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Abrasaz

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Jun
08
Abrasaz @ B Flat

Berlin, Not Applicable, Germany

Berlin, Not Applicable, Germany

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At the price award of the Lettre Ulysses Award the international band ABRASAZ excited the listeners with an exciting music program. They presented world music with influences fromIndian, Turkish and Japanese music..“ Lettre International, Oktober 2007 - Lettre International


Im 3. Konzert, am 21. Juli, wird es international mit dem oesterreichischen Trompeter Paul Schwingenschloegl und ABRASAZ, das sind tuerkische und indische Musiker, ein Mix aus Jazz und Weltmusik. Die Gruppe wurde gerade von Kritikern und Jazzexperten mit dem vom Berliner Senat ausgelobten Studiopreis geehrt....“ KW Kurier, 4.7.2007

- KW Kurier


Die Gruppe ABRASAZ lieferte hier eine Show der besonderen Art. Die vier Musiker kombinierten indische Klaenge mit arabischen Skalen und der japanischen Pentatonik. Dazu noch ein Hauch kurdischer Musik, Improvisation und Jazz….So in etwa kann man sich vorstellen, wie die Band am 21. Juli das Publikum verzaubert hat.
KW TV 23.7.2007
- KW TV


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CD will be shortly released on "Jazzwerkstatt" label

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In the year 2000 the international festival Transglobal Counterblast took place in Berlin involving 22 musicians from 5 continents. Among the headliners of the festival was percussionist, composer and vocalist Ravi Srinivasan from Singapore, who studied with Indian master Pandit Kamalesh Maitra and who has since toured all over the world, as far as Iceland and Greenland, and of course India, where he participated at the Bindadin Kathak Festival in New Delhi. Mustafa El Dino, multi-talented singer, percussionist and saz-player, born in Anatolia, has worked with the great Yehudi Menuhin, among others. Japanese bass player Akira Ando has played with famous jazz musicians in New York such as Cecil Taylor, Dennis Charles, William Parker and Billy Bang. The initiator of the festival was Austrian composer and trumpeter Paul Schwingenschlögl, who has, among others, performed with the Gil Evans band and toured with the Egyptian band Salamat, the jazzband Takabanda and his own band African Chase Experience, featuring Senegalese singer Abdourahmane Diop.

Being in awe of each other’s mastery of their respective instruments but also attracted by a common openness for new musical sounds, these four musicians started the project Abrasaz. Since then they have become a steady band playing together for seven years now. Their music and style are unique; consequently no musician of the band can be replaced.

The continuous hard work of the band has led to the emergence of a fantastic and homogeneous ensemble which transcends all geographical and musical differences.
Call it jazz, world music, Indian classical or contemporary music - the music of Abrasaz does not fit into any category and owes its originality to the creativity and individuality of this unique ensemble.