Time Ahead – Guitar-Improvisations with Mehmet Ergin & Tilman Hübner.
With their improvisations the guitarists Mehmet Ergin and Tilman Hübner light a firework of ideas. With meditative and eruptive cascades of sound they delight their audience. Each tone is created in the moment – there is no musical agreement, no note is arranged or composed. Tension and charm of their guitar music emerge from completely different musical personalities: Mehmet has his musical roots in jazz and world music, Tilman comes from the classical disciplines and Minimal Music.
Mehmet Ergin / Martin Gjakonovski - Duo
Martin is considered to be one of the most prominent bass players in Europe. He studied double bass at the Cologne University of Music and worked with diverse jazz artists and the Frankfurt Jazz Big Band.
With musicians such as Roman Schwaller, Andy Middleton, Tony Lakatos and Charlie Mariano, he was on the major European festivals, such as in Zagreb, Brussels, Bilbao, Krakow and Leverkusen.
Martin played on more than eighty jazz and world music CDs, among others with Dusko Goykovich, Paul Kuhn, Nicolas Simion, Antonio Faraò / Bob Berg, Michael Sagmeister, Anke Helfrich, Torsten Goods, Ferenc Snétberger, Dejan Terzic European Assembly, Claudius Valk Trio, Ratko Zjaca, Simone Zanchini and Adam Nussbaum.
Mehmet Ergin / Zoltan Lantos - Duo
Zoltán Lantos is a violinist who is at home in musical cultures from across the globe. He appeared on the Eastern-European jazz scene while studying at the Music Academy in his hometown, Budapest. Shortly after earning his degree in classical violin, he traveled to India to study classical Indian music. There he discovered the focal point of his musical life: the experience of existing in a living moment, the art of improvisation.
He found his own language by blending Hungarian and classical traditions with Eastern music and contemporary European jazz.
Over the years Lantos has been working and recording with artists like Ferenc Snétberger, Kornél Horváth, László Dés, Márta Sebestyén, Mihály Dresch, Gábor Juhász, Zsolt Kaltenecker from his native Hungary as well as Charlie Mariano, Dhafer Youssef, Palle Mikkelborg, Ramesh Shotham, Nicolas Simion, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Urna Chahartugchi and many others.
On stage he performed with Loreena McKennitt, Al DiMeola, Larry Corryell, Didier Lockwood, Paolo Fresu, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Steve Coleman, George Brooks, Trilok Gurtu, Nils Petter Molvaer and Eivind Aarset.