Vilnius Mama Jazz 2018

Vilnius Mama Jazz 2018

DEVA MAHAL (JAV)

Deva Mahal – voc, g

Ashton Sellers – g

Dominic Marshall – p, keys

Patrick Stewart – b

Alex Brajkovic – dr

Born with blues in her blood, Deva Mahal is a genre-defying artist, powerhouse vocalist and astute songwriter. Allowing her blues roots to blossom from the fertile soil of modern R&B, indie-pop, soul, rock, and gospel, her undeniable vocal talent never ceases to blow audiences away. Her star continues to rise with Run Deep, her aptly-named debut album, produced by Scott Jacoby. The New York Times calls her music “hand-clapping, piano-pounding, call-and-response buildup.” Her energy and enthusiasm breathe wild life into her songs with a knockout voice that combines pulse pounding soul with a decidedly modern edge. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with Jaleel Bunton of TV on the Radio, Binky Griptite of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Living Color, and the New York Pops Orchestra, and has performed onstage alongside such legends as Etta James, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker, Bettye Lavette, The Roots, and Cyndi Lauper.

http://devamahal.com/

MATHIAS EICK QUINTET (Norvegija)

Mathias Eick – tr

Erlend Slettevoll – p

Håkon Aase – vln

Audun Erlien – b

Torstein Lofthus – dr

Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Mathias Eick (b. 1979) has for a long time been named one of the world’s major jazz talents. With his fourth release on renowned ECM Records he is well on his way to make a home run. While his earlier editions and musicianship have been characterized by a life spent travelling, constantly heading towards new goals and destinations, the album Ravensburg witnesses a mature artist finding his unique and distinguished musical expression.

The album is a voyage back home, a reflection on his life situation, with music as an important impetus and his family as a foundation. About Ravensburg he muses: “My inspiration has been my family, my beloved, my little children who never stop to amaze me, and all the emotional situations we experience on the stage where we mostly hang around, that is home”.

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