On the invitation of his mentor Ahmad Jamal, Shahin Novrasli is joining him for this series of concerts at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. During its Late-Hours of July, Novrasli will present his brand new album, From Baku to New-York City.
Reinterpreting major themes is obligatory for most young musicians, but here the exercise gains a special meaning. Firstly, Shahin Novrasli – who has also recorded his own inspired composition – reveals an intense creativity fuelled by his Transcaucasian origins. This is combined with Ahmad Jamal's production with a telepathic rhythm section, drummer Herlin Riley and bassist James Cammack, symbolising an incredible synergy between two generations of musicians, two centuries, and also two continents, East and West, all under the benign gaze of their forebears Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. There is no doubt that the emotion emanating from this album "From Baku to New York" captures the eternal nature of jazz.