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Ethan Iverson

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/ Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo

 

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/
Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo 

Friday, February 24, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Ethan Iverson
Anja Lechner and Francois Coutunier

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/ Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo

 

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/
Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo 

Friday, February 24, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Anja Lechner and François Couturier
Anja Lechner

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/ Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo

 

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/
Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo 

Friday, February 24, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Anja Lechner

Ethan Iverson & Mark Turner duo/ Anja Lechner & François Couturier duo

Two of jazz’s most influential instrumentalists and composers share a bill with a critically lauded contemporary classical duo. Ethan Iverson is best known as pianist behind boundary-breaking trio The Bad Plus as well as sideman work with veteran drummer Billy Hart – a quartet recording for ECM that also features the superlative tenorist Mark Turner. Turner’s eclecticism and vision have been heard as a bandleader and co-leader of the trio Fly (with Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard), as part of Dave Holland Big Band, and the SFJAZZ Collective. His acclaimed ECM debut, Lathe of Heaven, was released in 2014. Munich-born cellist Anja Lechner and French pianist François Couturier are part of the Tarkovsky Quartet and together released an acclaimed 2014 duo album on ECM, Moderato Cantabile. Lechner is founding member of the Rosamunde Quartett and frequently works in trio with fellow ECM artists Dino Saluzzi and Felix Saluzzi. Couturier has been a driving force in European music for four decades, working in improvisational settings with artists including John McLaughlin, Daniel Humair and Anouar Brahem. This evening of duets presents pure distillations of the ECM esthetic from both the jazz and classical worlds.

Artist Personnel

ETHAN IVERSON & MARK TURNER
Ethan Iverson
piano
Mark Turner tenor saxophone

ANJA LECHNER & FRANÇOIS COUTURIER
Anja Lechner
cello
François Couturier piano

"Turner has such a unique sound and style, both compositionally and in his improvisations " — Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Iverson can do it all, while never abandoning his distinctive touch. He really does rank among the half-dozen or so top jazz pianists around. " — Stereophile
"By turns melancholically beautiful and mischievously playful " — All About Jazz on Anja Lechner & François Couturier

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