It’s not been long since a pianist with the Sardinian mask that looks like an antelope suddenly stepped into public.
The rumours were numerous: Who is the person behind the mask? Nils Frahm, who got credited on LAMBERT’s debut album? Or Bonaparte, just because he put out their records on the same label. And wasn’t Bonaparte wearing a mask himself earlier on?
Until this very day, we don’t know much more about LAMBERT. Some say, he was born in Hamburg, Germany. He’s been playing piano since he was a child and even studied this instrument later on, others say.
Additionally one might add, he seems to know a lot of musicians, in fact he puts out reworks of other artists on a weekly basis almost. Versions of José Gonzalez, Phoenix, Boy, Moderat, to name a few.
This can’t be mere coincidence, can it?
LAMBERT‘s piano is moving from Satie-esque moments over modal jazz towards grand, romantic pop moments. Touring his debut album saw him play stages from small clubs to big jazz festivals, from Berlin to Paris and with the likes of Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, José González and others.
On September 4, 2015 he released his second album, Stay In The Dark – the legend tells he recorded the tracks in complete darkness.
Tickets £7.50 +bf adv.
Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