Top jazz quar­tet heads for Sab­hal Mòr Os­taig

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A QUAR­TET of Scot­land’s top jazz musicians will de­scend on Sleat this week­end.

Kon­rad Wiszniewski, Euan Steven­son, Mario Caribe and Alyn Cosker will come to­gether at Sab­hal Mòr Os­taig, An Talla Mòr, at 8pm on Satur­day May 20.

Scot­tish sax­o­phon­ist Kon­rad Wiszniewski and award-win­ning Scot­tish pi­anist and com­poser Euan Steven­son’s New Fo­cus has been de­scribed as one of the most ap­peal­ing, most beau­ti­fully re­alised projects to emerge on the Scot­tish jazz scene in re­cent years.

The project was set up to cre­ate a unique sound­scape of orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions for jazz quar­tet, string quar­tet and harp and as a trib­ute to the 50th an­niver­sary of sax­o­phone gi­ant Stan Getz’s 1961 clas­sic al­bum Fo­cus.

New Fo­cus’ de­but al­bum launched at the 2012 Lon­don Jazz Fes­ti­val to wide­spread crit­i­cal ac­claim, be­com­ing the only jazz/clas­si­cal al­bum to be short-listed for the 2012 Scot­tish Al­bum of the Year Award and sub­se­quently short-listed for five awards at the awards the fol­low­ing year. A sec­ond al­bum, New Fo­cus on Song, was re­leased in Au­gust 2016. The quar­tet will be joined on the night by dou­ble bassist Mario Caribe, of Moishe’s Bagel and the Leo Blanco Trio, and the Scot­tish Na­tional Jazz Orches­tra’s drum­ming dy­namo Alyn Cosker.

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