Friday, May 16th, 2014

Spring 2014 » Marco Eneidi & Cosmic Brujo

4275 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
$15.00 and $10.00 students

Marco Eneidi, sax (Vienna)
Cosmic Brujo, drums (Mexico City)

Musician/composer/alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi and Swiss/Mexican drummer Cosmic Brujo play in a series of solos and duos breathtaking in its originality and visceral energy. Their improvisational approach is so personal, so explosive and so devastating that it makes jazz (and most other music) sound like the archaic language of an ancient people. There's also a gentle side that makes even simple melodies seem radiantly beautiful. Colors circulate, falling high in the order of justice, introducing the metal poetry of what they are saying. Brujo reaches down into the boom boom de-la bam from the red chili in what is essentially the expression of an attitude, or a collection of attitudes, about the world, and only secondarily an attitude about the way music is made. Along with saxophonist Marco Eneidi, the overarching focus of the musicians is to play a wholly improvised, spontaneously created series of works, demonstrating the fertility and expressiveness of free and collective creativity. They use a color palate that transcends the normal order of things, causing the listener to be jolted from their relative comfort, urging them to ruminate on justice and planetary zeitgeist.

Hearing them together, blending improvisation and counterpoint harmony, is likely monitoring an active volcano.

Marco Eneidi

Musician/composer/saxophonist Marco Eneidi has been living in Vienna, Austria
since November 2004 where he is Artistic Director of the  Neu New York/Vienna Institute of Improvised Music, a Free Music workshop/jam session held every Monday night meeting now over 400 consecutive Mondays

While living in NYC and New England during the 1980's and 90’s Marco worked, performed and recorded  with many of the great jazz masters including William Parker, Denis Charles, Don Cherry, Bill Dixon, Jim Pepper and Cecil Taylor. Since moving to Europe recent performances have included the Nickelsdorf, Austria Konfrontationen Festival, London Jazz Festival, Jazzores Festival Azores Portugal, Sibiu Festival as well as  numerous concert halls and clubs in Poland, Italy, Germany and Hungary with many of the leading musicians of today including Roscoe Mitchell, Han Bennink, Paul Lovens, Peter Broetzmann and Tristan Honsinger as well as leading his own groups.
Eneidi holds a Masters degree in composition and has been the Artistic Director of Botticelli Records since 1987.

Cosmic Brujo

Cosmic Brujo is one of the last warriors of the extreme-energy-spirit-music -also known as free jazz, always performing at highest intensity and spiritual awareness. Deeply rooted in the old-school free jazz idiom, he has made it his way of life to maintain this tradition-in-danger-of-extinction with an almost religious approach. Also having witnessed the birth and growth of the grind core/death metal genre and being drawn to it's brutal sonic statement only has made his musical vision more lethal and uncompromising. He was born in Switzerland in 1975. From an early age he was exposed to jazz, mainly bop and free, which had a profound impact on him.

At the age of 14 he stopped eating meat and began playing drums. After a short time drumming he knew that he would get serious about music and studied a few years at the jazz school in Lucerne, Switzerland before becoming a student of Swiss master-percussionist Pierre Favre.

In the year 2001 he moved to Mexico where he has lived/worked ever since.

In 2003 he formed his working band Zero Point together with saxophonist German Bringas and Julio Clavijo on guitar. With this band he has played numerous shows at different venues/festivals all over Mexico as well as recorded for Bringas' Jazzorca Records, his own Dimensional Recordings and Sweden's Ayler Records.

He has performed with such outstanding musicians as Marco Eneidi, Elliott Levin, Peeter Uuskyla, William Parker, Claude Lawrence, Bruno Angeloni, Dennis, Stefan and Aaron Gonzalez and many more. He is still working with Zero Point, D/zazter Ensemble, Onslaught and Antimateria and plays sax-drums duos with Ernesto Martinez, German Bringas and Remi Álvarez as well as having an ongoing musical relationship with Elliott Levin and Marco Eneidi.

Over the years he has played hundreds of shows, from underground hard-core venues, freak holes, festivals to the fancy jazz clubs, as well as having opened gigs for such distinctive acts as Ruins/Japanese New Music Festival, Sweden’s Exploding Customer and Grindcore legends Agathocles.