Sidony Box and Abraxas' Psychomagia at Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

On the 21st April 2015 a great evening of jazz and improvised music will take place at Cankarjev dom, the biggest culture center and event hall in Slovenia, and a member of Europe Jazz Network (EJN). The evening will see the performances of Sidony Box and of Shanir Blumenkranz's Abraxas, that will perform the new album Psychomagia, from the Masada Book Two of John Zorn.

Sidony Box
Elie Dalibert, alto saxophone; Manuel Adnot, guitar; Arthur Narcy, drums

Sidony Box is a power jazz trio renowned as a major band of the new generation of French jazz and improvised music. Sidony Box federates its public with songs influenced by Bon Iver's Pop music, Brian Eno's electronic music, Sigur Ros' Post/Pop, Animals as Leaders' technical metal or Ornette Coleman's free jazz. With three albums awarded by international press in only three years Sidony Box travels through Europe and shares stages with great jazz internationals artists such as Ron Carter, Me'Shell NdeGeocello, Tigran Hamasyan, Emile Parisien.

“A blazing and obstreperous crew.” All About Jazz
“A sensational young power jazz trio.” Buffalo News
“Wonderful dynamics, brilliant instrumental interplay and lovely melodies.” Guitar Player

Psychomagia – Shanir Blumenkranz's Abraxas Plays Masada Book Two
Shanir Blumenkranz, gimbri, bass; Aram Bajakian, guitar; Eyal Maoz, guitar; Kenny Grohowski, drums

Psychomagia is the new album by the fabulous quartet of Abraxas, the acclaimed tribal rock arrangements for the Book of Angels series. Here they perform a complex new suite of music written expressively for them by Downtown alchemist John Zorn. Drawing inspiration from the magical writings of Giordano Bruno and Alejandro Jodorowski and others, Zorn has written a bold collection of compositions that challenge the musicians to the breaking point. With a programme ranging from some of the most intense ritualistic sounds you are likely to hear to tender minimalistic odes, this is a surprising new volume in Zorn’s mystic series that matches the intensity and power of Moonchild, PainKiller and Naked City. Recorded at Orange Music and mixed by Bill Laswell. Essential.