jazz concert with Lucian Ban and Abraham Burton


May 29, 2018


Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban and American tenor saxophonist Abraham Burton present blacksalt, a unique jazz amalgamation of Transylvanian and Belizean folk, improvisations and original compositions informed by the twin tradition of jazz and European folk & chamber music.

Their collaboration began in New York in powerhouse ELEVATION 4tet featuring drummer Eric McPherson & bassist John Hebert and the music has been called a triumph of emotional and musical communication” by Al l About Jazz. Their latest album Songs From Afar (Sunnyside) received 5* stars in Downbeat and was named a DOWNBEAT BEST ALBUM OF 2016. BLACKSALT has performed from Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center in NYC to Paris to Eastern Europe and countless more venues bringing together two traditions, two musical worlds, and many musical elements in a unique identity that truly spans continents and styles.