Tuesday 22nd June 2021
£30.00 - £40.00
Line-up: ELINA DUNI vocals; ROB LUFT guitar; FRED THOMAS piano, drums
Elina and Rob perform their first album together on ECM - 'Lost Ships'
“This has to be one of the most inspired musical unions in ECM’s recent history.” - ★★★★★ Mike Gates, UK Vibe
“Duni & Luft’s new ECM album together finds them pushing each other to new heights of creativity and musicianship.” - ★★★★ Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise Magazine
"This collection of songs has an emotional force and atmosphere all of its own.” John Arnett, London Jazz News
Elina Duni is a Swiss-Albanian singer. Having been signed to ECM Records since 2012, her hallmark combination of traditional Albanian folk songs and jazz has lead to worldwide critical acclaim. For this, her fourth album on ECM, entitled “Lost Ships” (released November 2020), she is joined by guitarist and BBC New Generation Artist Rob Luft, one of the rising stars of London's flourishing contemporary jazz scene. Luft's playing incorporates echoes of West African high-life, Celtic folk and textural minimalism. His joyously original sound finds an ideal counterpart in Elina Duni's vocals. Together, they take us on a journey through timeless folk songs which still resonate so truly today, as well as playing their co-written original material about contemporary issues facing us all.
The duo invites multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas to complete the line-up on piano and drums. His distinctive combination of tonal richness and delicacy adds a subtle colour to the project.