Jeroen, Belgian Django d'Or award '99, is one of the young sax players full of promises. The Greetings from Mercury project is the direction he has chosen to go. The public follows him enthusiastically. "Continuance" is the 2nd album in the series, it is all rhythm, with rap and sitar sounds. It's the late '90ies music. (I.O.)
FROM THE PRESS:
Greetings From Mercury : music driven by rhythms.
Jeroen Van Herzeele has made, with his second CD, an eclectic piece of work, inspired by John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, early Miles Davis - fusion, urban rap, John Scofield and many others. The music is based on groovy, funky rhythms with intelligent and catchy elements.
With Greetings From Mercury, Jeroen has looked for a much rougher sound. After all, he grew up with rock music, such as Jimi Hendrix. He still wants more collective improvisation and at the same time write more " worked - out " - compositions.
Steven Segers weaves his very interesting lyrics in the music and is therefore very important The rap in the music is also an extra rhytms - element, a vocal percussion and a new sound colour.
This is a powerful band, thanks to its intelligence and its strong unity with clever items, moving polyrhytms and a definite strong sound… Greetings From Mercury make funky music with a lot of grooves and saxophone solos which remind us of Coltrane.