LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANERI quartet / angels of repose
LUCIAN BAN piano & music / MAT MANERI viola & music / TREVOR DUNN bass / GERALD CLEAVER drums
The NEW quartet from pianist LUCIAN BAN and violist MAT MANERI and featuring unique bassist TREVOR DUNN and visionary drummer GERALD CLEAVER. Having worked together in dozen of past and current projects - including in the case of Cleaver, Ban and Maneri the acclaimed 2010 Third Stream extravaganza " Enesco Re-Imagined" (Sunnyside Records) - the 4 musicians will present a dedicated body of music written - and improvised - especially for this ensemble.
Working at the edge of contemporary jazz the four musicians present an original body of work that favors silence as much as musical intensity. Pulsating fractals, forgotten melodies, microtonals, the abstract grooves, against and pro avant-garde, the beauty of lyricism, the uneven rhythms.
“Mat (Maneri) upholding avant-garde excellence,…engrossing, ruminative viola improvisation of contrasting reticence” – Boston Globe
” Ban plays with a fluency and sensibility that recalls Vladimir Horowitz as much as McCoy Tyner ” Terrell Holmes, All About Jazz