JZ Replacement is new London project by saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev (Eric Harland, Ambrose Akinmusire) and drummer Jamie Murray (Sun Ra Arkestra, Native Dancer). They will play music from their debut album “Disrespectful” which features bass master from Los Angeles, Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Wayne Krantz, Knower, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana…). The album is coming out on March 13, 2020 on new label from Saint Petersburg, Rainy Days.
Expect Drum and Bass meets Eastern Euro Folk Music, with a touch of John Zorn, David Bowie and Charlie Parker.
The project was born in London and has already been successfully presented at Love Supreme Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London Jazz Festival, Porto Jazz Festival, Rainy Days Festival, Jazz Province Festival. They have also toured in UK, Germany, Austria, Spain, Russia.
The music is inspired by Zhenya and Jamie’s musical journeys and studies, and these ideas are combined to create an organic and very original frenetic highly danceable sound. Some people hear Indian influences, some Charlie Parker, some Robert Glasper or Michael Brecker. A night of forward thinking Jazz not to be missed.
“…fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo…” – London Jazz News
Zhenya Strigalev – saxes, electronics
Jamie Murray – drums
Tim Lefebvre – bass, electronics