Two day festival of Berlin label jazzwerkstatt: Julie Sassoon, Uwe Kropinski, Stefan Schultze.
Click here for both nights £30 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/421005
Julie Sassoon launched her new quartet album at the Vortex to a sell-out show last year. Since her relocation to Berlin, her music has expanded and exploded in diversity. Increasing openness in approach highlights the personal nature of her music but her empathetic partners, from Germany and Austria.
“Julie Sassoon continues to steer her own discreetly eloquent path.” (John Fordham, Guardian)
Bassist Stefan Schultze collaborates with two musicians better known here in London – saxophonist Peter Ehwald and long-time Tim Berne collaborator Tom Rainey. “Schultze and Ehwald both relish exploring the melodic contours of the pieces, which are often reflective, even dreamy, while Rainey’s cymbal color play remains the epitome of sensitivity.” (New York City Jazz Record)
Uwe Kropinski was a trailblazer for the free jazz scene in GDR and is still as vibrant today: “He knocked me out. I don’t think I’ve ever been so impressed with a solo-guitar performance as with his.” (Pat Metheny)