Video Exclusive: Zhenya Strigalev Never Group take Glen Miller to the edge with ‘In The Mood Redux’


Jazzwise is proud to present a brand new video from renowned Russian-born saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev and his Never Group trio, here featuring bassist Michael Janisch and drummer Marc Ayza, who have unleashed a wild and wonderful take on the Glen Miller classic 'In The Mood'. Turning the tune inside out with Moog-style effects on his sax alongside Janisch's trippy walking bass and Ayza's frenetic drums this is typical of the band's irreverent humour and on-the-edge electronica fusion style.

Strigalev will be appearing with a new high calibre incarnation of this band as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival consisting of in-demand UK pianist IvoNeame (Phronesis), top US drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Tarus Mateen (rhythm section for Jason Moran's The Bandwagon), all appearing at Zigfrid Von Underbelly, London on 13 November. Never Group will be touring the UK again next March as well as performing dates in Russia early in the new year.

– Mike Flynn

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