JAZZ IN RESIDENCE Liebman & Beirach
National Concert Hall, Dublin, 8.30pm, ¤15, nch.ie It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks for jazzers, not least for Dún Laoghaire bassist Ronan Guilfoyle (see also Thursday). Tonight, the respected composer and educator premieres Allies, a new work written for old friends – saxophonist Dave Liebman and pianist Richie Beirach – as part of a weekend of music and discussion celebrating the 70th birthdays of these two giants of the New York post-Coltrane school. Liebman in particular is no stranger to Irish audiences and, as usual, he will have plenty to say, musically and verbally, as he and his long-time collaborator are joined in the National Concert Hall’s studio space by an eclectic ensemble led by Guilfoyle, including the Chiral string quartet and UK trumpeter Nick Smart. Only trouble is, it clashes with . . .
JAZZ FOREIGN & DOMESTIC Kurt Rosenwinkel/CEO Experiment/Michael Buckley
Sugar Club, Dublin, 8.30pm, ¤25, thesugarclub.com Ah here. While the great Liebman and Beirach (see above) are preparing to take the stage in the NCH, the equally great Kurt Rosenwinkel (above) will be tuning up around the corner in the Sugar Club. The most respected – certainly the most imitated – jazz guitarist of his generation, Rosenwinkel is one of the major figures of international jazz, a fluent improviser with his own melodic language, adored by audiences and musicians alike. The 46-yearold Philadelphia native is in town for one night only for a new collaboration with Dublin trio the CEO Experiment – featuring virtuoso Venezuelan pianist Leo Osio – and mercurial saxophonist Michael Buckley. Bi-location required. Cormac Larkin