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jaZZanti-konsertti: Andy Emler: “My own Ravel“ & Eero Tikkanen at Hakasalmen Huvila

Posted by Finnish Jazz Federation on August 5, 2022


Hakasalmen Huvila
Mannerheimintie 13 B


Mon, August 29, 2022

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Andy Emler: pianoEero Tikkanen: double bass
Composer-pianist Andy Emler is one of the brightest personalities in French jazz. He has visited Finland several times. His luminous trio with bassist Claude Tchamitchian and drummer Eric Echampard has been on tour in 2007 and 2009 and 2016. The super orchestra MegaOctet led by Emler has charmed the Finnish audience with their performances at April Jazz and Tampere Jazz Happening in 2009 and 2011. Andy Emler trio & Dave Liebman shined at April Jazz 2013.
In this solo concert, he calls on the French music icon, Maurice Ravel, as his inspiration. This is how the master tells about his “own notes” with Ravel: “In connection with the “Ravel” theater performance based on the book by Jean Echenoz, I got to know the composer’s style – composing, improvising and playing the piano inspired by the expressive language of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The jazz culture that influenced Ravel in his time permeated these tones especially in ballads. So the result is a two-handed piano solo concert of composed and improvised music directed by my beloved Maurice!” For the merits of the “My own Ravel” recording, the French critics’ association chose Emler as the best composer of theater music in 2013....

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