We Jazz 2023 x Fat Lizard: Kenneth Jimenez Quartet + Borderlands Trio at G Livelab
Thu, November 30, 2023
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Borderlands Trio, Kenneth Jimenez Quartet
Helsinki's most impactful jazz event We Jazz Festival takes over G Livelab.
On stage: two strong groups from the influential New York scene. Borderlands trio is Kris Davis on piano, Stephan Crump on double bass and Eri McPherson on drums. As journalist Peter Margasak writes: "Borderlands Trio's works float, roil, swing, breathe, rush, and sparkle without every revealing any sort of hesitation or falling into a rut. The musicians don’t follow one another and they eschew glib reaction. Instead, they sit with the flowing ideas, thinking ahead about where the music could go."
Brooklyn-based bassist/composer Kenneth Jimenez releases his debut album with We Jazz just before the festival. Jimenez, originally from Costa Rica, has a knack at composing pieces that breathe naturally and take flight on the wings provided by the first-rate quartet, joining scene stalwarts and newcomers together as a coherent unit. Jimenez on double bass, Hery Paz on sax, Angelica Sanchez on piano and Tom Rainey on drums....