On Saturday, July 2nd, 19:00 pm at Congress Center „Rigas Ritmi” will presents one of the festival’s main concerts – Australian jazz legend, multi-instrumentalist James Morrison and Latvian Radio big band, presenting the album “Mare Balticum”.
“Mare Balticum” is a unique program consisting of original jazz arrangements of Latvian folksongs. The arrangements are created by James Morrison and include such popular Latvian folksongs as “Kas dārzā”, “Tumša nakte, zaļa zāle”, “Pūt, vējiņi!” and others in unusually jazzy arrangements.
This program was first presented to Latvian audience in 2014, receiving standing ovations and profound emotions. Exquisite musicians will meet again to delight the audience and surprise it with special guests – the great jazz pianist Justin Kauflin and bass guitar player Michael Pipoquinha.
James Morrison is one of the most distinguished Australian jazz musicians who has collaborated with such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespy, Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Sinatra and many others. One of his main trademarks is the remarkable skill to master various musical instruments. Mostly he is known as a trumpet player, but he also plays saxophones, clarinet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, bass trumpet, flugelhorn and also double bass, guitar and piano! In the unique cooperation with Latvian Radio big band, the remarkable musician has created original arrangements of Latvian folksongs, offering a great opportunity to hear the Australian’s interpretation of Latvian folklore.
The essence of this concert will be the presentation of the newly released album “Mare Balticum”. The audience of the concert will be the first to purchase the new album – a special contribution to each music lover’s collection!
Album “Mare Balticum” is available at “Randoms” and “Upe” stores since June 13.
Tickets available at all “Biļešu Paradīze” ticket offices and on the internet www.bilesuparadize.lv
More information www.rigasritmi.lv
Feel the rhythm!