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Spontaneous Rex is an experimental jazz and avant-rock band based in Seattle. The band focuses on original music and arrangements that range from modern jazz to fusion; from electronic music to progressive rock, creating their own signature style. The band is a quartet of piano/keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums.
In Spontaneous Rex, you’ll find an eclectic range of influences, including spontaneous composition, seventies fusion, electronic improvisation, prog rock, and contemporary jazz, all seamlessly melded together in a unique, mind-expanding, limit-pushing musical experience. And although drawing from these influences, Spontaneous Rex creates an original sound with their own compositions and unique arrangements, but all the while still putting on an energetic and lively show.
Spontaneous Rex is comprised of Jake Sele (piano/keyboards), Matt Williams (electric guitar), Nick Lonien (bass), and Joe Eck (drums). They have just released their debut album, Come At The King, which was performed at Seattle’s premier progressive music festival, SeaProg, at Columbia City Theater on 6/21/14 and was aired on 91.9 KPTZ.
“…they’re never short on great ideas; hardly a measure goes by without a surprise.”
– Exposè Online Link to Full Article
“If you dig the turbulence of Miles Davis’s Get Up with It and Sonny Sharrock’s ’70s work and the elegant, complex melodies of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever, and Chick Corea’s solo LPs, you’ll want to investigate Spontaneous Rex.”
“Spontaneous Rex have serious chops and can go from moody to shred in less than six seconds.”
– Seattle Gay Scene Link to full Article
“There is some amazing music here.”
– Music Street Journal Link to Full Article
“[Spontaneous Rex] takes you in various directions, from misty mountain tops to crashing waves on cliffs.”
– Jazz Weekly Link to Full Article
“Guitar, keyboards (with a long silver cape), bass, and drums come together in a very effective way to create something not unlike 70’s jazz fusion with blistering intensity, occasionally pulling back to more tasty and controlled passages, where each of the members gets his opportunity to shine.”
– Exposè Online  Link to Full Article