DJABE & STEVE HACKETT PROJECT
Guitarist Steve Hackett, member of Genesis, one of the most influential rock band of all time, has a friendship of 20 years with Djabe founder Attila Égerházi. Since 2003 Steve actively participates on Djabe’s live shows and albums as a guest musician. In the last 3 years 4 joint releases made reality and acclaimed global success for the unique line-up: Steve Hackett & Djabe: Summer Storms And Rocking Rivers (2017), Djabe & Steve Hackett: Life Is A Journey – The Sardinia Tapes (2017), Djabe & Steve Hackett: Life Is A Journey – The Budapest Live Tapes (2018) and Djabe & Steve Hackett: Back To Sardinia (2019) are all global releases by the famous Cherry Red Records, England.
In 2016 Steve and Djabe traveled to Sardinia and built a temporary recording studio in the neighborhood of the 1000-year old Nostra Signora di Tergu cathedral to do a 3-day improvised session. These sessions were inspired by the beauty and culture of the island, recorded onto 24-track analogue tapes, constructed and produced into compositions by Tamás Barabás, bass guitarist, composer and sound engineer, in Hungary after the trip. The Life Is A Journey – The Sardinia Tapes album breaks down genre walls between progressive rock, jazz and world music, and can be characterized as “instrumental progressive rock”.
After releasing Life Is A Journey – The Budapest Live Tapes (2018), recorded at the 2017 album premiere, Djabe returned to Sardinia in July 2019 and made a sequel. This time Steve did his parts in Budapest while on tour with the Djabe & Steve Hackett line-up in August 2019. This album, Djabe & Steve Hackett: Back To Sardinia released in December 2019 on CD/DVD, 2LP and 4-track reel-to-reel, and available for download and streaming.
On the Djabe & Steve Hackett 2021 Tour they will play plenty of compositions from the Sardinian albums, but as always Genesis, Steve Hackett and Djabe classics will also be performed.
The formation brings an amalgam of styles: jazz, world music and progressive rock elements are all there, made into a real unique musical experience, both per composition and as a whole set.
There will be no tables in the concert hall this night. The seats may be occupied upon arrival.
Steve Hackett – guitar, vocal
Tamás Barabás – bass
Attila Égerházi – guitar, percussion
János Nagy – keyboards
Áron Koós-Hutás – trumpet, flugelhorn
Péter Kaszás – drums, vocal