Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet featuring Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley & Joel Prime
Alina Bzhezhinska - harp
Tony Kofi - saxophones
Larry Bartley - double bass
Joel Prime - drums/percussion
If you think the harp is for angels then Alina Bzhezhinska and her quartet will set you right. She brings a new perspective to this supposedly dainty instrument, taking the ground-breaking work of Alice Coltrane in the 1960s as a stepping-off point for her own flighty improvisations and sonic adventures.
Capable of high-octane lapel-grabbing statements, she can also create extraordinary lyricism and soul within her own compositions and this versatility and curiosity has marked her out as a pioneer in the field of Jazz Harp.