JZ Replacement ft. Tim Lefebvre (RU/UK/USA)
"Disrespectful". New album release.
JZ Replacement is a London-based project co-led by saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev and drummer Jamie Murray. Think Drum and Bass meets Eastern Euro Folk with a touch of John Zorn. The music is inspired by Zhenya and Jamie's musical journeys and studies, and these ideas are combined to create an organic and original, frenetic, highly danceable sound. Some people hear Indian influences, some Charlie Parker, some Chris Dave or Michael Brecker. A night of forward-thinking Jazz not to be missed. Now they are on tour with Los Angeles bass master, Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Wayne Krantz, Knower, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana). They will be playing music from their new album Disrespectful, coming out in March 2020 on a new label from Saint Petersburg, Rainy Days. Zhenya Strigalev (saxophones, electronics) is originally from St. Petersburg and has worked with some of today’s most respected musicians (including Eric Harland, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris "Daddy" Dave and Joseph "Foley" McCreary of Miles Davis fame). Jamie Murray (drums) is a forward thinking and conceptual player, with a solid groove style, yet openminded approach to free experimentation! He has played and recorded with jazz giants including the Sun Ra Arkestra Members Knoel Scott and Cecil Brooks, as well as many others.
"Strigalev has long had a knack for conjuring big, frisky statements out of tight starting blocks... Inventive, fluent and thrilling... Serious fun." - Evening Standard
“A drummer to watch out for” Rhythm Drummer
"Fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo." - London Jazz News
"always it's a surreal, impressive brew" - Jazzwise
"A typical Strigalev collision of hip jazz virtuosity and surrealism... Strigalev's alto displays bebop agility, shivery lyricism, or sometimes a bluesy Ornetteish swerves." - The Guardian
"Phenomenal drummer Jamie Murray" - Jazzwise
Zhenya Strigalev – saxes, electronics
Jamie Murray – drums
Tim Lefebvre – bass, electronics
Admission: till March 11th: seating CZK 590, standing CZK 280, at the door: seating CZK 690, standing CZK 330. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.
Band website: zhenyastrigalev.bandcamp.com