Kudsi Erguner Trio at Jazz Fest

Kudsi Erguner Trio will perform on the 4th November at the scene of the Bosnian Cultural Centre in Sarajevo, within the 15th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2011.

Turkish instrumentalists Kudsi Erguner for more than three decades studies classical Sufi music and philosophy, and during 1980s in Paris, he founded the Mevlana Institute. For years, he has been focused on the music of the Ottoman Empire, and explored the music of India and Pakistan.

From an early age, he has been playing the ney, and in addition to being one of the greatest living masters of this instrument, this artist is also an exceptional composer, musicologist, and lecturer. He has recorded dozens of studio albums, collaborated with numerous artists from the world of music and movies such as Markus Stockhausen, Didier Lockwood or the director Peter Brook and with Peter Gabriel he worked on the soundtrack for Scorsese’s film The Last Temptation of Christ.

Sounds of poetic East and academic West are conjoined in an open dialogue in the music of this trio, which despite the different backgrounds of its members, represents an organic whole that is inspirational and meditative.

The trio cooperates with another virtuoso instrumentalists and genuine author, bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, in whose hands this instrument ceases to be only a part of the rhythm section, but gets an equal role in the ensemble. Today, Garcia-Fons is called “Paganini of bass.” With inspired accompaniment of percussionists Bruno Caillat, Kudsi Erguner and Renaud Garcia Fons participate in an art dialogue, and as truly great artists and people they show us once again that the world of music is exciting and limitless.

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