9. Lublin Jazz Festival / Louis Moholo-Moholo “4 Blokes” (ZA/UK)

Moholo-Moholo’s electrifying live performances still exhibit the same uncompromising ferocity and creativity which have marked him out as one of the seminal figures of the national and international scenes for half a century. This peerless quartet of established collaborators through iconic compositions both old and new. Saxophonist Jason Yarde has already been a veteran of the leader’s bands for two decades. He is one of the most sought-after musicians of his generation, and has been a member of groups led by Andrew Hill and Jack DeJohnette, amongst many others. He is also a renowned composer, having been widely commissioned (including by the London Symphony Orchestra). John Edwards is one of the most in-demand bassists on the scene, regularly appearing alongside figures such as Evan Parker, Peter Brotzmann, and Roscoe Mitchell. His peerless creativity, sound and energy have seen him redefine the possibilities of the instrument. Alexander Hawkins is a pianist whose own work has been said by Downbeat magazine to have reached a ‘dazzling new apex’, and who, alongside a busy profile as a bandleader, has appeared with musicians such as Marshall Allen, Mulatu Astatke, Evan Parker and John Surman, among many others.

The quartet released its first album as part of the celebrations of the Ogun label’s 40th anniversary. 4 Blokes has been described as ‘a set of astonishing intensity’, and shows the leader ‘making some of the great jazz of his time’ (The Guardian).

Louis Moholo – drums
Alexander Hawkins – piano
John Edwards – double bass
Jason Yarde – saxes

‘music of deep humanity’
London Jazz News

‘it’s impossible to replicate the intensity and near overwhelming beauty of seeing the
band live … within the realms in which they operate, this is a truly peerless group.’
The Quietus

‘Experience the sensation of being blown away by the waves of emotion, whether overwhelmingly ecstatic or exquisitely refined. And most of all, perhaps, listen to the Louis Moholo Moholo Quartet to understand how, in this music, the individual and the collective can simultaneously attain equal importance: a most elevated state of being.’
Richard Williams, The Blue Moment

‘drenched with heavyweight commitment…
dynamic to the very last fade of the very last note’
London Jazz News

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1940, Louis Moholo-Moholo is one of the music’s greatest drummers. He was a member of the legendary Blue Notes (alongside Mongezi Feza, Dudu Pukwana, Chris McGregor, and Johnny Dyani), as well as of the Brotherhood of Breath. His work as bandleader has also included many classic formations, such as Spirits Rejoice and Viva La Black. He has appeared worldwide and on record with a virtual Who’s Who of modern creative music, including Steve Lacy, Cecil Taylor, John Tchicai, Marilyn Crispell, Irene Schweizer, Wadada Leo Smith, Keith Tippett, Kenny Wheeler, and Evan Parker.


23.04.2017 21:00
Main Stage of Centre for Culture in Lublin / Peowiaków 12
1-day ticket for all concerts of the evening : 70 pln ticket with numbered seat
Online tickets
Ticket office opening hours
10.00-19.00 from monday to friday and 1 hour before the show / tel. 81 4666140