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    Chris Potter (sax) Craig Taborn (fender rhodes, p) Eric Harland (dms) + Bill Frisell (g elec)
In one corner, a major figure of tenor saxophone. Following in the footsteps of his idol Sonny Rollins, Chris Potter is a surprising and fascinating jazz explorer. Since he started in the 90s, the Chicago born jazzman has never ceased to push his traditional heritage towards a more contemporary approach to his instrument, working closely with quite a few legends (Red Rodney, Paul Motian, Dave Holland). In the opposite corner, a guitar hero. He might be one of the most loved guitarists of jazz aficionados, but Bill Frisell has just as much delved into rock, blues and folk over his 40 year long career. Alongside drummer Eric Harland and keyboard player Craig Taborn, these two musical giants will offer a match of the gods both unique and unexpected.
Website ECM Records #jazzrock #trumpet #vicious
    Avishai Cohen (tp) Jonathan Albalak (g, bg) Uzi Feinerman (g) Aviv Cohen (dms) Ziv Ravitz (dms)
His first steps on ECM with «Into the Silence», released in 2016, had the effect of an explosion in the international landscape of contemporary jazz. A tribute to his departed father, the dreamlike and uncluttered compositions of the Israeli trumpetist quickly threw him under the spotlight of the most prestigious international venues. In Cully, the New York based musician will forgo his delicate debut on the famous German label to present an explosive electric project: Big Vicious, a quintet with two drummers and two guitarists. This artistic choice enables him to adventure freely into the realms of seventies rock music inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s psychedelia, the electric storms of Miles Davis’ «Bitches Brew» and the experimental jazz of the times.
Website QFTF #modernjazz #newgeneration #PrixMentoratCullyJazzFestival
    Léon Phal (Ts) Louis Matute (g) Virgile Rosselet (cb) Nathan Vandenbulcke (dms)
For his first time at the Cully Jazz Festival, young guitarist Louis Matute is set to open up the show under the Chapiteau for two great masters of the international jazz scene: trumpetist Avishai Cohen and saxophonist Chris Potter. Freshly graduated from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU), the Geneva guitarist won the JazzContreBand springboard in 2019 as well as the Cully Jazz Festival mentoring prize for the quality of his quartet and his development potential on the Swiss and international scene. While he has been writing a resolutely personal jazz over the past five years, drawing on a rich musical palette with diversified inspirations, it is surrounded by a new formation that will present his unpublished compositions.