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  Saturday November 30, 2002
FRENCH TRUMPET PLAYER ERIC LE LANN MEETS THE MICHEL HERR TRIO
French trumpet player Eric LE LANN has recently played with pianist Michel HERR in a concert at the Brussels Music Village with Jos MACHTEL (b, NL) and Dré PALLEMAERTS (drums).


  Saturday November 30, 2002
A EUROPEAN QUARTET WITH STEVE HOUBEN IN VIETNAM
Saxophone and flute player Steve HOUBEN is a member of a European quartet which currently appears in Hanoï (Vietnam). The band also includes Emil VIKLICKY (p, Czech Rep.), Chris Minh DOKY (b., Denmark) et Aldo ROMANO (drs, Italy).


  Saturday November 30, 2002
SAXOPHONIST ERWIN VANN ON A NEW ERIC VAN DER WESTEN CD
Saxophonist Erwin VANN appears on "Rush Hour" (EWM Music), a new CD of Dutch bassist Eric VAN DER WESTEN with his band "Quadrant".


  Thursday November 28, 2002
BARBARA WIERNIK PAYS A TRIBUTE TO JONI MITCHELL
Travelling Joni Mitchell is the name of a new project by singer Barbara WIERNIK, with Bette CRYNS (guitar), Michel HATZIGEORGIOU (bass) and Michel SEBA (percussion).
First appearance on Dec. 7, 2002 at the Studio Athanor in Brussels.
Besides, we learn that in the future, the duo Barbara had with Jozef DUMOULIN should be modified into in duo with pianist Nathalie LORIERS.


  Thursday November 28, 2002
NEW CD OF GUITARISTS FRANKIE ROSE AND DANIEL MIRANDA : "RENCONTRE"
Guitarists Frankie ROSE and Daniel MIRANDA (from Brazil ) have a cd out, titled "Rencontre", with original material by Miranda and Rose as well as a selection of other songs.
A tour will take place in January on the occasion of the release of the album, on which one can also hear Perry ROSE (voc.), Osvaldo HERNANDEZ (percussion ) and David NUNEZ (violin).


  Wednesday November 27, 2002
"FOUR" : GUITARIST MARCO LOCURCIO's NEW QUARTET WILL HAVE A FIRST ALBUM IN MARCH 2003
FOUR, the new quartet of guitarist Marco LOCURCIO will have a first album out in March 2003 on the MOGNO label, with Nicolas KUMMERT (sax), Jacques PILI (el. b.) and Lieven VENKEN (drs).


  Wednesday November 27, 2002
NEW CD OF ALTO SAXOPHONIST STÉPHANE MERCIER : "SAFE & SOUND IN LONG ISLAND CITY"
Alto saxophonist Stéphane MERCIER, who recently returned to Europe after staying in New York for a few years, recorded an album before leaving the US, with : Nicolas THYS (b), Daniel JODOCY (drs) and Ryan SCOTT (gt). The album, recorded at home, is now available under the title "Safe and sound in Long Island City" (Crea-son OR 002).


  Tuesday November 26, 2002
NEW ON-LINE : LISTEN TO PHILIPPE BARON's JAZZ SHOW ON RTBF's MUSIQUE 3
It is now possible to listen to "Jazz", Philippe BARON's jazz show on RTBF radio "Musique 3", in an on-line version on the RTBF web site. Wherever you are on the planet, you can now follow this daily program in real time, thanks to MP3 streaming, as long as you have the appropriate software to hear it. As far as we are concerned, RealPlayer did the job, but there are other players on every platform which can do it, too.
To try out this new service, go to this page, scroll down, select your modem speed with a mouse click, et voila, you are connected.
"Jazz" is on the air at 18:15 (Brussels time), Monday trough Friday.


  Sunday November 24, 2002
JAZZ PHOTOS BY JOS L. KNAEPEN IN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE AND ON VARIOUS WEB SITES
The Belgian photographer Jos L. KNAEPEN has a picture published in the US magazine Down Beat (November issue). It is Wallace RONEY during the first ever Down Beat Blindfold Test outside the USA, a shot taken during the North Sea Jazz Festival last July. Another picture, of Joe ZAWINUL, taken during his 70th Birthday Celebration at the Leverkusener Jazztage, Germany, will be published in Down Beat in the coming months.
Many photos by Jos are also visible on important jazz sites, such as : Allaboutjazz.com and Jazzreview.com.


  Sunday November 24, 2002
BASSIST CHRISTOPHE DEVISSCHER IN THE BAND THAT WON THE "FRAZZ CROSSOVER COMPETITION" (NL)
Bassist Christophe DEVISSCHER informs us that he played with the Mike ROELOFS Quartet, featuring Mike ROELOFS (Holland - piano), Frank SACKENHEIM (Germany - tenor sax), Jonas BURGWINKEL (Germany - drums), the band that has won the Frazz Crossover Competition, held in Leeuwarden (northern Holland) last weekend.
The new trio TRIX, led by Christophe DEVISSCHER, featuring Bart VAN CAENEGEM (piano) and Jonas BURGWINKEL (drums, replacing Dutch drummer Geert ROELOFS), also made it to the finals of the same competition.


