For twenty five years, New York based saxophonist Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz bringing insight and innovation to his own ensembles and as guest with other acclaimed outfits. Next month, he makes a very rare UK appearance as guest of the exciting Swiss trio Vein, who make their UK debut.
A piano trio with a difference, Vein create exciting, dynamic and innovative music with a nod to deeply held traditional values. For these two UK dates they invite Osby, a passionate live performer and long time collaborator, to present music from the trio’s new recording, Vote For Vein, alongside original quartet compositions. Expect a night of classy, powerful, music played with passion, drive, superb interplay and improvisational finesse.
Creating an almost symbiotic interplay with their stupendous musical togetherness and concept of ‘equality for all’, Vein never fails to find Greg Osby an incredibly inspiring addition, who in the 80’s served as a member of the renowned M-Base Collective and has worked with some of the most experimental figures in jazz including Andrew Hill and Steve Coleman. Together, the quartet perform groove-heavy, lyrical, rhythmically and harmonically complex pieces, fizzing with crackling energy.
Vein are a magnificent trio with drummer Florian Arbenz at the helm. Arguably one of he best drummers in Europe and winner of a European Culture Award, Florian is joined by his brother Michael Arbenz on piano, for whom too international stardom beckons. The trio is complete with bassist Thomas Lähns who equally deserves the prodigy status.
VEIN feat. Greg Osby TRAILER from Michael Arbenz on Vimeo.
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