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New Focus Duo on Saturday 16th February 2019
Konrad Wiszniewski and Euan Stevenson’s New Focus is one of the most appealing, most beautifully realised projects to emerge on the Scottish jazz scene in recent years. Originally conceived as a 50th anniversary tribute to saxophone giant Stan Getz’s 1961 classic album ‘Focus’, the group has developed a style all of its own. This showcases Scottish National Jazz Orchestra saxophone star Wiszniewski’s ravishing tone and inventive, soulfully communicative playing and Stevenson’s elegant, coolly considered pianism in compositions that ooze melodic richness and possess a flowing, cinematic quality.
In duo performances, Wiszniewski and Stevenson have an understanding that makes the saxophone and keyboard instrumentation sound and feel like a bigger ensemble. They’ll feature music from their enthusiastically received second album ‘New Focus On Song’, as well as its Scottish Album of the Year-shortlisted predecessor and a few refreshed jazz standards, creating superbly accessible, hauntingly memorable jazz for the 21st century.
Music Genres: Jazz
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