Sun Sept. 15, 2024

Kika Sprangers & Irene Reig Quintet 'Alto For Two' (ESP/NL)

Kika Sprangers, Irene Reig: alto saxophones
Xavi Torres: piano
Thomas Pol: bass
Sun-Mi Hong: drums

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Alto For Two is a project led by two of the most innovative saxophonists in Europe today: Kika Sprangers and Irene Reig, and it features a repertoire of their own compositions.

The coming together of these two artists’, with their unique musical backgrounds, results in an eclectic and distinctive musical offering with a varied sound palette translated into the quintet format.

Alto For Two will soon release their first album, consisting of a new original repertoire demonstrating the artistic direction and evolution of the group.

Irene Reig has established herself as a successful saxophonist and composer on the European jazz scene. She is one of the most active artists on the scene and leads various groups, including The Bop Collective, with whom she won the Publieksprijs prize at the Dutch Jazz Competition 2018. She has released three albums: Views (Discmedi, 2017), featuring John Swana, one of the world’s most renowned trumpet players, Iaspis (The Changes, 2019) and Mira (The Changes, 2021).

Kika Sprangers is one of the most renowned artists in the Netherlands. She was the lead saxophonist of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, where she gained valuable experience and which lead to her performing at some of the most important festivals, such as the North Sea Jazz Festival. In 2018, she was selected as a Young VIP, which gives her the opportunity to take her own project on tour to the most important concert halls and clubs in the country. Her first album as a leader was Leaves of Lily (Not On Label, 2017).