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Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn

Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014

While I sadly missed the first concert in 2014 in the "Jazz in Narodni dom" (Jazz v Narodnem domu) series (was babysitting my son while my wife, professional violinist and a big fan of Iva Bittová, went to enjoy that one), I was sure I won't miss the second one - Abraxas, Shanir Blumenkranz's band consisting of seasoned international / NY musicians.

Abraxas are Shanir Blumenkranz on sintir (also known as Guembri, Gimbri or Hejhouj - "three stringed skin-covered bass plucked lute used by the Gnawa people" as Wikipedia states), with two guitarists - Aram Bajakian (saw him rocking with late Lou Reed in 2012, but he also performed/recorded with Diana Krall, Yusef Lateef, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, James Carter, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Sean Lennon, and many more) and Eyal Maoz (Israeli-born American guitarist, bandleader, solo performer and composer) - and a drummer Kenny Grohowski (Lonnie Plaxico, Felix Pastorious, Secret chiefs 3).

They gave us a very interesting and a very loud night of John Zorn's music, who was described by Down Beat as "one of our most important composers". You can find much more about this legendary and very productive "avant-garde composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, klezmer, soundtrack, ambient and improvised music" at related Wikipedia article.

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Eyal Maoz (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Eyal Maoz (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Shanir Blumenkranz' Abraxas plays John Zorn @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Aram Bajakian (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 <em>Photo: © Saša Huzjak</em>

Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) @ Narodni dom Maribor, Mali oder, Maribor (Slovenia), 08/02/2014 Photo: © Saša Huzjak

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