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Sirkis/Bialas IQ live at Planet Drum

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St Mary Magdalene Church (the Crypt)

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The Sirkis/Bialas IQ


Asaf Sirkis - drums/percussion/konnakol

Sylwia Bialas - vocals/waterphone

Frank Harrison - piano/keyboards

Kevin Glasgow - electric bass


The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet is a fresh new collaboration between Israeli UK-resident
drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis, known for his work with Jacob Collier, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Larry Corryel, John Abercrombie and Polish vocalist/composer extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas.
The quartet features London based, scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, and the acclaimed
Frank Harrison on piano and keyboards (UK).
With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, this band celebrates original music from both collaborators, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics – from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between. Expect soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full colour electroacoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.
The quartet`s first album „Come To Me“ was selected as best of 2015 at the All About Jazz website by several reviewers.

The quartet will be playing materials from from their forthcoming double album 'Our New Earth' which will be released on Moonjune records later in 2019.



Press quotes:


„The music is highly emotional, with long-limbed melodies that unfold slowly, encircling the sound stage. Time stops for the duration as the music uncovers multiple layers of meaning“
„The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet has a sound all its own, despite having influences from all over the world. This sound is one of beauty, love and hope...“
Budd Kopman, All About Jazz (USA) *****


„Come To Me, is a true tour-de-force of musicianship and innovation.“
„...this is what music is all about: colorful, infinitely creative, and full of heartfelt, emotional intensity. Each musician is such a talent unto themselves that when playing together you cannot help but feel completely transported to a better place while you listen.“ „This album is truly magnificent! …a musical experience without peer!“
„COME TO ME" IS A MASTERPIECE!“
John Prichard, Jazz-Rock.com (USA) *****


„Come To Me is more than merely a fine vocal jazz album, since like other singers such as Norma Winstone, Bialas uses her voice as an instrument and not just as a means of expressing lyrics, whilst her colleagues provide sumptuously arranged and executed music.“
Roger Farbey, All About Jazz (UK)****


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