Vein feat. Greg Osby (CH/USA)
CLUB OPEN AT 8 PM
Since Vein was founded, the Swiss trio has regularly joined forces with guest musicians in horizon-expanding and ground breaking projects. They have now come together again, forming an equally exciting and unconventional quartet with Greg Osby, the great saxophonist with whom Vein have been performing since many years. This is the meeting point for four musicians who go way back, knowing precisely that they make a great musical match. Just as the trio has created an almost symbiotic interplay – by bringing together its background, its stupendous musical togetherness and its concept of maximum equality for all members – it never fails to find an incredibly inspiring addition in Greg Osby: Osby, with his distinctive and modern style that is always respectful of tradition, is one of the most important saxophonists of today's jazz scene. He masterfully moves through the groove-heavy, lyrical, rhythmically and harmonically complex passages of the quartet's repertoire, which mainly consists of their own compositions. And, last but not least, to his younger fellow musicians, Greg Osby is the embodiment of a piece of jazz history; since the 80s, he has been performing with all the jazz greats and that is precisely what he incorporates in his style and what has become a fundamental aspect for Vein: the spirit of this music. So, this collaboration is based on the most mutual respect; another reason why this quartet works so well together.
Michael Arbenz – p; Thomas Lähns – b; Florian Arbenz – dr; feat. Greg Osby – sax.
Admission – presale: seating CZK 600, standing CZK 300, at the door: seating CZK 700, standing CZK 350.
The concert is supported by the Swiss Embassy.
Band website: vein.ch