Music Network Presents Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet Featuring Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley & Joel Prime

12 February 2020
Tickets: €17
Concessions: €15

Alina Bzhezhinska - harp
Tony Kofi - saxophones
Larry Bartley - double bass
Joel Prime - drums/percussion

If you think the harp is for the angels, then Alina Bzhezhinska and her quartet will set you right. She brings a new perspective to this supposedly dainty instrument, taking the groundbreaking work of Alice Coltrane in the 1960s as a stepping-off point for her own flighty improvisations and sonic adventures. Capable of high-octane lapel-grabbing statements, she can also create extraordinary lyricism and soul within her own compositions, and this versatility and curiosity have marked her out as a pioneer in the field of Jazz Harp. Now there are two words you don't often hear in the same sentence, but let's get used to them, because this young woman is here to stay, constantly challenging the notion of boundaries in music, roughing up the harp with tones and textures that would ruffle many an angel wing. Bless her.