When Lights are Low

pure desmond (Germany)

31/10 (Wednesday);8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Small Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 250, 200

Lorenz Hargassner, Alto Saxophone
Johann Weiss, Guitar
Christian Flohr, Bass
Sebastian Deufel, Drums

Samba de Orfeu (Luiz Bonfá)
Rude Old Man (Gene Cherico)
Unbearable Lightness (Johann Weiss, Lorenz Hargassner)
Perils of Paul (Johann Weiss, Lorenz Hargassner)
Dynamic Double (Johann Weiss, Lorenz Hargassner)
Desmond Blue (Paul Desmond)
That Old Feeling (Paul Desmond)
Moonlight In Vermont (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf)
Blues 69 (Johann Weiss, Lorenz Hargassner)
El Prince (Paul Desmond)
Four on Six (Wes Montgomery)
Caravan (Duke Ellington)
A Taste of Honey (Bobby Scott)
Lígia (António Carlos Jobim)
Bernie’s Tune (Bernie Miller)
Got ‘til It’s Gone (Janet Jackson/ Arr. J. Weiß)
Blues for Fun (Gene Cherico)
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus)
(José Feliciano)

Relating to the original sound of Cool Jazz in the 1960s, the musicians of pure desmond founded the group in the year 2002 to dignify the music of the Paul Desmond Quartet (with Jim Hall, Gene Cherico and Connie Kay) and to carry it over into the 21st century by programming it together with the group’s own original compositions and adaptations of songs of our time. “Less is more” is their motto, and that means focusing on the melodies.

Coming from different backgrounds, the four musicians display a great talent for interaction, creating an imaginative dynamic that comes to the fore in every performance. What makes pure desmond is the diversity of protagonists involved – influenced by punk, new music, hard rock, soul, R&B – in changing old jazz and classical music.

When Lights Are Low is a unique opportunity to recover the timeless elegance of Cool Jazz hero Paul Desmond, by getting to know one of the best jazz quartets in Germany.

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including one interval