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Sunday December 30, 2012
Jazzmozaïek 4/2012 is out (in Dutch)
See the Dutch version of this page for a table of contents.

Saturday December 29, 2012
Drummer Félix Simtaine with US organ player Rhoda Scott
Drummer Félix Simtaine will accompany US organ player Rhoda Scott during 2 concerts whic will take place at the Music Village in Brussels, on January 4 and 5, 2013.

Monday December 17, 2012
Brussels Youth Jazz Orchestra : project with Johan Plomp
After Michel Herr (B) and Klas Lindquist (S), it is the Dutch composer/arranger Johan Plomp who is currently leading the Brussels Youth Jazz Orchestra for a series of concerts.
Future projects of the band will be in the hands of John Ruocco (USA), Pierre Drevet (F) and Lode Mertens (B) in 2013 and Michael Abene (USA) in 2014.

Friday December 14, 2012
Follow Philippe Baron (RTBF Jazz radio shows) on Twitter
Click on the title.

Wednesday December 12, 2012
Guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins on a new cd of German saxophonist Ulli Jünemann : "Boo Hoo"
Guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins appears on a new cd of German saxophonist Ulli Jünemann titled : "Boo Hoo" (Nabel, D), recorded with Jay Anderson (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drs).

Saturday December 8, 2012
Saxophonist Michel Mainil and drummer Antoine Cirri in the upcoming show of Charlie Degotte
Saxophonist Michel Mainil and drummer Antoine Cirri (Drums, sound effects) will appear iin the upcoming show of Charlie Degotte, "Le Salon d'Achille", to be seen Dec. 18-22, 2012 at the Chapiteau Arsenic in La Louvière en January 8-13, 2013 at the Manège in Mons (B).
Photo © Jimmy Van der Plas

Friday December 7, 2012
Upcoming new cd of pianist Eric Legnini due in January 2013 + reissue of "Essentiels"
A new album of pianist Eric Legnini is announced for the end of January 2013. With his trio plus Mamani Keita, Hugh Coltman et Amy Meyer.
PS : "Essentiels", the debut Legnini album on Igloo Records (Stéphane Galland / Fabrizio Cassol / Michel Massot...) has been reissued.

Thursday December 6, 2012
Dec 7 : Hijaz introduces new cd "Chemsi" in Paris
Presentation of the new cd of the band Hijaz "Chemsi", at Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris on Dec. 7, 2012.
The basis of Hijaz is the dialogue between the oud of Tunisian Moufadhel Adhoum and the piano of Greek-Belgian Niko Deman, who founded the group in 2004 on the crossroad of Arabian melodies and jazz. Over the years Hijaz created their own universum and unique interpretation merging East and West, feeling with ratio, composition and improvisation. Released in France.

Wednesday December 5, 2012
Be jazz : several Belgian Jazz groups at the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles in Paris
From December 5 through 8, 2012, the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles in Paris proposes a selection of Belgian bands :
  • Dec. 5 : Philip Catherine / Nicola Andrioli
  • Dec. 6 : Cruz Control, Melanie De Biasio
  • Dec. 7 : Animus Anima, Reve d'Elephant
  • Dec. 8 : Igloo Jazz Night : Igor Gehenot Trio, Sal La Rocca band
    Click on the title for details.
    On the photo : Philip Catherine and Nicola Andrioli.

  • Wednesday November 28, 2012
    Trumpet player Laurent Blondiau on a new cd of the Andy Emler MegaOctet : "E total"
    Trumpet player Laurent Blondiau appears on a new cd of the Andy Emler MegaOctet (F) : "E total" (La Buissonne, Harmonia Mundi).
    With Andy Emler (piano, comp.), Claude Tchamitchian (bass), Eric Echampard (drs), François Verly (marimba & perc. alto, voix), Laurent Dehors (saxophones), Philippe Selam (alto saxophone), Thomas de Pourquery (alto saxophone) and François Thuillier (tuba) .

