Jonathan Than Finlayson & Sicilian Defense – Moving Still / Bimhuis

Jonathan Than Finlayson & Sicilian Defense - Moving Still


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Jonathan Than Finlayson & Sicilian Defense – Moving Still
New music inspired by Africa and Cuba by American avant-jazz trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, known from the bands of jazz avant-gardists Steve Coleman and Steve Lehman.

Jonathan Finlayson’s music has clarity of sound and atmosphere and keeps you on the edge of your seat at the same time. The American trumpeter known how to make challenging music accessible, which he has already proven in the bands of Steve Coleman, Henry Threadgill en Steve Lehman. Like their music, his own compositions are also full of surprising twists and turns. On his most recent album he establishes a logical connection between various elements including rhythms of Ghana, Afro-Cuban melodies and counterpoint.

Sicilian Defense, the name of Jonathan Finlayson’s band, originates from chess, another important source of inspiration for the musician who became the number 1 Rising Star Trumpeter in the 2014 Downbeat Critics Polls. Moving Still is the follow-up of his first album Moment and the Message, which was voted the top album by a debut artist in the 2013 NPR Jazz Critics Poll.

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