Sirkis/Bialas IQ

Live Act Jazz Melodic modern creative Improvisation World Jazz
Sirkis/Bialas IQ - Jazz Melodic modern creative Improvisation World Jazz Live Act in London

Sirkis/Bialas IQ Short Info

Sirkis/Bialas IQ Listen to the new album on band camp :
https://asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me

featuring:

ASAF SIRKIS (ISR/UK) - DRUMS, COMPOSITIONS

SYLWIA BIALAS (POL/UK) - VOICE, COMPOSITIONS

FRANK HARRISON (UK) - PIANO,KEYBOARDS

KEVIN GLASGOW (SCO/UK) - 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 the Lighthouse trio (ACT), Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Larry Corryel, John Abercrombie, Asaf Sirkis Trio, 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 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 color electro-acoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.The quartet`s latest album „Come To Me“ was released 2014 at the London Jazz Festival and the band has been touring in the UK and Europe since.

COME TO ME - THE NEW ALBUM / LIVE REVIEWS and more infos:

http://www.asafsirkis.com/music/#SIRKIS/BIALAS-IQ

Come To Me has been selected by Mark Sullivan at All About Jazz Website as one of the best albums of 2015!

COME TO ME - PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

“The album consists of ten journeys, they are much more than tracks, which contain many moments of intense yearning, sorrow, happiness and love.“
„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)

“The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet demonstrates how well a vocalist can work as the featured soloist in a quartet. Even better, they make you forget the instrumentation in the beauty and joy of the music they make”

— Mark Sullivan, All about Jazz website

“Come To Me includes excellent compositions and superb performances, turning the entire listening experience into a most pleasing aesthetic adventure.“
„...Intelligent, emotional, moving music of this magnitude is rare in today’s chilling reality of non-culture and gems like this one should be embraced and admired...“
„The entire quartet seems to act as a symbiotic organism, in complete contrast to the usual singer/band circumstances.”

— Adam Baruch, Jazzis Records (ISR)

“THE INVITATION to share in the rarefied, positive atmospheres contained within this debut release from the Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet is tangible from an ensemble who evidently love what they create together.
„... this is no ‘singer plus band’ set-up, but rather a fully integrated quartet whose conception feels unique.“
„`Come To Me` is an outstanding album by all means and hopefully many people around the world will be eventually exposed to it.”

— Adrian Palant, AP Reviews (UK)

“Come To Me is a gentle, sometimes dreamy, poetic album where the empathetic relationship between the playersis a critical and a very evident factor in its success.”

— Ian Maund, sandybrownjazz (UK)

“Come To Me is a rich, melodic jazz/world fusion. All four musicians are eloquent melodists, and the soundscape is warm and wide. The fact that Białas sings the lyrics in Polish makes all the vocals more like pure music for us non-Polish speakers and that adds an attractive lack of specificity to the music.”

— Peter Bacon, The jazzbreakfast (UK)

“The debut album of the Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet captivates almost from the first tones with it`s genuine freshness, created by the four musicians drawing their joy and inspiration from each tone shared among each other. The delicate, pulsating and melodically rich soundscapes from the verge of Jazz, World Music and Progressive Rock, enchant the listener with their wide range of moods and high-class musicality, sensitivity and the brilliance of each of the four musicians.”

— Tomasz Furmanek, Jazz Forum Magazine, Nowy Czas polish magazine (UK/POL)

“This is emotionally-charged music, with each member weaving their own part of a tapestry that when pulled together results in a work of beauty.”

— Peter Madeley, live gig review from the Atena Theatre Wolverhampton (UK)

“There are albums you have to live with for a while to enjoy all the detail and glory they have to offer. Come To Me is just such an album. Come To Me is an inviting experience at any point on the globe.”

— Rob Hudson, Modmove.com

Sirkis/Bialas IQ Listen to the new album on band camp :
https://asafsirkis.bandcamp.com/album/sirkis-bialas-international-quartet-come-to-me

featuring:

ASAF SIRKIS (ISR/UK) - DRUMS, COMPOSITIONS

SYLWIA BIALAS (POL/UK) - VOICE, COMPOSITIONS

FRANK HARRISON (UK) - PIANO,KEYBOARDS

KEVIN GLASGOW (SCO/UK) - 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 the Lighthouse trio (ACT), Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Larry Corryel, John Abercrombie, Asaf Sirkis Trio, and Polish vocalist/composer extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas. The qua...

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Past Gigs Sirkis/Bialas IQ

  • 08 | 2016 ABERJAZZ FESVITAL - WALES, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 08 | 2016 GLASTONBURY JAZZ - GLASTONBURY, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 07 | 2016 FLEECE JAZZ CLUB - STOKE BY NAYLAND, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 07 | 2016 EPPYFEST - STROUD, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 VILLA STRAULI - WINTERTHUR, SWITZ Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 TANGENTE - ESCHEN, LIECHTENSTEIN Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 PORGY & BESS (TBC) - VIENNA, AUS Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 THE ALEX - FELIXSTOWE, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 CALSTOCK ARTS CENTRE - CALSTOCK, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 THE BANCOURT HOTEL - TORQUAY, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 THE BOSUNS - ST. AUSTELL, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 ST. IVES JAZZ CLUB - ST. IVES, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 THE BEAVER INN - APPLEDORE, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 OLIVERS MUSIC VENUE & WINE BAR - LONDON, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 THE RED LION - BIRMINGHAM, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 THE GOODFELLOWSHIP INN - HULL, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 HEN & CHICKEN, BRISTOL, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 05 | 2016 THE BONINGTON THEATRE - NOTTINGHAM, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 02 | 2016 TA BOUCHE - ELY, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour
  • 01 | 2016 ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE, SHORHAM-BY-SEA, UK Sirkis/Bialas IQ on Tour

Discography Sirkis/Bialas IQ

  • 2014 COME TO ME Album | STONEDBIRD PRODUCTIONS

Media

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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Asaf Sirkis drummer/composer/band co-leader
  • Sylwia Bialas singer/composer/ band co-leader
  • Frank Harrison piano player/keyboard player
  • Kevin Glasgow bass player