    Wednesday November 28, 2012
    Jazzaroundpress.com : recent additions
    A summary of the recent reviews (in French) added to the "jazzaroundpress.com" website can be found in the French version of this page.
    To visit the site, click on the title.

    Wednesday November 28, 2012
    Jazz Hot # 662 is out
    For a table of contents, see the French version of this page.
    Front cover : Philip Catherine.

    Tuesday November 27, 2012
    Drummer Dré Pallemaerts on a new cd of pianist Bill Carrothers : " Castaways"
    Drummer Dré Pallemaerts on a new trio cd of the American pianist Bill Carrothers : " Castaways" (Purouet PIT 3067), with bassist Drew Gress.

    Monday November 26, 2012
    Bassist Nicolas Thys on a new cd by Portuguese singer Maria De Fatima : "Stella"
    Bassist Nicolas Thys appears on the newly released album of the Portuguese singer Maria De Fatima, titled "Stella (Pirouet PIT3068), recorded with pianist Sebastian Altekamp.

    Thursday November 22, 2012
    Saxophonist Nathan Daems participates in Jazz Plays Europe Laboratory #4
    Saxophonist Nathan Daems participates in Jazz Plays Europe Laboratory #4. He will be the Belgian representative, in a band composed of : Štefan Bartuš: double bass (Slovack), Jérôme Klein: drums (Luxemburg), Roman Babik: piano (D), Guillermo Celano: guitar (NL), Jean-Baptiste Berger: sax (F) and Mateusz Rybicki: clarinet (Poland).
    The band will give 2 concerts in Belgium (See Live Jazz section) and will tour in the other participating countries.
    Photo © Jos L. Knaepen

    Thursday November 22, 2012
    "Couleur Blues" : a photo exhibition by Marie-Claude Davidson (1949-1995) in Brussels
    45 jazz photos of the late photographer Marie Claude Davidson are shown in the exhibition "Couleur Blues" : Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Al Jarreau, Nina Simone, Nougaro, Gainsbourg etc ...
    « Couleur Blues », through December 31, 2012, at Espace d’art Mario Viarezzi,
    5, Quai au Bois de Construction in 1000 Brussels. More infos : www.marioviarezzi.com

    Sunday November 18, 2012
    On VRT tv, a documentary film on Toots Thielemans in the series "Belpop" (Nov. 19)
    On November 19, 2012 (15:02 & 20:40), VRT tv Canvas will air a documentary on Toots Thielemans, with many testimonies from colleagues from all over the world : Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Philip Catherine, Joe Lovano, Joey Baron, Michel Herr, Bruno Castellucci, Nathalie Loriers, Herman Sandy, Hein Van de Geyn, etc...

    Saturday November 17, 2012
    Rare Belgian tv footage on Youtube featuring Charlie Mingus, Monk & Dave Brubeck
    Found on Youtube : rare tv footage from the sixties, filmed in Belgium by Belgian tv RTB, featuring :
  • Charlie Mingus Quintet, with Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Kaki Byard & Dannie Richmond : HERE (Liège, 1964 ?)
  • Thelonious Monk Quartet, with Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop : HERE (Brussels, 1961 ?)
  • the Dave Brubeck Quartet, with Paul Desmond, Gene Wright and Joe Morello : HERE (1964)

  • Thursday November 15, 2012
    Drummer Dré Pallemaerts on a new cd of French pianist Baptiste Trotignon : "Song, Song, Song"
    Drummer Dré Pallemaerts appears on a new cd of French pianist Baptiste Trotignon : "Song, Song, Song" (NAIVE NJ 622411), recorded with Monica Passos (voc), Thomas Bramerie (b), and a string quartet.

    Saturday November 10, 2012
    Nov. 20-25 : saxophonist Michel Mainil & trio in a show illustrating Jean Jouvet and Studio Theatre
    Saxophonist Michel Mainil is to participate with Christian Leroy (piano) and José Bedeur (bass) in a show illustrating Jean Jouvet and Studio Theatre, from November 20 through 25, 2012 in the CDWEJ in Strépy-Bracquegnies (B).
    Photo © Jimmy Van der Plas

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