Angrajazz to Host Miguel Zenón, Frank Kimbrough, Allan Harris

  I  

Angrajazz, which returns for its 21st edition Oct. 3-5, is set to host a confluence of European and American performers on Terceira Island off the coast of Portugal.

The first day of the festival will begin with the event’s namesake big band, Orquestra Angrajazz, directed by Pedro Moreira and Claus Nymark. Following that opening set, the Émile Parisien Sfumato Quintet, which issued a 2018 album on ACT with Wynton Marsalis as a guest, is set to perform. Friday finds another saxophonist, João Mortágua, leading his AXES ensemble, and that performance will be followed by pianist Frank Kimbrough—in a group that includes reedist Scott Robinson—working through the Thelonious Monk catalog.

On Saturday, vocalist Allan Harris fronts a quartet that counts bassist Nimrod Speaks in its ranks, before the Miguel Zenón Quartet closes out the weekend.

For additional information, visit the festival’s website. DB



  • Casey_B_2011-115-Edit.jpg

    Benjamin possessed a fluid, round sound on the alto saxophone, and he was often most recognizable by the layers of electronic effects that he put onto the instrument.

  • Charles_Mcpherson_by_Antonio_Porcar_Cano_copy.jpg

    “He’s constructing intelligent musical sentences that connect seamlessly, which is the most important part of linear playing,” Charles McPherson said of alto saxophonist Sonny Red.

  • Albert_Tootie_Heath_2014_copy.jpg

    ​Albert “Tootie” Heath (1935–2024) followed in the tradition of drummer Kenny Clarke, his idol.

  • Geri_Allen__Kurt_Rosenwinkel_8x12_9-21-23_%C2%A9Michael_Jackson_copy.jpg

    “Both of us are quite grounded in the craft, the tradition and the harmonic sense,” Rosenwinkel said of his experience playing with Allen. “Yet I felt we shared something mystical as well.”

  • Larry_Goldings_NERPORT_2023_sussman_DSC_6464_copy_2.jpg

    Larry Goldings’ versatility keeps him in high demand as a leader, collaborator and sideman.


On Sale Now
May 2024
Stefon Harris
Look Inside
Subscribe
Print | Digital | iPad