Friday 16. April 17:30
Fotografiska TallinnDisplay the addressTelliskivi 60a/8, 10412 Tallinn
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For several years, the French Syrian flutist and singer Naïssam Jalal has been revealing a personal, vibrant musical universe which gives both in substance and in form, new meaning to the word ‘freedom’. In a continual search with boundless curiosity, she shines by her virtuous capacity to weave the bonds between different musical cultures and aesthetic fields. Commitment in music, and creativity in the service of this commitment: these are the guidelines of her many artistic projects that have never ceased to surprise by their originality, authenticity and artistic qualities.
Naïssam Jalal has invited in her trio the talented Brazilian pianist Leonardo Montana and the amazing French Armenian double bass player Claude Tchamitchian. Featuring on four titles on the trio’s new album, Quest of the Invisible is the dazzling American jazz drummer and percussionist Hamid Drake. Released on 1 March 2019, the album won the highest jazz award in France, Victoire du Jazz in 2019, and has received critical and public acclaim since the release. The trio has already given numerous concerts and many others are planned in Europe, America and Africa.
Searching for the invisible, the music of the Naïssam Jalal Trio is at the crossroad of extra-western, traditional mystic music and modal jazz. Their repetitive and hypnotic rhythms, where silence also plays an important role, lead the listeners towards a trance-like state. Sometimes the voice comes to help the other instruments to get in touch with the Invisible.