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John Law (GB) - Solo Piano

Date: Saturday, 6th of October 2012
Time: 13 hours
Venue: Saal, Villa Grünfels, 8645 Jona

30 CHF / 25 CHF (with discount)
To buy tickets on the day at the box office: from 12 hours

Tel. +41 (0) 55 210 51 54 or per e-mail office@alte-fabrik.ch

John Law will be playing new, original compositions as well as selections from his two acclaimed solo albums in the four CD Art of Sound series.

Known for bridging both classical (in which he started) and jazz, John’s aim is to make the improvising sound like it’s been composed and the compositions as simple and direct as if they’ve been improvised there and then. In addition he brings to jazz a love of wide dynamic range and different touch at the piano, something which can best be experienced in the solo format.

As well as an interest in advanced harmony and rhythm, John’s compositions and playing also explore harmonic simplicity and straight grooves.

John Law, a prize-winning classical prodigy on piano, turned away from classical piano studies to pursue jazz and improvised music when he was 23 and has been involved in, and acclaimed for, his work in a wide area of different jazz, as well as modern classical, projects: from solo piano albums based on plainchant through trio and quartet work covering the whole spectrum from freely improvised music through standard jazz repertoire and works by Thelonious Monk, right through to composing large scale works for his semi-classical ensemble Cornucopia.
His three main current projects are the acclaimed trio Congregation, with Yuri Goloubev and Asaf Sirkis, his new trio Three Ways, exploring both jazz and classical music, with Yuri and Julian Argüelles and solo piano concerts.

John Law has played at over fifty festivals worldwide and recorded more than twenty-five albums, working with musicians as diverse as Andy Sheppard, Tim Garland, Gwilym Simcock and Evan Parker.

“An interesting and highly gifted maverick musician” Alfred Brendel

“One of this country’s most imaginative young pianists” The Times

“When he records for ECM he'll become a star” Jazzthethik, Germany
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brilliant, classical music, jazz, solo, unique

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