JZ Replacement feat. Tim Lefebvre

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JZ Replacement feat. Tim Lefebvre

From 01 February 2020 to 31 July 2020
Zhenya Strigalev and Jamie Murray feat. Tim Lefebvre

JZ Replacement is a dynamic new international project from saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev (Ambrose Akinmusire, Eric Harland) and drummer Jamie Murray (Sun Ra Arkestra, Native Dancer).


Frequent collaborators and quiet stalwarts of the London jazz scene, the duo has been racking up vast acclaim performing independently and alongside the finest, the genre has to offer. Having performed together in Jamie Murray’s solo project "Beat Replacement" just two years ago, they discovered a natural symbiosis and appreciation for free-flowing experimentation. This inspired them to explore their individual playing styles and influences and work together to refine their collaboration into something more precise without compromising on the pliability that their recently found connection has afforded them.

Both Zhenya and Jamie have covered an enormous amount of sonic terrain in their own rights before meeting, and the amalgamation of their most consummate ideas are now being combined to create something that is all at once organic, original, frenetic and highly danceable. Whilst some easy comparisons to their more traditional sensibilities are easily made, their new album ‘Disrespectful’ draws on elements of Breakbeat, Eastern European folk, and free jazz, whilst also calling to mind a broad spectrum of influences from the likes of John Zorn to David Bowie to Zach Hill and Miles Davis.

JZ Replacement’s serendipitous partnership has also inspired the duo to look further afield to develop and challenge their sound. In this vein, the album was recorded with LA bass master, Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Wayne Krantz, Elvis Costello, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana). Zhenya has already played and recorded with Tim on various projects, including many of their own gigs and their last release.

Their new album ‘Disrespectful’ is an incredibly unique listen, building on a sound that has seen them fast become one of the key proponents of the scene, having already successfully performed at Love Supreme Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London Jazz Festival, Porto Jazz Festival, Rainy Days Festival, and Jazz Province Festival. They have also toured internationally across the UK, Germany, Austria, Spain, and Russia, and have further dates planned for 2020.

Tour Dates:

JZ Replacement - Duo

Feb 15 - JFC Jazz Club, St Petersburg, Russia
Feb 20 - Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
Feb 21 - 91 Club, London
Feb 26 - Lescar, Sheffield
Feb 28 - Crypt, London
April 27 - Whisky Bar, Manchester
May 7 - Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
May 9 - XJazz Festival, Berlin w. Igor Osypov (guitar)
May 16 - Jamboree, Barcelona w. Igor Osypov (guitar)
May 30th - Inntone Fest., Diersbach w.Elliot Galvin
June 4 - Soundcellar, Pool

JZ Replacement with Tim Lefebvre

March 5 - Northern Guitars, Leeds
March 6 - Workshop at Trinity College of Music, London
March 7 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
March 8 - Muri Kulture, Muri, Switzerland
March 9 - Cafe Berlin, Madrid, Spain
March 10 - Sunset, Girona, Spain
March 11 - Paradox, Tilburg, Netherlands
March 12 - JazzDock, Prague

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Booking: rainydaysjazzlabel@gmail.com