Boris Malkovsky Trio

Israel, Poland
Tue, 21. 9. 2010 - 19:30
Israel, Poland
Palác Akropolis

Jewish tradition/classical/gypsy/downtown improvisation

"Boris Malkovsky is mixing Jewish traditions with classical, gypsy and downtown improvisation, this is a rich world of lyricism and driving rhythms," says the New York based avantgarde musician John Zorn. Malkovsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine, the home town of such masters as Sviatoslav Richter or David Oistrach, and started as a classical pianist. Later, when he switched to "bayan", the Russian button accordion, he transformed the Jewish klezmer tradition in a similar way as Astor Piazzolla changed tango: he reinvented it as a sophisticated art music.

Time Petah-Tiqva, his masterpiece, was originally commissioned by the Tel Aviv Chamber Music ensemble for members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. "It is an almost breathless listen, filled not only with sophistication and imagination, but discipline and helluva sense of humour to boot," writes Thom Jurek in All Music Guide about the album, released on Tzadik.



Presale: Sitting 330 CZK
On the venue: Sitting 350 CZK