Tele-Port - Foyer Mediterranée
Jeff Herr, drums / Jérôme Klein, keyboards / Pol Belardi, bass / Zhenya Strigalev, saxophone
TELE-PORT is a brand new project composed of great Luxembourg jazz musicians (bassist Pol Belardi, keyboardist Jérôme Klein and drummer Jeff Herr) who join forces with the adventurous Russian saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev, who has also been a pillar of the London jazz scene over the last decade.
The concept of the original music they play can be defined as a distillate of carefully chosen ingredients from the heart of Europe (with its romance, wisdom, and patience), the United States (with its jazz history), and Eastern influences (with its rich traditions).
The result is an exciting and modern look at jazz. One could think of a sonic creature with a European head, American feet, and a plane ticket in hand to board a plane in search of a body in constant metamorphosis.
The compositions inevitably unfold in different directions, teleporting the listener to a multitude of different places, as each member of the group is also a skillful composer who embraces and adds his or her own experience. From elegant minimalism to totally improvised energetic supernovas to groovy vocals...TELE-PORT keeps the promise revealed by its name and will take you to countless different places. While any reference name for the pleasure of finding influences is useless, rest assured that this music will excite you as much as the performers and provide an unmatched and colourful live experience.