Monday, June 25, 2018

An ECM CD Release Concert & Debut Baltimore Performance!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
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Thomas Stronen's
 Time is a Blind Guide Collective

WHEN: Tuesday, June 26 - 8 & 9:30 pm
ADMISSION:
$20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Ayumi Tanaka - piano
Håkon Aase - violin
Leo Svensson Sander - violincello
Mats Eilertsen - double  bass
Thomas Strønen - drums, percussion

Norwegian drummer/composer Thomas Strønen presents a revised edition of his acoustic collective Time Is A Blind Guide, now trimmed to quintet size, and with a new pianist in Wakayama-born Ayumi Tanaka. Tanaka has spoken of seeking associative connections between Japan and Norway in her improvising, a tendency Strønen seems to be encouraging with his space-conscious writing for the ensemble, letting in more light. As on the group’s eponymously-titled and critically-lauded debut album there are excellent contributions from the string players – the quintet effectively contains both a string trio and a piano trio – and Manfred Eicher’s production brings out all the fine detail in the grain of the collective sound and the halo of its overtones, captured in the famously-responsive acoustic of Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI.

Listen at: https://www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/1508744529

“one of his most expansive, cinematic and flat-out lyrical albums to date. An album so compelling that it truly deserves the term masterpiece, in a time when the word "classic" is bantered about far too often…” – John Kelman, allaboutjazz.com