Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers
Vocalist Brigitte Beraha has been a regular visitor to Wakefield Jazz with her unique brand of melodic abstraction. Her new band features the excellent pianist Alcyona Mick.
Brigitte Beraha’s early incarnation of ‘Lucid Dreamers’ premiered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as a trio with the ‘inventive’ George Crowley (Melt Yourself Down, Yazz Ahmed) and the ‘high energy and powerful’ Tim Giles (Nostalgia 77, Iain Ballamy) in November 2019 as part of the London Jazz Festival, with music written by Brigitte, inspired by the industrial world that we live in. Now extended to a quartet with ‘world class’ Alcyona Mick (Natacha Atlas) on piano, the quartet released their debut album ‘Lucid Dreamers’ on Let Me Out Records in July 2020 and just recorded their second album due for release later in the year. The original music – with or without lyrics – is both melodic and abstract. It draws from the jazz, folk, contemporary classical and electronic worlds, with atmospheric and open improvisations, exciting grooves and impactful stillness.
Brigitte Beraha – voice/electronics
George Crowley – tenor sax/clarinets/electronics
Alcyona Mick – piano/synth
Tim Giles – drums/electronics
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