John Scofield, Sun Ra Arkestra, Fred Hersch, Theon Cross Fyah, Ill Considered, Sal La Rocca, Maisha at MITHRA JAZZ à LIEGE 19
John Scofield Combo 66
John Scofield (gt) Vincente Archer (cb) Gerald Clayton (pn, organ) Bill Stewart (dms)
After forty years of recordings and a rich discography, the American guitarist remains a major voice in jazz and is proposing a new musical project for his 66th birthday! "Combo 66" is the new album inspired by John Scofield that he will present in Liege as a quartet.
Theon Cross Fyah
The tuba player of the Sons of Kemet, the flagship group of the great Shabaka Hutching, comes to present us his own trio project. A well-calibrated sound that serves a music with New Orleans consonances that he associates with the new music emerging from the English scene. Explosive! Explosive!
Sun Ra Arkestra
The mythical group of the great interstellar guru Sun-Ra will be within the walls of the Reflektor on May 16, 2019 for a cosmic space-time journey of which you will tell us news. For more than 60 years, their performances have been a veritable spectacle of incantatory celebrations, jubilant dances and African transes.
Phil Maggi "Animal wrath trio"
Phil Maggi (voc,électro) Tom Malmendier (dms,perc) Xavier Dubois (egt,électro)
Vocalist and composer since 2004, Phil Maggi (singer/leader of the group Ultraphallus) explores various musical styles ranging from atmospheric psychedelism to abrasive rock, noise and contemporary music. He surrounds himself for this concert by Xavier Dubois and Tom Malmendier. Fans of captivating atmospheres and sound poems, welcome!
Steve Houben (ts,fl) Thierry Devillers (lecteur) Jean-Christophe Renault (pn,comp)
Created on the occasion of the centenary of Guillaume Apollinaire's death (1880-1918), "Tombeau d'Apollinaire" is a continuation of "Letter Music". This show honours the life and biography of the poet and pays tribute to the poets of the Beat generation and the surrealists of whom Alan Ginsberg is the precursor.
Idris Rahman (ts, bcl) Leon Brichard (eb) Emre Ramazanoglu (dms) Satin Singh (perc)
This London quartet is the nude jazz revelation of 2018. Their music is coloured by influences from the cultural mix of the English cosmopolitan capital and all the musical styles found there. A subtle blend of spiritual jazz, improvised music, afro beat, ethio jazz and groove. A group to consider urgently!
Thomas Ford (egt,voc,hca, perc)
Blues, real, roots, roots,! Thomas Ford comes to us from Cornwall and plays to a sold-out audience at each of these performances. He feeds on the legends of the Delta to compose one of the most inhabited blues. His slide guitar playing, his scenic presence and his typically British humour make Thomas Ford an essential of the genre.
Lewis Floyd Henry
Lewis Floyd Henry (egt,voc,perc)
Sal La Rocca Quartet le 18 mai
Sal La Rocca (cb) Pascal Mohy (pn,synth) Jeroen Van Herzeele (ts) Lieven Venken (dms)
Sal La Rocca is undoubtedly one of the best and most coveted bassists on the Belgian scene. He has just presented us his latest album, "Shifted", at the head of a new quartet that tends towards a libertarian and traditional music at the same time, a subtle mixture of surprising tonalities and largely Coltranian accents.
Fred Hersch (pn)
After the dazzling trio concert of 2017, we could only invite Fred Hersch back to the Mithra Jazz in Liège! In addition to his many projects, the American pianist has always been attracted to solo performance (ten solo albums) where he can indulge in intimate introspection. Get ready to enter into communion with this great jazz man....
Johan Dupont (piano), Martin Méreau (vibraphone), Jean-François Foliez (clarinette)
A musical project from Liège bringing together pianist Johan Dupont, vibraphonist Martin Méreau and clarinetist Jean-François Foliez. They will present compositions by the three members of the group influenced by pop, jazz and classical music. An outstanding trio and long-time friends! Get ready to travel in a real musical triptych….