Mirko Guerrini Horizontal Quartet

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Song 1 – Written by Mirko Guerrini – Performed live at the JazzLab, Melbourne, Australia. March 2019
5 December – Written by Mirko Guerrini – Performed live at the JazzLab, Melbourne Australia. March 2019

Since Mirko Guerrini arrived in Melbourne from Italy in 2013, he has had the chance to meet and play with some of the most outstanding Australian musicians.

Bassist, Tamara Murphy is one of the first bass players Guerrini played with, and he was immediately taken her “approach and heavy groove without any compromise with the melodic content since the first note”.

Niko Schauble is Guerrini’s most solid musical relationship in Australia. His incredible flexibility and knowledge ofthe drums, makes interplay easy and rewarding.

Andrea Keller is one of Australia’s most regarded pianists, renowned for intelligent melodic development and purity of sound.

In Mirko’s words, “this band is everything about melody. Horizontality as the main musical approach. You will hear all original music, mostly written exclusively for this band, where the fourplayers are treated like single voices, part of a polyphonic ensemble. Harmonic content is createdby the horizontal movement of the voices, and the high degree of interaction between the fourmusicians will blend everything together”.

Mirko Guerrini on saxophones and compositions, Andrea Keller on piano, Tamara Murphy on double bass, Niko Schauble on drums.