Jazz at the Blue Lamp presents Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift
Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift
American bassist, composer, Michael Janisch has been known for his distinct virtuosity and a penchant for thematic material, attention to groove and a reverence for his past musical experiences. On Paradigm Shift Janisch deepens his own vision, propelling his music into new sonic terrain conceptually, harmonically, and rhythmically. A series of everyday (but nonetheless life changing) events have informed the music, including the birth of his two daughters and the sudden death of his brother Joseph.
Janisch's new band includes electronics wizard Alex Bonney on the live shows thus pairing the acoustic quintet with real-time electronic manipulation, presenting an engaging sonic program of music that mixes contemporary jazz, electronica, funk, rock, punk and free improv alongside anthemic themes, otherworldly sounds and infectious grooves.
The band features some of the most sought after, versatile and experienced musicians of their generation in soprano saxophonist Jason Yarde (Sam Rivers, Hermeto Pascoal, Jazz Warriors), tenor saxophonist Paul Booth (Steve Winwood, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton), Grammy-award winning pianist Cédric Hanriot (Dianna Reeves, John Patitucci) and NYC-based drum phenom Colin Stranahan (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Herbie Hancock).
“Awesomely virtuosic double bass”
“.. a commanding bassist, who brings a sinewy thrust to the ensemble with masterful agility.”
“Janisch seizes the instrument with a blend of speed and energy as if he wants to be melody, harmony and rhythm all at once.”