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Paolo Fresu x Kristjan Randalu


Paolo Fresu - trumpet
Kristjan Randalu - piano

KRISTJAN RANDALU (1978) on oma põlvkonna silmapaistvamaid pianiste, keda hinnatakse nii solisti, ansamblimuusiku kui ka heliloojana. Ajakiri Jazz Times kirjeldab tema muusikat kui “tundmatut ja eksootilist maad”.

Randalu on üks aktiivsemaid ja laiema haardega eesti jazzmuusikuid maailmas. Tänu mitmekülgsele loomingulisele tegevusele on Randalu esindanud Eestit maailma mainekatel jazzifestivalidel ja olulisematel kontserdilavadel, olles hinnatud nii jazzi- kui ka klassikalise muusika interpreedi ja heliloojana.

Tema klaverimäng nii solisti kui ka ansamblimuusikuna kõlab enam kui 40 plaadil, mille hulka kuuluvad Grammy nominatsioon 2006. aastal ning 2012 Aasta Jazzialbumi tiitel Eesti Muusika Auhindadel. 2014. aastal pälvis Randalu Eesti Kultuurkapitali Helikunsti sihtkapitali aastapreemia.

2018 ilmus Randalu autoriplaat "Absence" plaadifirma ECM Records’i alt.

"Fresu is one of those musicians who come from time to time to remind us why jazz is so special and unique" Buenos Aires Herald

One of the world's major trumpeters, prolific jazz artist Paolo Fresu has recorded around 400 titles since the Eighties. Born in 1961 in Sardinia, Italy, Fresu learned the trumpet at the age of 11 and later studied the instrument at the Cagliari Conservatory. Upon his graduation in 1984, he quickly accumulated awards, with accolades from France's Académie du Jazz and a Django d'Or. �With a sound reminiscent of 1950’s Miles Davis era, Fresu has created a style all his own, mastering with a natural ease any genre, from straight jazz to fusion. Between recordings and shows, Fresu also serves as artistic director for the Berchidda’s Time in Jazz, his hometown’s jazz festival.
He is also involved in the production of numerous multimedia projects, cooperating with actors, dancers, painters, sculptors and poets, as well as writing music for film, documentary, video, ballet, and theater pieces. Mr. Fresu lives between Paris, Bologna and Sardinia. His unique trumpet sound is recognized as one of the most distinctive in the contemporary jazz scene.
He was honored with the important honoris causa degree at University of Milano, Italy and the historical “Sigillo di Ateneo” by Urbino University.

Earlier Event: October 9