Four JAZZ LEGENDS UNITED in a UNIQUE CROSSOVER PROJECT
Four legendary musicians embark on a musical journey based on Danish pianist Niels Lan Doky's highly successful concept of the JAZZ/TAKES concert series.
While the creative task of Jazz/Takes is complex, the concept is simple:
The interpretation of the repertoire of established genres of contemporary music - through the lens of jazz.
The JAZZ/TAKES SUPERGROUP plays a mixture of their own compositions and jazz interpretations of top songs
from genres like 90s grunge (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden), 70s disco (Chic, Abba, Sister Sledge),
French Electronic (David Guetta), Heavy Metal (Metallica), 90s Hip Hop (Nas, Notorious B.I.G., A Tribe Called Quest),
70s NY Post Punk (Television, Patti Smith, The Ramones),
80's UK New Wave (New Order) and more.
The series usually takes place at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark and has featured some of jazz's greatest legends.
Now, for the first time, JAZZ/TAKES SUPERGROUP is bringing this fascinating project to other parts of Europe.Online-Fan-Shop.
Bill Evans – Sax
Niels Lan Doky – Keyboards
Darryl Jones – Bass
Harvey Mason – Drums
Saxophonist Bill Evans began his career at the age of 21 with Miles Davis,
which launched more than three decades of musical discovery as leader of his own bands.
To date, he has recorded 26 solo CDs. He currently leads bands with various artists including Robben Ford,
Mike Stern and Randy Brecker, and continues to tour extensively around the world.
In addition to his concert activities, arranging, composing, and producing music, Niels Lan Doky has worked as a film director, author, promoter, and speaker
and was knighted by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
The international press called him "the best pianist of his generation" and "one of the most important pianists
that European jazz has bestowed on us in the last 45 years".
Chicago-born bassist Darryl Jones rose to fame in the mid-1980s recording and touring worldwide with Miles Davis.
In 1985 he joined Sting's first solo band with Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, and Omar Hakim.
After the departure of bassist Bill Wyman, Jones became a member of the Rolling Stones, with whom he has toured and recorded since 1994.
Harvey Mason is one of the most-played drummers of all time.
His credentials reflect an amazing versatility (Björk, James Brown, Celine Dion, Duke Ellington, and Earth Wind & Fire are just the tip of the iceberg).
His best-known work in jazz includes the groundbreaking Herbie Hancock album Headhunters, for which he also co-wrote the hit Chameleon.