Sonntag 11. Oktober 2015 - 16 Uhr

Photo - Nigel Hillier

Julie Sassoon - piano
Lothar Ohlmeier - bass clarinet

In ihrer Musik ist die jüdische Facette ihrer Identität heute viel ausgeprägter, als in ihrer Zeit in England. Das Spiel der britischen Pianistin und Komponistin Julie Sassoon erinnert an den kraftvollen Stil der großen russischen Komponisten wie Scrabin und Rachmaninow und hat dabei dennoch einen bemerkenswerten Sinn für zeitgenössische rhythmische Impulse.

“…The atmospheric work of Duke Ellington, a composer who painted in his early years, is often described in terms of the visual arts. And this disc by the British composer and pianist Julie Sassoon, partnered by the German saxophonist Lothar Ohlmeier, occasions similar reflections. Sassoon is an artist as much absorbed by painting as music, and the music on ‘Inside Colours’ compellingly confirms this. The dominant characteristics of their playing are a broad-based lyricism, inspirations drawn from many musical persuasions beyond jazz alone, and a prevailing mood of spaciousness and tranquility fitfully streaked and lit by flashes of urgent intensity. But though, in common with many young players of sophisticated technique today, they cannot easily be filed away as ‘jazz’ or ‘classical’ artists alone, they still embody the loose and combative spirit of jazz in the distinctive contemporaneity of the themes and the intimacy of their musical dialogue. Admirers of the saxophone playing of Jan Garbarek or the avantist Evan Parker, or devotees of the the piano improvisations of Keith Jarrett, would find themselves close to home here - though the music of Sassoon and Ohlmeier has an airy lightness, dynamic width and special lyricism entirely of its own.....”. John Fordham, The Guardian

Mehr Info unter jazzkeller69.de & juliesassoon.com
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Jazzkeller 69 e.V.

Sonntag 11. Oktober 2015 - 16 Uhr
NOVILLA – Hasselwerder Straße 22, 12439 Berlin
Reservierung/info: moving poets 030-60988584 / 01773154530 oder lutz(at)movingpoets.org