2017

GoGo Penguin presents Koyaanisqatsi | Live in Dublin

At press time the band will be doing another one of these in the UK this week, but it’s sold out. Keep up on GoGo Penguin here.