Festival Internacional JAZZMADRID
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Oficial Concerts

W 8 Nov
Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Condeduque
20.30 h · How to get there
  • Reduced mobility
  • Magnetic loop

Music’s paradoxes. It is said that this saxophonist was introduced to the world through his prominent collaboration on the last album recorded by the beloved David Bowie, Blackstar. However, this fiery, passionate, and sharp saxophonist had a long and illustrious jazz history behind him. Gary Burton, Steps Ahead, Maria Schneider, Dave Douglas, Tom Harrell, Pat Metheny, George Garzone, Ken Schaphorst, Gil Evans, and Danilo Pérez are some of the artists and groups he has collaborated with.


For McCaslin, “Blow” is the “natural progression” of a musical endeavour that emerges from the trenches of the most piercing and urgent jazz, infused with rock and alternative, progressive elements, making it his “boldest work.” It’s not surprising that his playing reveals unusual references and connections, as his saxophone can evoke the spirituality of Coltrane as well as the improvised and scorching roar of Pharoah Sanders or the jazz-rock of Michael Brecker. His concerts are a brutal and sophisticated experience, energetic and audacious, intelligent, and expressive, a burst of incendiary solos full of adrenaline, meaning, and emotion, supported by joyful musicians like bassist Lefevre, drummer Antonio Sánchez, and the incredible Jason Lindner, arguably the best keyboardist today.


Donny McCaslin has become one of the most exciting saxophonists in contemporary jazz, with his explosive and unique musical personality that embraces jazz and other styles in a daring and unapologetic manner.

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