Flugel is a product of happenstance. Following two trips to West Africa, front man Tommy Moore was inspired to transport the rhythms he learned into the pop world. Shortly after his move to Chicago, he met drummer Kyle Therriault and set out to arrange Flugel’s bedroom-recorded tunes for a full band.

To complement the band’s energy, Moore brought in Tibor Tapiansuri on bass and his old high school bandmate, Michael Grathwohl, on the Dave Smith Prophet. All members are comfortable in 12/8.

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