Here’s an unexpected opportunity to hear a rather remarkable player, albeit at almost no notice – That’s Zhenya Strigalev, who is phenomenal on alto sax. The duo he’s in here sounds pretty good, too.
Steve at Future Inns writes:
It is with huge apologies that Tomasz Bura has had to cancel his appearance tonight at Jazz at Future Inn, due to illness in the band. We are very lucky that ‘ZJ Duo’ have stepped in at the last minute to fill his place.
“ZJ Duo” is a high energy and intense newly formed project, having just successfully played the Love Supreme festival and three nights at Ronnie Scott’s, this is a fresh exhilarating vibe not to be missed!
Jamie Murray (Drums/Percussion) is one of the great up and coming drummers on the scene. Having played with members of the Sunra Arkestra Knoel Scott & Cecil brooks, The Neo Soul group Native Dancer to modern jazz musicians such as saxophonist De Sean Jones, whose credits include (Christian Mccbride and Stevie Wonder). He was recently featured in the latest edition of Rhythm drum Magazine as a “Top drummer to watch”.
Saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev is a young virtuoso forging an increasingly high profile internationally. Strigalev has cut a dynamic path between the London and New York jazz scenes. He’s worked with some of today’s most forward thinking musicians and appeared at many of the world’s leading jazz festivals.
They’ve been working with a high energy quintet – of which this duo appears to be an equally intense offshoot. There’s a tiny taste here on Facebook
And LondonJazzNews said of that set:
In parallel Beat Replacement, Jamie Murray’s drum led fusion powerhouse, rattled through a mesmerising set, pushing time signatures and crunching bass lines (6-strings! 4-string electric basses were like unicorns this year). They were particularly brought to life by the collaboration with Zhenya Strigalev, who danced round Murray’s percussion shadowed in a fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo moment.