Fred Hersch (pn)
After the dazzling trio concert of 2017, we could only invite Fred Hersch back to the Mithra Jazz in Liège ! In addition to his many projects, the American pianist has always been attracted to solo performance (ten solo albums) where he can indulge in intimate introspection. Originally from Cincinatti he arrived in NYC in 1977 to meet the greatest (Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, Stan Getz...), today he is himself a model for many pianists (Jason Moran, Ethan Iverson and Brad Mehldau in the lead). His technique and sensitivity make of each of his performances a pure moment of magic. Get ready to enter into communion with this great jazz man....
SAMUEL BLASER Quartet
Samuel Blaser (tb) Russ Lossing (keyb) Masa Kamaguchi (cb) Gerry Hemingway (dms)
Samuel Blaser will be joining his American stellar quartet. This Swiss trombonist, internationally renowned for his blend of progressive post-bop music, early music and improvisational skills, will revisit themes of blues, the eternal source of inspiration for jazz musicians. They will also pay tribute to Jimmy Giuffre and Charlie Mingus and to the inventiveness of these extraordinary musicians who have left their mark on the history of jazz in their own way. He will be accompanied by Russ Lossing on keyboards, bassist Masa Kamaguchi and equally captivating and inventive drummer Gerry Hemingway. A performance that should please blues lovers and lovers of unblinked music.