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This and That – Karin Krog and John Surman


This and That – Karin Krog og John Surman

Karin Krog og John Surman, again in concerts in Great-Britain

 

BRIGHTON/GREAT BRITAIN: It would be hard to find two talents more well-matched than Norwegian singer Karin Krog and British multi-instrumentalist John Surman. These nine songs, jointly composed, bring out the special qualities of them both. Krog’s apparently simple style has a clarity and precision that becomes more telling with the passage of time, while Surman never fails to surprise you with some new texture or sudden change of direction.

John Surman and Bergen Big Band

– Another Sky: ‘Surman at Seventy’ residency

John Surman and Bergen Big Band – Karin Krog

 

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)
90 York Way
London
N1 9AG

The Surman at Seventy residency continued with this concert.

John Surman‘s collaboration with the Bergen Big Band of massive energy and spirit has produced a recording of original music. Another Sky provides a tremendous setting for the band’s fine range of individual soloists – which are a highlight – as are Surman’s own rumbustious excursions on baritone and soprano saxophones.

Bergen Big Band has an impressive pedigree over two decades – a myriad of projects include playing with jazz icons Phil Woods and Joe Henderson, as well as innovative forces such as Maria Schneider, Terje Rypdal and Dino Saluzzi. The massively influential Norwegian singer Karin Krog will join Surman and the band on stage as a special guest.

Among many enjoyable things here are Question Song, incorporating a kind of cut-up word collage, and a terrific, sunny, Latin-flavoured Happy Song, featuring Surman’s bass clarinet.

John Surman´s 70 years birthday was celebrated  with a concert together with Karin Krog,

John Surman + Trans4mation Strings + Chris Laurence: ‘Surman at Seventy’ residency

EFG London Jazz Festival at Kings Place (Hall One), 14 November

in Brighton 18th. November 2014.

Saxophonist and composer John Surman is a key member of a richly talented generation of British jazz artists who emerged during the 1960s, revered and admired internationally for his pioneering approach to jazz and improvised music.

Brighton Jazz Club presents

John Surman at Seventy with special guest Karin Krog £17.50

8.00pm, Tuesday 18th November 2014

Dome Studio Theatre

John Surman saxophones & electronics; Karin Krog vocals

Saxophonist and composer John Surman is a key member of a richly talented generation of British jazz artists who emerged during the 1960s, revered and admired internationally for his pioneering approach to jazz and improvised music.

Throughout his 40-year career, he has developed the use of electronics in solo and group performance, working with brass ensembles, choirs, string quartets and orchestras as well as in more familiar jazz settings.

John received two major UK awards in 2013 for his most recent ECM release, Saltash Bells, and a third at the end of the year for his latest choral composition, Lifelines. He celebrates his seventieth year in 2014 with a two-night residency at the London Jazz Festival, where he will be appearing with the Trans4mation string quartet and the Bergen Big Band. The concert in Brighton takes place the following week and will be the only opportunity to see him performing a solo show.

‘Surman paints an aural picture…created on the synthesiser, overlaid with interweaving melodic lines on the reed instruments. Although…recorded separately, he manages to play his different instruments so that they sound like they are responding to each other in real time, a stunning feat.’ BBC Music

Karin Krog, John Surman, Brighton Dome. Songs-About-This-And-That


John Surman at Seventy with special guest Karin Krog £17.50

8.00pm, Tuesday 18th November 2014

Dome Studio Theatre

John Surman saxophones & electronics; Karin Krog vocals

Saxophonist and composer John Surman is a key member of a richly talented generation of British jazz artists who emerged during the 1960s, revered and admired internationally for his pioneering approach to jazz and improvised music.

Throughout his 40-year career, he has developed the use of electronics in solo and group performance, working with brass ensembles, choirs, string quartets and orchestras as well as in more familiar jazz settings.

John received two major UK awards in 2013 for his most recent ECM release, Saltash Bells, and a third at the end of the year for his latest choral composition, Lifelines. He celebrates his seventieth year in 2014 with a two-night residency at the London Jazz Festival, where he will be appearing with the Trans4mation string quartet and the Bergen Big Band. The concert in Brighton takes place the following week and will be the only opportunity to see him performing a solo show.

‘Surman paints an aural picture…created on the synthesiser, overlaid with interweaving melodic lines on the reed instruments. Although…recorded separately, he manages to play his different instruments so that they sound like they are responding to each other in real time, a stunning feat.’ BBC Music

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