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*Magic Spirit Quartet-A sublime blend worthy of the great jazzmen! On Tour 21/22

*Magic Spirit Quartet-A sublime blend worthy of the great jazzmen! On Tour 21/22

Magic Spirit Quartet
*On Tour 21/22

‍A Morocco-Sweden-Denmark summit !

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Majid Bekkas (MA) / vocals, guembri, oud & electric guitar - 

Goran Kajfeš (SE) / trumpet, electric trumpet & percussion - Jesper Nordenström (SE) / piano, organ, synthesizers - Stefan Pasborg (DK) / drums, percussion & tuned gongs

‍With Magic Spirit Quartet, audacity and imagination link North Africa and Northern Europe, ancestral to ambient, desert blues and European jazz in an inspired movement that seems to capture the very spirit of 21st century jazz.

 

Glorious improvisation, crisp poly-rhythms, an extraordinary yet natural-seeming collision of electronic flair and spirituality - all this and more is to be found in this exciting rapprochement of the continents and the centuries.

 

 

MEETING OR
COLLISION?

‍Conveying a deep nostalgia - perhaps that of a lost kingdom buried in the sands of the Sahara - and a mysticism linked to its spiritual origins, traditional Gnawa music is here enriched by various influences intelligently mixed by these four accomplices. So the question is what to expect from the meeting or collision of these two worlds, the Maghreb and the Far North ?

 

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TOP & ECHOES FROM 5 CONTINENTS

(UK) Top 3/13 Jazz Album 2020 BBC Music Mag.

(PT)  Melhores Do Ano 2020 RTP

(GR) Top Albums 2020 Rabona Magazine 

(AR) Top 10 favorite albums 2020 Lúcuma

(BR) Top Musics 2020 Medium

(FI)   The Top 50 Albums of 2020 Janiojala 

(SP) Los Mejores Discos de 2020 Afribuku 

(SE) The Best of 2020 Rootsy

(FR) 30 Best Recordings 2020 Le Grigri 

(US) The Best Recordings of 2020 Ted Gioia

(US) Best Releases of 2020 Kmuw 

(US) Best albums 2020 Hologram of The Senses 

(US) Top 7/50 Best Albums 2020 Aoty

(GR) Top Albums 2020 Culture New 

(SE) Best Mix Music of 2020 Lira

(GR) Best jazz albums 2020 Rocking

(ZA) The Jazz Roundup 2020 Daily Maverick 

(PT) Top 2020 Albums Ousadia & Descobertas

(TG) 20 x 2 best albums of 2020 Djolo 

(UK) Top 3/12 albums jazz published worldwide in 2020 (oct.) BBC Music Magazine

(SP/US) Top 100 albums 2020 (sept.)Transglobal World Music Chart 

(FR) Selection best albums 2020 Music Lodge 

(PL) Best of 2020 Muzycny Zbawiciel Swiata 

(US) Best Long-Players of 2020  Living To Listen

(UK) Top10 Jazzwise  

(UE) Top 10 Europe Jazz Media Chart 

(UK) Selection 2020 The Uk's African Music Guide 

(FR) fff Télérama 

(BE) Pépite JazzAround  

(DE) 5***** Stereo

(DE) 5***** In Music 

(DK) 5***** Globlanyt 

(UK) 5***** Jazz Journal 

(UK) 5*****  BBC Music Magazine

(DE) 4**** Audio

(PL) 5/5 Audio com 

(AT) 4,5/5 Concerto

(US) 4/5 Rate your music 

(SE) ♥ Lira 

(FR) ♥ La Gazette Bleue-Action Jazz  

(FR)  Gibert  

(FR) ♥ France Musique - Banzzai (dec.)

(FR) Album of the week Le Grigri (apr.)

(UK) Album of the Month Classical Music (mar.)

(UK) Album of the Month The Guardian (feb.)

(UK) Album of the Week  Presto Jazz (feb.)

(DE) Album of the Week Ndr (feb.)

(UK) Album of the Week Worldwild (jan.)

(SP/US) Charts Top 20 Transglobal World Music   (may)

(US) Playlist Tangents San Francisco (nov.)

(US) Playlist Wmpg - Portland (nov.)

(US) Playlist Klcc-Eye5 Oregon (nov.)

(FR) Playlist France Musique - Banzzaï (sep.)

(DE) Playlist Lufthansa (mar.)

(CA) Playlist Cloud Cast - André Rhéaume (mar.)

(BE) Playlist Djiboutik (mar.)

(CAT) Playlist Tarragona Radio (feb.)

(CA) Playlist Cfak-Jazzbrooke (feb.)

(FR) Playlist France Musique - Banzzaï (jan.)

(FR) Playlist Action Jazz (feb.)

(FR) Playlist France Musique/Club Jazz à Fip(jan.)

(FR) Jazz Bonus France Musique - Open Jazz 

(FR) Best Of Couleurs Jazz Radio

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On tour & availabilities 2021

 > Revue de presse (FR) - (UK)

  • 29.06.21 - Available
  • 30.06.21 - Available
  • 01.07.21 - (FR) Festival du Bleu en Hiver, Boulazac
  • 02,03,04.07.21 - Available
  • 07.08.21 - Available
  • 08.08.21 - (BE) Gaume Jazz Festival
  • 09.08.21 - Available
  • 20-24.10.21 - Available
  • 25.10.21 - (DK) Malmö -tbc
  • 26.10.21 - (DK) Aalborg
  • 27.10.21 - (DK) Odense
  • 28.10.21 - (DK) Svendborg
  • 29.10.21 - (DK) Kolding
  • 30.10.21 - (DK) Copenhagen
  • 31.10.21 - (DK) Aarhus (DK) -tbc
  • 11-14.11.21 - Available
  • 27-30.11.21 - Available
  • 13-18.12.21 - Available
  • 2022 - Open

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