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Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Jonathan Finlayson's music has clarity of sound and atmosphere and, at the same time, keeps you on the edge of your seat. The American trumpeter knows how to make challenging music accessible, which he has already shown in the bands of Steve Coleman, Henry Threadgill and Steve Lehman. Like their music, his own compositions are also full of surprising twists and turns. On his most recent album, Moving Still, he establishes a logical connection between jazz, the rhythms of Ghana as well ass Afro-Cuban melodies and counterpoint.

Sicilian Defense, the name of Jonathan Finlayson's band, originates from chess, another important source of inspiration for the musician who became the number 1 Rising Star Trumpeter in the 2014 Downbeat Critics Polls.

Personnel: Jonathan Finlayson trumpet and composition, Miles Okazaki guitar, Andy Milne piano, John Hébert double bass, Craig Weinrib drums

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  • Bimhuis Radio Intro (00:00)
  • Live Concert @ Bimhuis 1st Set: Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense (01:30)
  • Live Concert @ Bimhuis 2nd Set: Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense (51:20)

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