  Saturday November 23, 2002
IGLOO REISSUES ON CD ARNOULD MASSART's "THREE TO GET READY" ALBUM (1984/85)
The Igloo label has reissued a trio album of pianist Arnould MASSART, titled " Three to Get Ready", recorded in 1984/85 with bassist Philippe AERTS and drummer Philippe MOBERS. Three previously unreleased tracks have been added to the material coming from the original LP.


  Saturday November 23, 2002
OLIVIER COLLETTE HAS FORMED A NEW QUARTET
Pianist/composer Olivier COLLETTE has formed a new quartet with Bart DEFOORT (sax), Bart DE NOLF (bass) and Jan DE HAAS (drs).


  Saturday November 23, 2002
PANTA RHEI : A WORLD MUSIC BAND WITH A.O. STEVE HOUBEN : NEW CD "STRIDES"
The Belgian band "Panta Rhei" presents its original renditions of folk music from Europe, and a few original compositions. Some of the musicians also have a jazz background : saxophonist/flute player Steve HOUBEN, percussionnist Stephan POUGIN and bassist Arne VAN DONGEN. The group has a new album out, titled "Strides" (Wild Boar Music). It is not jazz, but if you are interested in world music with a prospective and evolutive approach, check their web site for more infos on this record.


  Thursday November 21, 2002
BART DEFOORT : NEW ALBUM PROJECT
Saxophonist Bart DEFOORT will record a second C.D. under his name (after "MOVING" in '97) with new compositions for the "WERF" label in May 2003 after playing 14 concerts (Jazzlab-series).
It's a new quartet with Hans VAN OOST (guitar), Bart DE NOLF (bass) and Jan DE HAAS(drums).


  Thursday November 21, 2002
A NEW CD OF THE "SCORA QUARTET" WITH A.O. DIRK SCHREURS
The Scora Quartet featuring a.o. jazzpianist Dirk SCHREURS, has released "Berlin, Sinfonie der GroBstadt", a new CD containing the original soundtrack for a 1927 German avant-garde movie. The CD was recorded live at the Antwerp Filmmuseum.


  Thursday November 21, 2002
BASSIST SAL LA ROCCA RECORDS HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM
Bassist Sal LA ROCCA will soon make his recording debut as a leader, as he is currently in Daniel LEON's studio in Brussels working on his first album. The musicians involved in the project are guitarists Peter HERTMANS and Jacques PIROTTON, pianist Kris GOESSENS and drummer Bruno CASTELLUCCI. The album should come out on the Igloo label.


  Thursday November 21, 2002
POSTHUMOUS CD RELEASE OF PIANIST MAL WALDRON WITH ARCHIE SHEPP
The German label ENJA has just released what may well be the last recording session of the late pianist and composer Mal WALDRON. Recorded in February 2002, "Left Alone revisited" (ENJA CD9141-2) is a duo album with saxophonist Archie SHEPP, featuring a program of standards in a tribute to Billie HOLIDAY.


  Wednesday November 20, 2002
MOUTHPIECE MAKER AND INVENTOR OF THE AULOCHROME, FRANÇOIS LOUIS HAS A WEB SITE
François LOUIS, who gained worldwide reputation with his saxophone mouthpieces (made for Joe LOVANO, Bob BERG, etc...) and who is also the inventor of the aulochrome, a new musical instrument recently played by Fabrizio CASSOL, has a web site : http://www.francois-louis.com/. Photos and a description of the aulochrome and other inventions for reed players are available.


  Wednesday November 20, 2002
SOME JAZZ MUSICIANS PARTICIPATE IN THEATER PERFORMANCE "ÇA Y EST, JE VOLE"
"Ça y est, je vole" is a play/performance written by Laurence VIELLE and Eric D'AGOSTINO which will be performed at Theatre Marni, Brussels, Dec.21-28, 2002. Playing live on stage will be some classical musicians and some jazzmen, such as : Barbara WIERNIK (voc), Erwin VANN (sax), Michel HATZIGEORGIOU (b) and Fabien DEGRYSE (gt).
Infos and reservations : 02 / 639 09 82 or email : isoart@swing.be.


  Monday November 18, 2002
THE COMEBACK OF ALTO SAXOPHONIST PETER VANDENDRIESSCHE WITH A NEW BAND : "CHROMATIC BANANA"
After a very long absence, as performing musician, sax player Peter VANDENDRIESSCHE decided to get back on the scene with a new formed band "Chromatic Banana" with: Dirk SCHREURS (kb), Roman KOROLIK (b.) and Koen VANDENDRIESSCHE (drs). The band proposes compositions by its members, in a fusion and jazz bag.
The band has a web site.


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