ICONIC AND LEGENDARY CYRUS CHESTNUT IN LVIV
The real "black" jazz performed by the best pianist of the present, the cult and legendary Cyrus Chestnut!
Fireworks of virtuosity and inspirational lyrics, gospel and blues, powerful swings and spooky Afro-Cuban rhythms - all this will sound specially for you in the new program Trio Cyrus Chestnata!
In unrestrained rhythms, one can hear the natural power and simplicity of the early swing, as well as melodism and modern lyrics of Chestnat's own compositions, in which the sharpness of the rhythm is combined with expressiveness and sensuality.
Cyrus Chestnut is an expressive and at the same time a very lyrical musician. According to many foreign critics, he is the best jazz pianist of the modern generation.
Among the stars with whom he had to perform and record - James Carter, Anita Baker, Joe Lovano, Winston Marsalis, Betty Carter, Terence Blenquerd and opera singer Kathleen Batlle.
Cyrus Chestnut became modern jazz for those who were Oscar Peterson for jazz 60s. His creativity is distinguished by technical perfection and powerful swing in combination with impressive lyricism!
As an acknowledged master with an easily recognizable creative handwriting, the American pianist and composer managed to combine the traditions of spiritual music of gospel, jazz mainstream and academic classics, as well as an unbridled bi-boy in their improvisations. His unique style began to emerge in his early childhood, when the father of a future musician, organist of the Baptist Church in Baltimore, first introduced the boy to Gospel. The influence of African American spiritual music was so strong that at a mature age, Chestnut admitted to downbeat journalists that gospel identified his future life course. Young Cyrus reached out to the keys of the piano before learning to walk, and at the age of seven he had already played in the local church. One day a little pianist bought for $ 2, taken from pocket money, a collection of the best compositions by Telonius Monca. Just because he liked the cover of the disc. So in the life of Chestnat there was jazz. Being a student at the famous Berklee College of Music, Cyrus Chestnut declared himself as an extraordinary musician, receiving nominee scholarships from Yobey Blake, Oscar Peterson and Queen Jones. Even then New York Times columnists called Chestnut "a very clever improviser with a unique sense of swing in jazz." After completing his studies, Cyrus chestnut began to actively play with vocalists John Hendricks and Betty Carter, trumpeters Terrence Blancarch and Winton Marsalis. Subsequently, the list of his stage partners has been replenished with dozens of names of leading contemporary jazz performers, including Dizzy Gillespie, Freddy Cole, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Coria, Joe Lovano, Roy Hargrove, Kevin Mahoghanni, James Carter, Stephan Harris, Wycliffe Gordon, Crischen McBride, Lewis Nash and many others. Cyrus Chestnat impresses with his solo in the best US band and band, including Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has fifteen dozen solo albums on such prestigious labels as Evidence, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Telarc and Highnote. The musician has declared himself and as an actor, starring in two films by director Robert A. Alltman: "Kansas City" and "Jazz" 34. Jazz played the role of the swing legend - pianist and bandilander Benny Mouetten.
But if we talk about music, it's better to give the floor to Cyrus Chestnut himself: "I like to create melodies, as if to tell stories that broadcast in music that I see that I feel what I hear. And if it comes out to combine these feelings with the game, that means I've been able to share my experiences with others. At first glance, this may seem like a very complicated task. But if you dig deeper, you quickly realize that everything is not so simple! "Cyrus Chestnut will perform in his favorite composition - jazz piano trio. His ensemble partners will be Brooklyn bass player Eric Wheeler and Philadelphia drummer Chris Beck. Eric Walker fans of improvisational music are well known for their joint performances with stars such as Stephan Harris, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Russell Mello, Pharaoh Sanders, and Di Di Bridgewater. And Chris Beck is a stage partner of Tim Woerfield, Terel Stafford, Orrin Evans, and Douine Eubenca.