Vijay Iyer Sextet & Zoe Rahman Trio
“***** Spine-tingling jazz for heart, head and feet at the dizzying pinnacle of contemporary jazz ” (The Guardian). Pianist, Iyer’s outstanding Sextet is the contemporary jazz group of the moment. Their new ECM recording won “Best Jazz Album Of The Year” across the globe in 2017. It’s a band packed with virtuoso improvisers: Graham Haynes (cornet), Steve Lehman and Mark Shim (saxes) Stephan Crump (bass) and Jeremy Dutton (drums): “Proggy intricacy, elegant drama and breakneck rhythmic thrust” (Rolling Stone).
MOBO winner Zoe Rahman’s Trio open the concert with a thrilling musical world view that encompasses anything from Thelonious Monk to Balkan beats; from sunny Latin sounds, to township South African hymns. “Always exciting, playful, muscular and a tiny bit unhinged, that’s what I love about Zoe Rahman” (Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2).