Randy Brecker/ Bill Evans Soulbop featuring Medeski Martin & Wood
Fusion - jazz-rock
Bill Evans (saxophone, keyboard); Randy Brecker (trumpet); John Medeski (piano, keyboard); Chris Wood (double bass, bass); Billy Martin (drums, percussion).
Fri 8 July 2011 20:00 - 21:15 Congo
Saxophonist Bill Evans and trumpeter Randy Brecker have both played at the North Sea Jazz Festival in various musical guises over the past thirty years. At first it seemed that their band Soulbop, founded in 2004, would carry on where the Brecker Brothers Band stopped. In 2005 the very successful album Soulbop Band Live was released. Brecker, who was honored with the Edison International Jazz Award only last year, can be regarded as one of the most influential trumpet players of his generation. The twosome will be joined in Rotterdam by none other than the famous New York avant-garde threesome Medeski, Martin & Wood. This trio came into existence in 1991 and is known for its groundbreaking music allowing for a lot of hip hop and funk. They have succeeded in creating a completely unique jazz idiom.