Thu, November 7, 2013
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Marc Halbheer's Eastern Eye at Club Freeheit
Eastern Eye unites three of the most prominent representatives of the Balkan jazz-scene and Swiss drummer Marc Halbheer.
The outstanding Quartet plays a fascinating combination of jazz and the music of southeast Europe.
Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and arranger Milcho Leviev is known as the “Godfather Of Balkan Jazz”. During his outstanding career, innovation and brilliant ability as a pianist led him to work with jazz-titans like Don Ellis, Art Pepper, Dave Holland, Roy Haynes, Billy Cobham or Peter Erskine.
A pioneer in integrating the folkloric tradition of his country into
modern styles of music is the Greek bass player Yiotis Kiourtsoglou. He influenced a lot of musicians in his region and might be the most recorded Greek bass player.
The stunning trumpet and kaval player Pantelis Stoikos is a
discovery for all that did not hear him yet. The personal sound of the young Greek musician is touching and comes across with great authenticity. Critics have called him “Miles Davis of the Balkans”.
An open mind, flexibility, refined articulation and great sense for
dynamics characterize some of the qualities of Swiss drummer Marc Halbheer, who originally initiated this Band. His collaborations with Mathias Ruegg’s Vienna Art Orchestra or the world big band TienShanSwiss Express led him to festivals and concert halls around the globe.
The debut CD of Eastern Eye “Live at Moods in Zurich” was
recorded in March 2011 and has been released in February 2012 on Texit Music.
Club Freeheit, Brünigstrasse 130