With this concert, the New York jazz label Dot Time Records starts its “abraxas sessions”. Concerts by renowned international jazz acts are to take place several times a year in front of an exclusive audience in the abraxas theater. All concerts are recorded and released as an album – and the ticket price includes a copy of the CD, which is sent to the concert audience fresh from the pressing plant. The Augsburg vibraphone virtuoso Wolfgang Lackerschmid, himself a Dot Time Records artist, is in charge of the artistic direction of the recordings. At the first concert of the series he will also support the trio “Claude Diallo Situation” on stage.
They are all three masters of their craft and the sun never sets on their music, modern jazz. Because they are at home with their music all over the world: “Claude Diallo Situation”, that is:
Claude Diallo, jazz pianist, composer and arranger, born in Switzerland, studied in the jazz stronghold Berklee College of Music in Boston and in Lived in New York for over 10 years, in between a few years in Asia, internationally acclaimed, founded the piano trio in 2007.
Luques Curtis, double bass player and composer, born in Connecticut USA studied piano, strings (fiddle and cello) and congas (tumbadoras) before bass. Multiple Grammy nominees, he won the Grammy with Eddie Palmieri and Brian Lynch. The American DOWNBEAT Magazine has awarded him several times. Luques Curtis currently plays in the bands of Eddie Palmieri, Gretchen Parlato and with his brother Zaccai Curtis as the Curtis Brothers.
Tupac Mantilla, percussionist and drummer, born in Colombia, awarded worldwide, founder of the Global Percussion Network “PERCUACTION”, has reached more than 100,000 people since 2010 with his innovative rhythm concepts and body percussion methods. Tupac Mantilla works as a musician with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Savion Glavor, Ustad Zakir Hussein and Julian Lage.
With the new album 11:11 they make a statement as “Claude Diallo Situation”, which Claude Diallo reformulates “traveling with music” namely “around the world” regardless of origin, time and place!
And so is their music. All musicians have a sufficient body of released albums. With this album, Claude Diallo and his trio embark on another journey. Sustainability and timelessness make 11:11 a new beginning and are the motif for Claude Diallo, who was influenced by the New York jazz scene.