Saturday, 27 Oct. 2012 / Musical Theater Basel
Best of Jazz
Art moves us when artists share a part of their lives in it. «Art is always a risk», Mani Matter once said; If you aren’t ready to take that risk, you have nothing to say. Herbie Hancock and Melody Gardot are great artists, because they are on a constant journey. Hancock has not stopped for the past five decades; Gardot for one. Both are jazz artists, but they fearlessly transcend genre boundaries in their quest to find something that has never been heard before. Both artists want to share a piece of themselves in their music as they reach out to the listener, keeping it simple, yet creating great art, with all of the risk.