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Just Confirmed! Chris Potter with Kurt Rosenwinkel & Human Feel

A double bill to make your eyes water. Two jazz heavyweights; Chris Potter and Kurt Rosenwinkel are bringing their bands to Maastricht. This is as jazz as it gets!!

It’s 1990 and downtown New York is buzzing with news of a new jazz group: Human Feel. With a sense of adventure and no limitations to their creativity, Human Feel made waves with their combination of chamber music, free jazz improvisation and even alt-rock. They released three albums Scatter (1992), Welcome to Malpesta (1994) and Speak to It (1996), full of daring solos, free expression, driving energy and a sense of effortless authenticity. All three albums had a lasting impact on the jazz genre, but after more than a decade of touring together, the band slowly dissipated. Until now! After releasing their first album in almost a decade last year, this tour marks the long awaited return of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Human Feel. You can expect a dazzling concert that’ll shatter your expectations. This is a reunion you don’t want to miss!

Kurt Rosenwinkel – gitaar
Jim Black – drums
Chris Speed – saxofoon
Andrew D’Angelo – saxofoon

A world-class soloist, composer, and bandleader, New York based Saxophonist Chris Potter is seen world wide as the standard for his generation. According to Down Beat he’s the “most studied and imitated saxophonist in the world.” He’s the youngest winner ever of the Danish Jazzpar Prize, has recorded 15 albums as bandleader, he’s a Grammy Nominee (1999), and collaborated on Steely Dan’s Grammy winning album “Two Against Nature” (2000). He’s performed with everyone from Herbie Hancock, to Dave Holland, Paul Motion and John Scofield. Een aan te bevelen album om van hem met John Scofield, Dave Holland en Jack DeJohnette te beluisteren is ‘Unspoken’ (1997). Ook nu komt hij naar Maastricht met een trio van formaat, namelijk pianist Craig Taborn en drummer Eric Harland. Muzikanten waar hij al in diverse formaties mee samen speelt, zoals in het Underground Quartet (Craig Taborn). n

Chris Potter is highly inspired by Charlie Parker, Lester Young and Sonny Rollins. An aesthetic approach that he incorporates in his sublime phrasing and sound. He’s combined this with contemporary influences from funk, hip hop, country and classical music. His challenge is to assimilate all these influences organically. In his own words: “It helps me to remember I want people to feel the music, even be able to dance to it, and not think of it as complicated or forbidding. If I can play something that has meaning for me, maybe I’ll be able to communicate that meaning to other people, and the stylistic questions will answer themselves.”

Chris Potter – saxophone
Craig Taborn – piano
Eric Harland – drums

20h00 – 21h00 Chris Potter Trio
21h00 – 21h30 Pause
21h30 – 22h30 Human Feel with Kurt Rosenwinkel

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