Two Latin Jazz composers. Guitar and Sax. Electronics. An innovative and awarded British singer. Original music rooted in Brazil and Chile. Free Jazz. 3 PhD students on stage.
In the first half, Brazilian guitarist Carlo Filipe is showing some of his music inspired by Egberto Gismonti, a pillar figure in Brazilian Jazz. Folk rhythms are combined with the languid spirit of European music. Voice and electronics join the guitar in a mood rarefied and groovy at the same time. Sax and percussion add more voices to this dialogue.
Drawing on influences such as John Zorn, Evan Parker & Diamanta Galas, Nikki Franklin & Otto Willberg present a fully improvised set of free jazz as a voice/bass duo.
Saxophonist Ricardo Alvarez has developed a view of Jazz throughout Chilean folkloric traditions. He is performing a Suite for jazz quintet that was part of his PhD thesis. The work depicts elements of traditional Chilean music merged with the swing and freedom of Jazz.