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Triskel Arts Centre

Sun 29th Oct – Triskel Arts Centre
Doors 7:45pm • Show 8:00pm
About the Artist

This DOUBLE BILL concert features two of the most prominent groups on the ECM label. 

Oded Tzur Quartet 
Described by Downbeat Magazine as “A Volcano on the Ocean Floor”, Oded Tzur’s music is in pursuit of a hidden universal language. Based in New York, the Israeli born saxophonist studies fundamental connections between ancient and modern musical traditions, a journey manifesting in a band that has been dubbed “The Coltrane Quartet of the 21st Century”. 
An ECM Records artist, Tzur is set apart by his use of an original saxophone technique. First presented at Trinity College Of Music, London, and more recently at the Juilliard School in New York, this decade long project is the result of Tzur’s studies with India’s grandmaster of the Bansuri: Hariprasad Chaurasia. The way in which the Indian flute moves seamlessly from one pitch to another inspired the saxophonist to go beyond what was deemed possible on his instrument. 
“If a curtain were to be drawn in front of him, no one could tell which instrument was being played! Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia 
Oded Tzur, Tenor Saxophone 
Nitai Hershkovits, Piano 
Petros Klampanis, Bass 
Johnathan Blake, Drums
Marcin Wasilewski Trio 
“There’s a galaxy of piano trios in today’s jazz universe,” the BBC Music Magazine has noted, “but few shine as bright as Marcin Wasilewski’s”. The Trio is the undisputed star of Polish jazz and for years has been recognised by international critics as one of the most outstanding and the most unique jazz formations of its generation, while enjoying the recognition of jazz fans around the world. In 2024 the Trio will celebrate 30 years together. 
As the Marcin Wasilewski Trio, they have already recorded seven albums for ECM, three albums with the late Tomasz Stanko in his Quartet, as well as a number of other collaborations. On the Trio’s seventh ECM album, the multifaceted Polish group illuminates a characteristically wide span of music. Fluidity is the hallmark , allied to the deep listening made possible by more than a quarter-century of collaborative music-making by Trio members. 
Marcin Wasilewski – piano 
Slawomir Kurkiewicz – double bass 
Michał Miskiewicz – drums
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