Simón Willson © Luke Marantz

Jazz at JAKI: Simón Willson Quartett

Simón Willson's debut album "Good Company" will be released in late 2023 on the renowned FreshSoundNewTalent label.
In New York, Simón Willson is one of the most sought-after bassists on the jazz scene, playing daily concerts in the
renowned clubs with musicians such as Ethan Iverson, Gilad Hekselman, Nasheet Waits, Dave Douglas, etc.
In the foreground of his music is the relationship between the recognized and the new, a relationship in which
defines itself in relation to that which is already established, while at the same time the established reconfigures itself as a
reconfigures itself in response to the new. Where do the influences end and the own begin? How close or how far
are these opposites? Where does the fellow musician end within a band context and where does the individual
musician begins? Simon Willson lives for these blurred and approximate boundaries that seem impossible to define.
seem impossible to define. The old and the new, looseness and tightness, intuition and intellect, maximalism and minimalism,
freedom and structure, composition and improvisation, rawness and sophistication, order and chaos dance together in Willson's music.
dance with each other in Willson's music. Sometimes the musical conception seems only like a flickering light, almost extinguished and close to emptiness.
emptiness, then again a concrete, and meticulously polished plan, which in the interplay with the musicians
Benedikt Jäckle on saxophone, Paul Janoschka on piano and Jonas Esser on drums from beginning to end,
blossoms. The 4 musicians met in New York City and quickly found each other on a musical and personal level.
personal level, to each other.

Sat, 25.11.2023

Benedikt Jäckel (saxophone), Paul Janoschka (piano), Símon Willson (double bass), Jonas Esser (drums)


jaki Start 20:00 Doors 19:30

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