James Francies Trio
The New York Times called pianist, producer, and composer James Francies “a pianist with liquid dynamism in his touch.” Since his debut album Flight entranced listeners in 2018, Francies has expanded personal explorations of sound bending and orchestral approaches to the music. Collaborations across stylistic realms – including those with Childish Gambino, Pat Metheny, Mark Ronson, The Roots, Yebba, Chris Potter, Common, Eric Harland, Marcus Miller, DJ Dahi and Ms. Lauryn Hill – have enhanced his development and refined his sound. In issuing Purest Form, his second Blue Note release, Francies accesses intimate chambers of his artistry, interpreting love, grief, frailty, and fortitude. Francies’ expression blooms across false borders of genre and style. He nurtures a celestial fascination with melody and texture. “Music, in its purest form, is an honest space we’re trying to get to where there are no preconceived ideas of what we think something should sound like,” he says. “When you really tap into who you are on the inside, musically and as a person, that energy supersedes anything else.”
“A pianist with liquid dynamism in his touch.” The New York Times
“…the pianist doesn’t so much compose music as conjure fascinating nebulae of sound.” DownBeat
“James Francies is an unusually precocious talent: a pianist and composer who, at 23, has already become a regular fixture alongside artists like Pat Metheny and Chris Potter, and on outlets like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon … Francies is setting his own coordinates” WBGO
James Francies – p, keys; Mike Moreno – g; Damion Reid – dr.
Admission: presale until October 1st for seating 700 CZK, for standing 350 CZK, until November 2nd for seating 800 CZK, for standing 400 CZK and at the venue on the day of the concert for seating 900 CZK, for standing 450 CZK; VIP admission: CZK 1200 (sitting by the stage in direct contact with the band).
No club discounts. Seats reservation is possible only if you buy a ticket. Thank you for understanding.
Band website: www.jamesfranciesmusic.com