Tuesday Clubing at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana. Jan/Feb

17. 1, 20.00
Conductor: Tadej Tomšič; Gašper Bertoncelj, drums; special guest: Wojciech Pulcyn, double bass
Drummer Gašper Bertoncelj has become a big name in Slovenian jazz. Despite pursuing an illustrious international career – having asserted himself as an elite talent displaying great musical sensitivity, vigorous groove and positive attitude to music – Bertoncelj regularly delights his Slovenian fans. Mirroring Gašper’s music, this special concert will feature a stylistically eclectic programme. His music is based on strong rhythm and melodic themes: the compositions can be lengthy and demanding, composed of several different parts or, alternatively, shorter, lighter and mellifluous. To make the experience unforgettable, the evening will also include pieces from Big Band RTV Slovenia’s archival collection and a special guest from Poland, Wojciech Pulcyn, who will be joining us on this musical journey.
24. 1, 20.00
Aurelio Martinez, acoustic guitar, congas, vocals; Eduardo Cedeno, lead guitar; Junior Guerrero, bass, vocals; Angel Suazo, drums; Onan Castillo, Garifuna drum, vocals
Now that the world has lost the great Andy Palacio, Aurelio is the main cultural representative of the Garifuna community living in Honduras and Belize. Specifically, he is a master of the paranda, a style based around the acoustic guitar that often draws comparisons to the blues for its often bittersweet melodies and sharp social commentary concealed within songs about everyday life. Although not as well known as Cuban son or Colombian cumbia, it is without doubt one of the continent's great music traditions; a style deeply African and Latin American at once. The concert will feature songs from Darandi, a collection of Aurelio's favourite pieces from his career recorded to capture the sound of his incendiary live performances. Accompanied by some of the Garifuna world's brightest musical talents, pairing upbeat, dynamic rhythms with melancholy, heartfelt melodies, this music is both deep and danceable. The album will be released on 20 January 2017 on the illustrious Real World label.
31. 1., 20.00
Roscoe Mitchell, alto and soprano saxophone, flute; Mazz Swift, violin; Tomeka Reid, cello; Junius Paul, Silvia Bolognesi, double bass; Vincent Davis, drums
A leader in the field of avant-garde jazz and contemporary music, Roscoe Mitchell is a founding member of the world renowned Art Ensemble of Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and the Trio Space. Numerous jazz giants have recently set up projects to mark the anniversaries of the birth (90) and death (50) of the famous saxophone player John Coltrane in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Two days before Ljubljana the Roscoe Mitchell Sextet will play in Milan, and then go on to tour some other European cities. Do not miss the opportunity to experience live this 76-year-old internationally renowned musician, composer, and innovator, who has recorded 87 albums and written over 250 compositions.
Roscoe Mitchell, alto sax, soprano sax and flute; Mazz Swift, violin; Tomeka Reid, cello; Junius Paul, double bass; Silvia Bolognesi, double bass; Vincent Davis, drumsRoscoe Mitchell, alto sax, soprano sax and flute; Mazz Swift, violin; Tomeka Reid, cello; Junius Paul, double bass; Silvia Bolognesi, double bass; Vincent Davis, drums
14. 2., 19.00
Feedback: Matej Magajne, guitar; Andrej Klavžar, bass; Miloš Leban, keyboards; Andrej Maver, drumsMatej Magajne, guitar, Andrej Klavžar, bas; Miloš Leban, keyboards; Andrej Maver, drums
Eivind Aarset Quartet: Eivind Aarset, guitar; Audun Erlien, bass; Wetle Holte, drums; Erland Dahlen, drums, percussion
ADHD: Óskar Gudjónsson, saxophones; Ómar Gudjónsson, guitar, bass; Davíd Þór Jónsson, Hammond, Moog synthesizer, Rhodes, piano, bass; Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, drums
The tripartite programme will open with Feedback, one of the most prominent Slovenian bands in the field of jazz-rock fusion of recent years. What’s special about this quartet from Tolmin is that the musicians mostly play instruments from the 1970s, which is reflected in their distinctive sound. Conveying the whole gamut of emotions, their vibrant and versatile compositions are based on improvisation.
One of the preeminent Norwegian and European guitarists, Eivind Aarset has worked in a number of contexts, playing with a wide range of luminaries, including Ray Charles and Nils Petter Molvaer. His most recent album, Atmospheris, was released on the ECM label and is the seventh record that he has made as a band leader. Eivind Aarset is a musician who has succeeded in the difficult task of creating an immediately identifiable sound and marrying it to a will to investigate as many musical possibilities as he can find or imagine.
The big revelation of the Jazzahead 2015, ADHD is one of the most intriguing concert bands to come out of Iceland – a land of extremes. And one of these extremes includes the fact that this country has an unusually high number of musicians in relation to the total population. Naturally, at times this can lead to friction. And such friction is evident in their music. Appearing in Slovenia for the first time, ADHD will play songs from their fifth album. Their music (Best Icelandic Album 2009) is a very dynamic mixture of various elements; melancholic at times, cheerful, soft, loud and everything in between.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 17:21

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