Seamus Blake tenor sax, Alessandro Lanzoni piano, Doug Weiss double bass, Jorge Rossy drums.
Seamus Blake is one of the greats of contemporary jazz. Since 2002, when he won the Thelonious Monk Competition, he has been one of the most sought-after musicians in the world. As well as working with figures like Kevin Hays, Bill Stewart, Dave Kikoski and John Scofield – who called him “extraordinary” and “a total saxophonist” – Seamus Blake has recorded 16 albums with his own groups, including Superconductor (2015), with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Scofield himself guesting. In Europe, where he now lives, he has launched a series of projects, such as this quartet, combining his own talent with a line-up including Alessandro Lanzoni, one of the best jazz players from the current Italian scene; Doug Weiss, double bass player with Al Foster, Brad Mehldau and a long list of others; and our great Jorge Rossy, a multi-instrumentalist who in this group is reunited with the instrument that first brought him glory: the drums. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Mas i Mas Festival.