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Zhenya Strigalev’s NEVER! featuring Aaron Parks, Matt Garrison, Eric Harland

A stunning line-up for 2 nights at the Vortex.

Aaron Parks (pianist)

Matt Garrison (bass)

Eric Harland (drums)

Zhenya Strigalev (sax)

The December tour of Zhenya Strigalev will be presenting his new project “NEVER GROUP!” and the new album. It will be all new original music of Zhenya. The album was recorded during two days in Berlin in Trio with Tim Lefebvre and Eric Harland and its due to be released in March 2016. “NEVER GROUP!” is a departure from Zhenya’s last project, ”Smiling Organizm”, demonstrating musical sides which have never before been exposed. There are lots of “jam” moments which often start from the original Zhenya’s tune and then turn into some totally different. The are also some rhythmical structures that were not developed on Zhenya’s previous albums as well as using some extra devices (like pedals on bass guitar and some post production). There is more freedom for each band member to create and improvise.
Here is the little teaser of the new album (very unaccurate one. there 21 pieces on the album): https://soundcloud.com/zhenya-strigalev/trio-trio-demo
The tonight’s line up features one of most in demand pianist Aaron Parks, bass guitarist Matt Garrison and Eric Harland on drums. These two nights at Vortex are the only dates in UK of this project.
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