About the project

Toms Rudzinskis’ new project ABYSS invites listeners on a musical journey of self-discovery

Heavily rhythmic and melodic, incorporating the improvised and unexpected, bending the jazz, classical and rock influences of band members, united by one of Baltics’ lading jazz saxophone players and composers Toms Rudzinskis, ABYSS plays a fusion of avant-garde and jazz exploring the possibilities of electronics.

Having stirred the Berlin underground Jazz and Improvised music scene, the project brings together some of the most exciting and fresh faces from Jazz in Europe, a treat for Jazz and improvised music as well as all music lovers alike. The quintet paints their musical journey with expressive strokes, intense, collaborative improvisation and epic yet intricate live sound, stepping out of the jazz club and on to the festival stage.

Inspired by mythologists Campbell’s “hero with thousand faces” and Jung’s collective subconsciousness theory, Rudzinskis’ original music, written for the specific musicians and their musical influences, is connected with the thread of a contemporary person’s search for answers. A journey through the abyss of not knowing towards the discovery of understanding and meaning, it is musical storytelling at its best.

ABYSS debut recording will be recorded
November 2019 at Birdland studios, Berlin.

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Toms Rudzinskis (Latvia), saxophone, compositions
Igor Osypov (Ukraine), electric guitar
Povel Widestrand (Sweden), keyboards
Tom Berkmann (Germany), electric bass
Fabian Rösch (Germany), drums

Live at Funkhaus Berlin

Live at Side Ways Series

Photo: Mari Poller  |  Video: Kate Elpo

Live at Donau115

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A fragment from #ABYSSTomsRudzinskis @Dounau115 last week 💥

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Few moments from #ABYSSTomsRudzinskis gig last Saturday @Donau115 💥

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Live at Riga Festival 2019

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Thank you all who came out to ABYSS @Rigas_Svetki show 🙌 It was a pleasure to play at my hometown and do it with great musicians and friends of mine 🎹 @povelwidestrand🎸 @arne_braun 🎻 @josh_ginsburg – Happy Birthday, Josh! – 🥁 #fabianrösch. Hope to return next year when ABYSS album will see the daylight! Thanks to @Rigas_Svetki for the opportunity, “I Did It” Society, esp @LieneRacevska, for organizing, the sound and lighting technicians for the great projections and our camerawomen @elinalieljukse! Looking forward to the audio and video recording 🙌 Photos by @Rigas_Svetki. Thanks to @BalticFlute for the first epic cosmos projection photo capture. #jazzsax #jazzsaxophone #jazz🎷 #balticjazz #jazzinberlin #livemusic #livejazz #jazzmusic #jazzconcert #jazzgig #jazzjam #selmer #rigottireeds #gottsu #jazzdrums #jazzguitar #jazzbass #jazzpiano #jazzsolo #tomsrudzinskis #musicfestival #joshginsburg #povelwidestrand #arnebraun #rigassvetki #rigassvetki2019 #jazzphotos #jazzmusicians #balticjazz

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