The must tours of belgian jazz with an annual programming of nine anthologies.
Every season, from October to May, Les Lundis d'Hortense organises many concerts which highlights the richness and quality of a rapidly growing Belgian jazz scene. Thanks to the Jazz Tour, 9 different bands are selected every year to tour twenty or so jazz clubs and cultural centers throughout Brussels, Wallonia and the north of France. From year to year, the Jazz Tour grows bigger and livelier with more and more partners and concerts.
Diederik Wissels piano, synthesizer, loops
Nicolas Kummert saxophone tenor
Thibault Dille accordion
Victor Foulon double bass
With his new project "Pasarela", Diederik Wissels brings us an intimate and impressionist piece which defines him. His compositions, moving and melancholy, always remain melodic. His music, with its myriads of poetic nuances, reaches a much wider audience than just jazz aficionados.
CD ‘Pasarela’ (Igloo Records - 2017)
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Antoine Pierre drums
Jean-Paul Estiévenart trumpet
Bert Cools guitar
except on 07/04: Fréd Malempré percussions
Félix Zurstrassen electric bass
Bram De Looze piano on 30/04
Fabian Fiorini piano on 20, 22, 23, 24/03 and 07/04
Jozef Dumoulin piano on 28 and 29/03
Pascal Mohy piano on 03 and 05/04
Antoine Pierre, a staple of jazz in Belgium, is powerfully back with a second hypnotic album. His music, fed by the virtuosity and invention of the instrumentalists, is permeated by the communication and sharing of the soloists, to deliver pure moments of creative joy.
The tracks on the new release, "Sketches of Nowhere", mark a bold new step for Urbex: the atmosphere is more hypnotic. Bram Delooze’s acoustic piano melts into the electrifying effects of Bert Cools. Félix Zurstrassen is still the pillar of the group around which all the lines of force converge. But his bass riffs have become more groovy and lively, with the characteristic impacts of electronic music. Jean-Paul Estiévenart’s trumpet adds, once again, a stubborn and powerful dimension to the overall sound of the group. He offers the cries, tears and laughter of Antoine’s music.
The compositions of Sketches Of Nowhere are also more open: they are contained by the rhythm section and the harmonic focus, but leave plenty of room for change and global creativity as individual. They can be played in one hundred possible versions, according to the unfathomable and unpredictable parameters of the present moment. Volumes and dynamics are in perpetual motion; the group's cohesion is constantly put to the test in this triumphant exercise of listening and feeling. The public attends moments of pure creation that transcend the custom of the solo to make it collective ...
New CD ‘Sketches Of Nowhere’ (Igloo Records - April 2018)
Peter Delannoye trombone
Toni Vitacolonna drums, soundscapes
Steven Delannoye saxophone
David Thomaere piano
Janos Bruneel double bass, electric bass
The musicians in DelVita, sound magicians, are presenting their second album. Inspired by Radiohead, Wayne Shorter, Kurt Rosenwinkel and electronic music, their repertoire goes beyond the jazz confines to deliver an eclectic jazz, a unique and explosive sound.
The Belgian band DelVita is known for infusing their acoustic sound with the skank and energy of electronic music, while still using jazz as a get-out clause. The result is unlike anything you’ve heard before. In this project, the soundbrewing brothers are entering a new kosmos. Their carefully crafted compositions strive for an interesting mix of upbeat alt-rock while at the same time keeping a slow sonic intensity that recalls Radiohead. Their music is inspired by Wayne Shorter and relies on concepts developed by their former collaborator Kurt Rosenwinkel. This makes for an explosive style that doesn’t shy away from intimate and minimalistic moments. From raving acoustic beats to nuanced ensemble-playing, the brothers were able to create a unique soundscape varying from giant scenery to the smallest microcosm.
New CD ‘Abyss’ (Autoproduction / Outhere Distribution - May 2018)
Fred Delplancq saxophone
Vincent Bruyninckx piano
Giuseppe Millaci contrabas
Toon Van Dionant drums
After a ten-year long hyatus, saxophonist Fred Delplancq is back with his new album "Horizons", a personal opus, enriched by a touching "Letting go". His quartet develops a bewitching energy and powerful sound. To discover (all over again)!
CD ‘Horizons’ (Hypnote Records - November 2017)