What makes Tony Malaby (USA) one of the most sought-after saxophone players in the New York scene, is his originality and unique sound. From Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band over the Liberation Orchestra of Charlie Haden, Fred Hersh, Ches Smith, Mark Helias, Kris Davis, or Tubacello to the Tamarindo trio (with William Parker and Nasheet Waits), Malaby has a significant influence on contemporary improvisation.
We find him in February joined by keyboard wizard Jozef Dumoulin (Lidlboj, Octurn, The Red Hill Orchestra feat. Ellery Eskelin and Dan Weiss), in a trio of the young but extremely promising Belgian drummer Samuel Ber (Kris Defoort, Nic Thys, Bo Van Der Werf, Guillaume Orti, Bram De Looze), with whom they effortlessly shift between free improv and compositions by drummer Ber.
“Ber is an incredibly present drummer – in the best sense of the word – and has a penchant for angular rhythms. But he often forms an inseparable tandem with Dumoulin to showcase their preference for steamingly hot music. In this environment, Malaby blows fragile and intense notes, without forgoing coarser and unpolished moments. – Draai om je oren“
Their project will receive an album release in December 2018 at BOZAR (Brussels).
Tony Malaby: Tenor Saxophone Jozef Dumoulin: Keys Samuel Ber: Drums