Lionel Beuvens, 31, is one of our finest
drummers, having provided rhythm on
numerous releases for other people. He
has also played in many bands, including
that of Fabrice Alleman. So he thought it was time to put his name first on the cover of an album. That album is “Trinité”, with nothing but his own compositions that are subtle, elegant, varied but that are all marked by the same pursuit of atmosphere and colour. Influences? The work of John Coltrane and Steve Coleman, the swing of Count Basie or Erroll Garner, the simplicity of pop rock, the rhythms of
Africa, Latino jazz, Bach and Radiohead…
An alchemy that creates music of gold,
carried by musicians that play impeccably.
Frenchman Brice Soniano and the
Belgian Lionel Beuvens weave a fine web
on which the two Finns, pianist Alexi Tuomarila and trumpet-player Kalevi Louhivori, can play. It’s quite simply beautiful.
There are still no other words to be used.
(Belgian Jazz Meeting 2013 - JCV)