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Omar Sosa GFS Trio w/ Trilok Gurtu & Paolo Fresu

Omar Sosa GFS Trio
Trilok Gurtu
& Paolo Fresu

Sunday, April 23, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Paolo Fresu, Trilok Gurtu and Omar Sosa
Paolo Fresu

Omar Sosa GFS Trio w/ Trilok Gurtu & Paolo Fresu

Omar Sosa GFS Trio
Trilok Gurtu
& Paolo Fresu

Sunday, April 23, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Paolo Fresu
Trilok Gurtu

Omar Sosa GFS Trio w/ Trilok Gurtu & Paolo Fresu

Omar Sosa GFS Trio
Trilok Gurtu
& Paolo Fresu

Sunday, April 23, 7:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Trilok Gurtu

Omar Sosa GFS Trio w/ Trilok Gurtu & Paolo Fresu

Omar Sosa concludes his residency with his most global small ensemble, a true power trio that brings together masters steeped in an international continuum of sounds. Playing piano, Fender Rhodes and keyboards, Sosa sets the parameters with his striking harmonies, flashing rhythmic passages and beautifully mutable melodic flights. Sardinian trumpeter and flugelhornist Paolo Fresu combines a strikingly pure tone with an arranger’s architectural attention to form and texture. He and Sosa have documented their decade-long collaboration with the live 2007 quintet session Promise, 2012’s moody, emotionally charged Alma with Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum, and their new duo project Eros. Trilok Gurtu studied classical Hindustani music growing up in Mumbai, and established himself as a percussion visionary on recordings by John McLaughlin, Oregon, Joe Zawinul, and Tabla Beat Science with Zakir Hussain and Bill Laswell. A pioneering artist combining elements from classical Indian drumming and Western percussion, he provides a vast rhythmic palette for Sosa and Fresu, players both intensely alive to the beguiling force of a single sustained note. The trio has performed together at festivals around Europe, and makes its US debut with this concert.

Artist Personnel

Omar Sosa piano
Paolo Fresu trumpet, flugelhorn
Trilok Gurtu percussion

Artist Website

"Although Cuba has produced more than its share of leonine jazz pianists, Sosa stands out among them because of the crystalline beauty of his touch and the nimbleness of his technique. " — Chicago Tribune
"A distinct take on world jazz while renewing his own exploratory project, all within the carefully orchestrated confines of ritual space and time-honored practice " — Popmatters

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