Monday, 2007 November 12th, 8 PM
Latvian National opera
KOLSIMCHA – The World Quintet
Olivier Truan (piano, composition)
Ariel Zuckermann (flute)
Michael Heitzler (clarinet)
Daniel Fricker (bass)
Fabian Kuratli (drums)
One of the great bands in Europe, Kolsimcha’s highly popular style fuses jazz, classical and world music in an explosive mix.
When Kolsimcha plays their virtuoso, all original repertoire, they have the demanding audiences at New York's Carnegie Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as those at the most renowned jazz, classical and world music festivals on three continents cheering on their feet.
Described by the LA Times as the 'fantastic five', this incredible ensemble pairs a front line of clarinet and flute with a super tight rhythm section of acoustic bass, drums and piano to create a unique mix of thrilling jazz improvisations, dazzling symphonic sounds and exotic Mediterranean melodies alternating with poignant ballads and sensuous Eastern European rhythms, that has been described as everything from 'a new world music' in The Independent to 'anatomically impossible' by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.