Brittany Anjou at The Royal Room


The Royal Room
5000 Rainer Ave. S.
Seattle, WA
(206) 906-9920


Sat, December 29, 2018
5:00 pm

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Brittany Anjou has explored Ahmad Jamal to Bikini Kill at the piano on three continents, between roiling original compositions inspired by Bartok, Stravinsky, Red Garland and McCoy Tyner. She returns to her hometown from Kuwait via NYC to debut and release her original compositions for jazz trio. It makes great artistic sense that the title of her first major album and the five-part suite contained within is in Esperanto, the “constructed” international language. Just as Anjou’s English-language title Reciprocal Love becomes Enamiĝo Reciprokataj, so too does the mainstream language of the piano jazz she loves get translated into something strikingly different and psychically original. Serious jazz fans will detect familiar influences in what Anjou calls her “inner trio dialogs.” Anjou’s songs, all originals, comment on the art of the trio even as they bask in its glories. With its minimalist repetitions, free-jazz-meets-Rachmaninoff flourishes and electronic framing, there’s a trippy sense of expansiveness in the music. Somehow, her songs are both dreamlike and bracingly wide-awake. Enamiĝo Reciprokataj (Reciprocal Love) is the first of a trio of albums Anjou plans on releasing....

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