19 – 22 October 2017

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22 October Macedonian Opera and Ballet, 20:00


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CRAIG TABORN piano, keyboards

CHRIS SPEED tenor saxophone, clarinet



Pianist, organist, keyboardist, and composer Craig Taborn has become a mainstay on the renowned jazz label ECM Records. Taborn has a range of styles, and often adapts his playing to the nature of the instrument and the sounds that he can make it produce. He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as adolescent and at early stage was influenced by wide range of musical styles, most significantly by recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music. To this date, Taborn has released six albums under his own name and appeared on more than 80 as a sideman including collaborations with Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Douglas, David Torn, Drew Gress, Evan Parker, Christian McBride, Dave Holland, and others. Many consider Taborn the best jazz piano player of the newer generation. A couple of times he already got the Pianist of the Year Award (by DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazz Journalists Association…). Taborn is touring in support of his quartet’s newest disc on ECM, “Daylight Ghosts”, released in February 2017. And again, the spotlight is on his keyboard wizardry and impeccable improvisational skill set. Along with the questing Taborn on piano and electronic keyboards, the quartet of “Daylight Ghosts” features musicians that come from a broad artistic background and played styles as rock, electronica and diverse strains of world music, apart of various permutations of jazz.