June15 2022 (Wed)
9:00 PM

Altar Quartet feat. JD Walter (USA/SK)

Modern jazz

Jazz Dock | Jazz Music

120 minutes | Not available

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Date: June 15, 2022 | 21:00 (Wed)
Venue: Jazz Dock
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Not available
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A pinoeer of improvisation and electronic innovation joines forces with Altar Quartet

JD Walter: A native of eastern Pennsylvania, JD Walter’s past, present, and future has always embodied music. From church Boy choirs at the age of six to the American Boy choir school in Princeton to the University of North Texas on a vocal jazz scholarship, Walter has become a pioneer of improvisation and electronic innovations in the world of jazz. His recording career spans 20 years and his purist progressive approach to jazz music has been recognized worldwide. After extended studies in Amsterdam with Jazz vocal Icon, Deborah Brown, Walter returned to the U.S. and embedded himself in the New York Jazz scene.

It was in New York, surrounded by visionaries of jazz, where he began to organically develop his liberated, vibrant style that turned him from straight-ahead to progressive jazz singing. Walter’s recordings include, "Dressed in a Song", “Sirens in the C-House,” “Clear Day,” “Dedicated to You,” “2Bass, a Face and a Little Skin,” “Live in Portugal,” “Live at the 55 Bar,” “One Step Away,” and Guest appearances on over 100 recordings. The latest album, released on February 7, 2020, testifies to his personal progression as an evolving artisan and provides an intimate, inventive collection of standards and originals. “Dressed in a Song,” produced by Walter and Grammy-winning producer and A&R executive Al Pryor, features piano and vocal duets and trios with veterans and up-and-comers alike, including Jim Ridl, Orrin Evans, Jean-Michel Pilc, Marc Cary, Taylor Eigsti, Julius Rodriguez, Ben Wolfe, Obed Calvaire, and Becca Stevens.

Altar Quartet: Saxophonist Nikolaj Nikitin and pianist Ľuboš Šrámek are renowned personalities of the Slovak jazz scene who have again joined their creative and interpretative skills. Their new album Altar – the title refers to the authors’ nine favorite compositions – is the result of this intense cooperation. Apart from their own work, they’ve reached out for the themes of Janáček and Bach – as well as the paraphrases of well-known standards. Altar has the ambition to reflect contemporary European jazz music without avoiding tradition.

An extraordinary element of the recordings of Nikitin and Šrámek is the preservation of creative and interpretative freedom. Altar is no exception. The nine compositions draw listeners into a unique music world, created from the fragile miniatures of each composition. “The first composition ‘Lullaby of Kirkland’ written by Šrámek flows very easily. Those who know Šramek’s composition and arrangement style know that it is an exceptionally sophisticated concept in every aspect – rhythm, harmony and also melody. It is interesting that despite complicated processes there is no musicality lost, nor continuity. Nikitin’s saxophone tenor plays very gently and fits well into the mood of the composition. Šrámek’s accompaniment is immensely varied. Solos are beautifully created by both artists.” (Dávid Oláh)

Jazz Dock´s ten meters long futuristic bar is full of traditional and proven drinks and cocktails as well as specialities and news for anyone with fantasy. You can enjoy also Jazz Dock kitchen´s delicatessen and treat yourself a tasty dinner, all the time during musical production. 

Important:

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  • The concert has one 20 minutes long intermission. 
  • The drinks and food are not included in the ticket price.  
  • The seats will be allocated to you by the promoter after the entry to the club. 
  • We recommend to arrive at least 30 min in advance.

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