01 marzo 2012

Due settimane di concerti all'insegna dell'incontro e dell'interazione tra musicisti di Zurigo e di New York (e non solo): Intakt Records at The Stone, dall'1 al 15 marzo. Informazioni, rassegna stampa e programma completo in http://www.intaktrec.ch/wordpress e in http://thestonenyc.com

Intakt Records is a Zürich based record label that produces creative jazz. It was formed in 1986 by Patrik Landolt and Rosmarie A. Meier to serve the needs of a community of creative jazz artists in Zürich, Berlin, London, etc, committed to exploring the edge of improvisation, composition and innovation. Intakt is a non profit association. In the executive committee are the musicians Irène Schweizer and Lucas Niggli. «Small in budget, but immense in quality», praises “The New York City Jazz Records” Intakt Records. More than 200 recordings have been released up to today. For these two weeks in The Stone, Intakt Records founded the association “Zurich-New York” with veteran drummer Pierre Favre as chair to finance traveling and accommodation of the Zurich based musicians to make their stay in New York possible. Two years of work and the project is now on track: From the 1st to the 15th of March 2012 ‘The Stone’ will host a thirteen day festival with 26 concerts. ‘The Stone’, probably the most important address for creative jazz in New York, will become a place for musicians from Zurich and New York to collaborate. Established names from the Swiss jazz scene such as Irène Schweizer, Pierre Favre, Lucas Niggli, Dieter Ulrich, Philipp Schaufelberger, Gabriela Friedli, Jan Schlegel, Christian Weber und Co Streiff along with newcomers such as Michael Jaeger, Fabian Gisler, Samuel Blaser or Julian Sartorius will play with musicians from New York such as Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Russ Johnson, Ray Anderson, Elliott Sharp, Fred Frith, Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman.