Seppe Gebruers - album release of Playing with Standards
The always inventive pianist Seppe Gebruers presents his album Playing with Standards (el NEGOCITO Records). For this he brings no less than two pianos tuned in quarter tones. He sets to work with well-known songs such as jazz standards and folk songs.
Does he play with the songs or do the songs play with him? Gebruers creates a tension between the recognizable (or the memory of the songs) and the alienation caused by the quarter-tone pianos. This change of context gives the songs their own character, experience and sensation. In this process, Gebruers invites the audience to listen with brand new ears and reflect on the future of our memories.
Natashia Kelly - Songs as a reflection of time
The Belgian-Irish singer Natashia Kelly has slalomed between trance, improvisation and poetry in recent years. For her latest album (W.E.R.F. Records) she draws inspiration from poets like Rilke and Yeats, who more than a century ago gave words to issues surrounding man and nature. In a changing zeitgeist, Kelly is looking for hope, accompanied by absolute heavyweights from Belgian jazz.
Natashia Kelly: ‘Dear Darkening Ground’
Natashia Kelly (voice), Ruben Machtelinckx (guitar), Nicola Andrioli (piano), Yannick Peeters (double bass), Dré Pallemaerts (drums)
Dear Darkening Ground: the project
More than a century ago, poets such as Rilke and Yeats wrote about the place of man in nature: will humans continue to be part of it, or will gain weigh in? Words that now turn out to be prophetic. It motivated Kelly to work with lyrics that reflect a changing zeitgeist. They warning of the danger that a faulty relationship between humans and nature can mean. But they also want to sound hopeful: things can also be done differently.
Ruben Machtelinckx is one of our most fascinating guitarists and is on the cusp between improvisation and contemporary experimentation. Pianist Nicola Andrioli played alongside Philip Catherine and is a master of lyricism. Bassist Yannick Peeters impressed with her international dream project GingerBlackGinger and Dré Pallemaerts is simply an indispensable link within Belgian music all the way. This music with forays into pop and folk goes straight to the heart.
a JazzLab Tour
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