Aichinger & Nilsson


Ray Aichinger - sax
Mattias Nilsson - piano

Saturday, 26 March, 2016 - 21:00
20/15 PLN

The awarded Austrian saxophonist, Ray Aichinger meets one of the most
respected pianists in Sweden, Mattias Nilsson. With a perfect mix of
melodies from jazz, pop and the movies they add songs from Austria & Sweden
as well as their own originals. This is a rare musical friendship in which
a mutual respect for the true listening takes place.
RAY ACHINGER, saxophonist and composer, is a member of a upcoming
generation of jazz musicians who are attracting attention by being at ease
with a variety of musical genres. These could include a modern classical
quintet, the well known 'Organ Format' or a duo with piano. Many centuries
ago the famous Persian poet Omar Khayyam proposed that "when one is
presented with lined paper, write sideways." In a similar vein, Ray
Aichinger has skilfully shown that the fusion of modern improvisation with
swing jazz can produce impressive and appealing results
MATTIAS NILSSON is regarded as one of the most respected pianists in
Sweden. Besides his devotion for the timeless traditions of jazz piano,
Nilsson adds to his palette of musical colors the rich and varied
traditions of Swedish folk music, hymns, native composers, and not least,
his original compositions. With a very warm, personal touch in mind,
Mattias creates his own soundscape with totally new colors. Mattias has
toured and performed in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Great Britain, Germany,
Italy, France, Austria, Holland, Croatia, Turkey, Africa, United States and
Latin America regular visits to Chile where he also was invited by the
Swedish Embassy in 2011 to play for the Swedish Prime Minister´s on his
first visit to the country. In 2013 Mattias received the prestigious
Swedish Harry Arnold Scholarship and later that year he performed solo at
the 23rd Akbank International Jazz Festival in Istanbul which marked the
beginning of his solo career at the international scene. Since 2014 he is
also working with international jazz singers Sharón Clark from USA.
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