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James Kitchman / Bruno Heinen (2nd show)

Line-up

James Kitchman – guitar

Bruno Heinen – piano

 

About

Musical synergy was evident from the first two notes of Thelonious Monk’s ‘Bemsha Swing’ that were played by guitarist James Kitchman and pianist Bruno Heinen without any count-in, prior discussion, or eye contact. This was the opening night of a monthly residency held at Kansas Smitty’s jazz bar in East London in 2017.

The duo has since developed a common improvisational language which takes influence from the chronology of great guitar/piano duos in jazz: Jim Hall and Bill Evans through to Fred Hersch and Julian Lage.

Their debut album ‘Rain Shadows’ – a carefully balanced brew of original compositions and improvisations is due for release in the new year.

Photo credit: Phelan Burgoyne

 

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