2/05/2018 – 19:30
The First Oorstof show at AB Salon for the spring season is a stellar duo of Japanese sax legend Akira Sakata and Brussels based piano player Giovanni Di Domenico. This free of entrance show will be a double bill with Belgian expat Jonas Cambien presenting his Norwegian trio with reed player André Roligheten and drummer Andreas Wildhagen for the first time on a Belgian stage.
© Geert Vandepoele
Reed player Akira Sakata is known for his collaborations with renowned artists like Jimmy Lions, Peter Brötzmann, Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake, Chris Corsano and Jim O’Rourke and can be regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the Japanese free jazz and improvisation scene. The Italian, in Brussels residing piano player and composer Giovanni Di Domenico never misses a chance to forge adventurous collaborations with adventurous musicians. Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, Steve Noble, Jim O’Rourke or Toshimaru Nakamura, Helena Espvall, David Maranha and of course todays guest Akira Sakata it’s just a snippet of the ever expanding group of musicians he collaborates with. He’s also the head honcho of his own Silent Water label and is one of the leading forces of the Studio Grez artist collective.
Jonas Cambien (1985) is a Belgian pianist and improviser, active on the Norwegian scene for improvised and contemporary music since he moved to Oslo in 2008. In 2016 Cambien made his debut as a leader with the superb release A Zoology of the Future for Clean Feed. Now his trio with drummer Andreas Wildhagen (Large Unit) and reed player André Roligheten (Friends & Neighbors) will play live on a Belgian stage for the first time promoting their brand new and second release for Clean Feed titled We Must Mustn’t We…
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