Trance Trios


Ancient Future


Matthew Montfort, Doug McKeehan, and Abbos Kosimov

Beats in the Air Trio Hi-Res Photo (300 dpi, 6 x3). Shown:

Matthew Montfort (guitar), Doug McKeehan (keys), and Abbos Kosimov (percussion)



Uptempo Trio Music

These uptempo trio programs featuring masters of world percussion are perfect for outdoor festivals, clubs, raves, and concert halls.

Venues: Outdoor Festivals, Concert Series, Concert Halls, Clubs, Raves
Traditions: World Music, World Fusion, Trance, Prog, Jam Band
Moods: Dramatic, Driving, Earthy, Energetic, Exciting, Exuberant, Festive, Fiery, Intense, Lively, Organic, Passionate, Powerful, Thrilling, Triumphant
Hashtags: #Uptempo, #Festival, #Dance, #WorldFusion, #Prog, #ProgRock,#Rave, #Organica, #DeadHeadsCanDance

Beats in the Air

Photo of Abbos Kosimov Recording A.F.A.R.
Abbos Kosimov Hi-Res Photo (300 dpi, 6.2 x 10)

This uptempo program features world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, virtuoso keyboardist Doug McKeehan, and international percussion phenomenon Abbos Kosimov, an ambassador of Uzbek culture who is known for throwing his drums in the air during his awe inspiring solos.

Abbos Kosimov is a master of the doyra (frame drum with metal rings), which he has taken to unprecedented new heights through his work with Indian tabla master Zakir Hussian. When asked about doyra, Abbos said: "Uzbek culture and national identity is deeply rooted in its music and dance traditions. Dorya is my life and I cannot live without it." This dance of the doyra is augmented melodically and harmonically by Matthew Montfort and Doug McKeehan, producing music that is danceable, exotic, and familiar all at the same time.


Organica Trio
Shown: Alan Tower (didj), Salah (percussion), and Matthew Montfort (guitar)

Matthew Montfort plays a new raga he discovered based on the melodic elements of the guitar solo from Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze. Salaheddin Takesh lays down irresistible Arabic grooves for dancing. Alan Tower holds down the true trance bottom with moving multiple didjeridu bass lines. All this and more happens at a dance show featuring Ancient Future's Organica program.

Dance to 100% Organic Loop-Free Trance Grooves

"Your show at the Groove Garden was truly amazing. I was blown away with the unusual worldly guitar playing, the earthy grooves, and the full sound of the band with didj bass. It is so much more fun dancing to the music that you made just for us in the moment than it is dancing to canned techno grooves."Groove Garden dance fan, 12/6/2003.

Featured Tracks

>YTmusic (repertoire). Studio recordings of sample repertoire that is played by this band variation of Ancient Future.

Contact Info

Tel: 415-459-1892.

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