Sun Nov. 4, 2018

Julian Lage & Gyan Riley Duo (USA) / Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits (BRA/USA)

John Zorn: master of ceremonies

Julian Lage & Gyan Riley Duo
Gyan Riley: guitar
Julian Lage: guitar

Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits
Cyro Baptista: percussion
Brian Marsella: piano, keyboards
Shanir Blumenkranz: bass
Kenny Wollesen: drums

Julian Lage & Gyan Riley Duo
Julian Lage is taking the world by storm! Here he connects with Gyan Riley to weave a seductive and intricate web of breathtaking guitar pyrotechnics.

The duo of Julian Lage and Gyan Riley is now legendary. Featuring a high level of virtuosity tempered by elegance, love, respect and impeccable taste, their work with Zorn has produced a variety of masterpieces—a magical set of Bagatelles, the sweet midnight music of Midsummer Moons and the rocking new band Insurrection. Here they pour their soulful mastery into 10 compositions from The Book Beri’ah and their magical interplay is at its most telepathic as they work every possible variation out of these lyrical and adventurous Zorn compositions. Intimate and imaginative, this is music that will appeal to guitar fans, jazz fans, Jewish music fans and more!

Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits
Cyro Baptista’s fabulous world music quartet features the amazing young pianist Brian Marsella, whose trio set at Saalfelden 2017 was one of the highlights of the entire festival.

Working together since 1982, Cyro Baptista is one of Zorn’s closest friends and collaborators. Banquet of the Spirits is his tight touring quartet of young lions and features Brian Marsella, Shanir Blumenkranz and Tim Keiper on keyboards, bass and drums. Here they follow up their acclaimed CD of the Book of Angels Caym with a Latin Jazz-tinged interpretation featuring the rising star Brian Marsella on piano and keyboards. Breathtakingly beautiful, this is one of the most seductive installments of the Book Beri’ah. Latin Jazz at its very best.