JZ Replacement with Jamie Murray and Zhenya Strigalev is a high energy and intense newly formed project from 2 dominating figures of contemporary Jazz.
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"...fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo..." - London Jazz News
"always it's a surreal, impressive brew" - ★★★★ Jazzwise
"A typical Strigalev collision of hip jazz virtuosity and surrealism... Strigalev's alto displays bebop agility, shivery lyricism, or sometimes a bluesy Ornetteish swerves." ★★★★ The Guardian
“Top drummer to watch”. - Rhythm drum Magazine
"Phenomenal drummer Jamie Murray" - Jazzwise
Having just successfully played the Love Supreme festival, the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in August, Berlin and Vienna as well as at London Jazz Festival and Porto Jazz festival in Portugal. This is a fresh exhilarating partnership not to be missed! In December they had an extended tour in St Petersburg and Moscow and they're currently recording a new album, so catch them live to hear some new tunes and grooves whilst they're fresh!
JZ Replacement is a very special project and different from Zhenya's and Jamie's other projects. They have lots of inspirations through their musical journeys and studies, and in this project they mix them to create an organic yet very original sound. Some people see their Indian influences, some Charlie Parker or Chris Dave. The focus here is create something very tight and precise (which is often not possible with bigger groups) while being totally free and creative. There are lots of heavy swinging grooves, complex melodies as well as just some catchy simple melodies which will please everybody (although that's not the goal). And they may even RAP some Jay Z.