Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard

Sat Jul 20 2019

7:45 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square London N16 8AZ

£21.50

Ages 14+

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Espen Eriksen – piano and compositions
Lars Tormod Jenset – double bass
Andreas Bye – drums
Andy Sheppard – tenor saxophone

 

–Masters of melody from Norway with British jazz star

 

After six full houses in England last autumn, culminating in two gigs at London Jazz Festival 2019 broadcasted by BBC Radio 3’s ”Jazz Now”, Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard are finally back in town. 

 

Espen Eriksen Trio was formed in 2007 and have released four records. The trio’s music relies on highly melodic and lyrical instrumentals and a “less is more” approach and is often credited for its unique voice within today’s jazz scene by the international press. To quote BBC “A wonderfully plaintive jazz record, abandoned to the lost art of melodic minimalism, stripped back and beautifully near bare. No smoke and mirrors, just the graceful chemistry of superb musicians at the top of their game”

 

With a career spanning over four decades, working together with the likes of George

Russell, Gil Evans and Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard is truly one of Europe’s leading saxophonists. He’s also one of the few players in the world that can juggle a European lyrical sensibility with hardcore American post-bop jazz chops – and also knows how to portion it out.

 

Their collaboration started in 2016 and has resulted in last year’s critically acclaimed record “Perfectly Unhappy” and extensive touring in Europe and Asia.  Together they’ve created a new common idiom, which will speak to followers of Eriksen’s and Sheppard’s work alike. Their fresh approach to the music will both please and surprise the listener, as it weaves its path through enchanting melodies and lyrical improvisation, sitting perfectly within Eriksen’s and Sheppard’s long-lasting tradition. 

 

“The symbiosis between the saxophonist and the trio is truly remarkable.” 

All About Jazz

 

”This music is simply too beautiful, so one needs to hear and feel it to understand. It's the way it touches and comforts your mind, more than simply what it sounds like.” 

Hi Fi Critic 

 

Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard

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Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard

Sat Jul 20 2019 7:45 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club London
Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard

£21.50 Ages 14+

Espen Eriksen – piano and compositions
Lars Tormod Jenset – double bass
Andreas Bye – drums
Andy Sheppard – tenor saxophone

 

–Masters of melody from Norway with British jazz star

 

After six full houses in England last autumn, culminating in two gigs at London Jazz Festival 2019 broadcasted by BBC Radio 3’s ”Jazz Now”, Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard are finally back in town. 

 

Espen Eriksen Trio was formed in 2007 and have released four records. The trio’s music relies on highly melodic and lyrical instrumentals and a “less is more” approach and is often credited for its unique voice within today’s jazz scene by the international press. To quote BBC “A wonderfully plaintive jazz record, abandoned to the lost art of melodic minimalism, stripped back and beautifully near bare. No smoke and mirrors, just the graceful chemistry of superb musicians at the top of their game”

 

With a career spanning over four decades, working together with the likes of George

Russell, Gil Evans and Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard is truly one of Europe’s leading saxophonists. He’s also one of the few players in the world that can juggle a European lyrical sensibility with hardcore American post-bop jazz chops – and also knows how to portion it out.

 

Their collaboration started in 2016 and has resulted in last year’s critically acclaimed record “Perfectly Unhappy” and extensive touring in Europe and Asia.  Together they’ve created a new common idiom, which will speak to followers of Eriksen’s and Sheppard’s work alike. Their fresh approach to the music will both please and surprise the listener, as it weaves its path through enchanting melodies and lyrical improvisation, sitting perfectly within Eriksen’s and Sheppard’s long-lasting tradition. 

 

“The symbiosis between the saxophonist and the trio is truly remarkable.” 

All About Jazz

 

”This music is simply too beautiful, so one needs to hear and feel it to understand. It's the way it touches and comforts your mind, more than simply what it sounds like.” 

Hi Fi Critic 

 

Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard

Espen Eriksen Trio with Andy Sheppard

Contemporary Jazz

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Ages 14+
limit 10 per person
Standing
£20.00 (+ £1.50 Fees)

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com