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Cimbalom Unlimited

THE LUKÁCS-RAGHAVAN-HARLAND TRIO

 

NYC ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | doors 6.30 PM
DROM | 85 Avenue A, New York
Tickets | $10 | $15 at the venue



ative of cimbalom extraordinarie Miklós Lukács, with the instrument referred in focus. Their debut features two of his excellent partners, Larry Grenadier and Eric Harland, both iconic figures of international jazz. Recorded and released their first album in 2016 under Hungarian label BMC Records and receiving rave reviews, now they are presenting the record's American relase show in DROM. The Trio represents a brand new color on the international jazz palette: elements of Hungarian folk, contemporary music as well as jazz can be found in their output. These traces appear swirling in their repertoire through perfect symbiosis.

This very exclusive NYC show will feature amazing jazz bassist Harish Raghavan in place of Larry Grenadier.


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About the Musicians

Miklós Lukács is one of the best-known cimbalom players today. His unique style is inspired by contemporary classical music, jazz and folk music from his native Hungary and the Balkans. In 2006, he started his own project, the Lukács Miklós Quintet, and has also composed music for plays, chamber orchestra, solo pieces and concertos for cimbalom. He has performed with musicians including Charles Lloyd, Archie Shepp, Chris Potter, Steve Coleman, Herbie Mann, Uri Caine, Chico Freeman, among others. Lukács has performed as a soloist with several renowned orchestras (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, the ORF Symphony Orchestra, etc.). His playing is distinguished by a keen sense of musical structure and exploring novel options of playing the cimbalom, making it into a diverse instrument of contemporary music.

Eric Harland
Multi-Grammy Nominated Drummer, Eric Harland is the most in demand drummer of his generation. He has already been on close to 200 recordings at his age of 36. Eric has been recognized in the Boston Globe, New York Times, JazzTimes, Modern Drummer, All About Jazz, The New Yorker, DownBeat, L’uomo Vogue and other prominent publications. It has been his privilege to share the stage with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Savion Glover, Bill Cosby and many others, as well as todays up and coming artist like Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Stacie Orrico and so on.

Harish Raghavan
After arriving in New York in 2007, bassist Harish Raghavan has begun to make a name for himself among the rising stars of his generation. Raghavan has played/toured with Kurt Elling, Taylor Eigsti, Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Aaron Parks, Greg Osby, Billy Childs, Benny Green, Geoffry Keezer, Terrell Stafford, Mike Moreno, Rodney Green, Logan Richardson, Fabian Almazan, Justin Brown, Dayna Stephens, Julian Lage, Gerald Clayton, Marcus Gilmore, Walter Smith III, among others.

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