Sat Oct. 5, 2024

Miha Gantar Trio (SLO/USA) / Igor Lumpert & Innertextures (SLO/USA/J)

Miha Gantar Trio
Miha Gantar: piano
William Barrett: bass
Tristan Renfrow: drums

Igor Lumpert & Innertextures
Igor Lumpert: tenor saxophone
Greg Ward: alto saxophone
Masa Kamaguchi: bass
Kenny Grohowski: drums

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Miha Gantar Trio
Sourcing from the lineage of great creative minds of 20th-century music, the Miha Gantar Trio contextualises itself as the next step in the development of the jazz trio format. The group, defined by its adventurous attitude to music making embraces the progressive ideals rooted in the history of jazz and modernism and seeks to push them forward, allowing new sonic realities to emerge with each performance. With a deeply personal approach to composition and sound, Miha offers a proposition on the trio for the future. (Pressetext)

I’m pleased to be given the opportunity to listen to the creative work of Miha Gantar. From the first note, I find his work a fresh sound not heard before. This is definitely not music that one is up to hear without realizing that the selections here encourage you to continue to the next sections, like being anxious to be going on to a next chapter of an engrossing book. Gantar has surrounded himself with like-minded musicians, who seem to be on the same plane of thought as he is, which is a natural ingredient for great and spontaneous creativity. I’m impressed with Gantar’s intelligent use of precious silent moments. The need to contemplate and evaluate the musical thoughts which are never to be heard the same way again. This is an important, and might I say, rare quality, experience within the artist who has developed oneself to the point of being qualified to receive those important messages from the universe. To the listener: take time to hear all selections before settling with Gantar’s “Stasis Temporis” and notice the intervals he has chosen, as he created this particular work. Kudos to Dré A. Hočevar to create conditions and encouraging musicians; to - be - know – believe in their God-given gift. (Reggie Workman)

Igor Lumpert & Innertextures
A prodigious talent of Slovenian jazz and one of the most sought-after artists on the New York jazz scene, Lumpert’s latest project features Greg Ward, an old friend and fellow musician. When in 2010, the Chicago-based alto sax player moved to New York, he happened to participate in a Crown Heights jam session led by Lumpert. This was an auspicious beginning to a joint venture with gigs across New York’s top venues. Lumpert premiered Quartet’s pre-recorded tracks in January 2016 as part of the DogEar Series at the Happylucky No.1 in Brooklyn. In May 2017 the album was recorded with extended line-up in Brooklyn’s Bunker Studio. (Pressetext)