MJC Presents: Mirko Guerrini's Horizontal Quartet - Album Launch
Mirko Guerrini’s Horizontal Quartet brings together four bandleaders and composers; with saxophonist Guerrini joined by pianist Andrea Keller, double bassist Tamara Murphy, and drummer Niko Schauble.
Guerrini, who was a long-time member of Stefano Bollani’s quintet, moved to Melbourne from Italy in 2013, and since then he has had the chance to meet and play with some of the most outstanding Australian musicians.
Bassist, Tamara Murphy is one of the first bass players Guerrini played with, and he was immediately taken her “approach and heavy groove without any compromise with the melodic content since the first note”.
Niko Schauble is Guerrini’s most solid musical relationship in Australia (both working with Paul Grabowsky in the trio, Torrio!). His incredible flexibility and knowledge of the drums, makes interplay easy and rewarding.
Andrea Keller is one of Australia’s most regarded pianists, renowned for intelligent melodic development and purity of sound. In Mirko’s words, “this band is everything about melody.
Horizontality as the main musical approach. You will hear all original music, mostly written exclusively for this band, where the four players are treated like single voices, part of a polyphonic ensemble. Harmonic content is created by the horizontal movement of the voices, and the high degree of interaction between the four musicians will blend everything together”. They have released an album from their 2020 MJC Online concert, available on Bandcamp.
|Doors Open||06 Jun 2021 7:00 pm|
|Music Starts||06 Jun 2021 7:30 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||06 Jun 2021 6:30 pm|
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