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Inspiration – Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet

‘On Inspiration they bathe deeply in the spirit of Alice and John’s majestic, meditative music, yet also use it as a point of departure for new personal directions.’ Kevin Le Gendre

“HARPIST Alina Bzhezhinska is a Ukrainian/Polish Londoner with a soulful technique and a mission to wield her instrument in new dimensions. This debut album takes its cue from her acclaimed live tribute to jazz icons Alice and John Coltrane, performed at the Barbican last year. Supported by the same quartet of saxophonist Toni Kofi, bassist Larry Bartley and drummer Joel Prime, Bzhezhinska recaptures the magic of such mystical excursions as Journey in Satchidananda. Four terrific originals including Lemky, an ode to an exiled Ukrainian hill tribe, mark Bzhezhinska as an artist to watch.” (Jane Cornwell, Evening Standard, 29 May 2018)

 

Alina Bzhezhinska – internationally acclaimed harpist/composer, the winner of the PRS Women Make Music Award 2018, celebrates the extraordinary music of Alice Coltrane & John Coltrane and presents her own work from her newest album Inspiration.
Line up:
Alina Bzhezhinska – Harp
Tony Kofi – Saxophones
Larry Bartley – Double Bass
Joel Prime – Drums/Percussion
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Internationally renowned jazz harpist Alina Bzhezhinska, award-winning jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi, a diverse bass player/ composer Larry Bartley and a virtuoso drummer Joel Prime star in this highly anticipated new show -Inspiration.
REVIEWS:
“Ukrainian-Polish harpist Alina Bzhezhinska is perhaps the foremost contemporary interpreter of Alice Coltrane’s work.”  London Jazz News
“…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp…” ★★★★★ Will Hodgkinson, The Times
“…Bzhezhinska’s superlative touch on the instrument does her role model proud…”  Kevin LeGendre, Jazzwise Magazine

ALINA BZHEZHINSKA QUARTET “Journey in Satchidananda” video link:

https://youtu.be/9voErU3A6uU

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