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Tuesday Evening Season - 29th October, 2013
'Once upon a time there was a girl with an extraordinary voice, who wanted to sing a few songs and, unable to do so without a double bass and a cello, she found the two beautiful madmen… so we ended up playing a few reworked traditional Romanian songs to "tickle" the ear and drive people mad with emotion… and to "tickle" our souls, because everything is based on improvisation, glee, spontaneity and… the energy that we've had from the beginning… this is how we found each other, we, "Tri"…'
In 90 minutes Irina Sârbu and her partners, Adrian Naidin and Ciprian Parghel, gave voice to Romanian folk music with or without words, proving that one can improvise in infinite ways, by using all the vocal and instrumental means they had at their command:
'It is very important to give direction to jazz, which is, to my view, boring at times, we wanted to give depth to it, a more subtle, more elegant and more profound way of feeling, a bit of tears and a bit of laughter - "tears and laughter" are the two extremes of our people. We take what is more beautiful about our people and we try to use them on stage in a wonderful way… This improvisation will not repeat itself, everything is unique, we will have another concert with a different improvisation, a different energy and… we're waiting for you.'
A unique, unconventional and unrepeatable concert given on 29th October, 2013, by the TRI group - Irina Sârbu (voice), Adrian Naidin (cello) and Ciprian Parghel (double bass) - reinterpreting Romanian folklore in a personal way, with humour, enthusiasm, ability and emotion. And the artists' passion was rewarded fittingly by an audience of jazz lovers.
Translated by Irina Bortoi and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest