On the pulse of our metropolis, the song bursts through the Brussels kaleidoscope. It is the home city of this creative band, who swirl around singer and musician Sara Moonen. The Whocat palette is as vibrant as the Brussels spectrum. Through the ‘All Good’ melodies we can hear echoes of the positive message, ‘it’s all good in the brother-and-sisterhood’: it’s an ode to a society boasting diversity! ‘All Good’ is an absolute feel-fine track, viewed through the lenses of director Iwona Pom and cameraman Bert Minnen.
After France and Germany, the new project of Tom Bourgeois ‘Murmures’ will be presented in Brussels at the Jazzstation on the 20st of October.
Broché – Pirotton – Cirri
Kartinka Kартинка (Pictures at an exhibition)
11 October 2018 8:30 PM
Cellule 133 – Avenue Ducpétiaux 133 A – 1060 Saint-Gilles
Cécile Broché : electric violin & voice
Jacques Pirotton : guitar
Antoine Cirri : drums & electronics
Moussorgski’s originals, orchestrated in time by Maurice Ravel, find here a brilliant and contemporary outlook.
Don´t miss out on the opportunity to listen to CLOSE UP 5 latest album ‘Instants’ at Le Rideau Rouge, Lasnes on the 30th of November.
Five musicians, some from spheres apart, unite for this new project of Claude Evence Janssens, a musical creation where lyricism and fantasy prevail.
Aside from catchy tracks like “Jasm” or “Il y a des soirs”, built on an almost linear framework, most of the pieces are tightly composed and full of surprising twists. The album is a succession of stories, told in ten sequences, where each musician exchanges points of view, to the rhythm of occasionally astonishing detours (“Walking Through The Flow”, “Dancing Among The Crowd” or the excellent “Vagues”)
Like the opening credits to a film, the album gets underway with a luminous blues –slightly reminiscent of Gershwin- before embarking us on what proves to be a refreshing road-movie. For, not content with exploring just one region of jazz, the group gives us whiffs of other fragrances, Latin, Argentine, Hispanic and even Slav.
The trumpet of Michel Paré, now bright, now mellow, weaves itself artfully in between the trombone or bass clarinet lines of Claude Evence Janssens who instills subtle atmospheres tinged with mystery, lyricism, nostalgia and the occasional fever (“Hymn To Lost Causes, for example). On piano, Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven brings a classical element which gives arresting counterpoint to the themes or, on the contrary, marries itself with grace and elegance to the sinuous song of the clarinet. Also noteworthy is the excellent work of double bass-player Félix Zurtrassen (a magnificent solo in “Vagues”) who ensures with Jérôme Baudart (on drums) a stable and very effective rhythmic backing.
With this album, Close Up 5 has fun picking buds from diverse musical fields and arranging them in a sweetly perfumed, coherent and very personal bouquet.
Translated by Jeffrey Grice
Release Date : May 5, 2017
Transcontinental Groove – Burkina Faso – Belgium
New Album info – tour – music streaming – videos : http://www.afrikanprotokol.be/pro
So What? Productions will participate at jazzahead! and introduce new releases to the international market.
27– 30. April 2017 Messe Bremen – Germany
Let’s meet STAND 6D02.
jazzahead! is an exhibition and meeting point for the international jazz scene. Since its premiere in 2006, the event has enriched the regional and national cultural scene with its high quality and diverse jazz as well as with international flair.
NEW – vinyl and digital only To listen
10 years recording live – Zephyrus records
More than 10 years already, Hijaz, an instrumental Arabic jazz combo, is searching for the perfect symbiosis between Mediterranean warmth, polyrhythmic structures and musical virtuosity. In a tight formation of four core musicians, Hijaz captured the magic of the moment during two live sessions in Brussels and Antwerp. The result of those recordings is an album celebrating the 10 years of existence of the band. The album consists of new and old material and will be released on the 31st of March 2017, exclusively on vinyl.
After Dunes (2008), Chemsi (2011) and Nahadin (2014), Hijaz developed a very personal musical language where Arabic scales refer to the Tunisian roots of oud player Moufadhel Adhoum, and where the assymetric grooves find their roots in the Greek origin of piano player Niko Deman. It is the dialogue between piano and oud that lays the foundations of the music, supported by percussion and double bass, occasionally enriched with flute.
So What? Productions will represent the artists of his roaster at Babel Med, Marseille – booth 1 – Wallonie Bruxelles.
Just before the arrival of Spring, Babel Med Music opens the doors of its international market and its programme of concerts dedicated to world music and jazz