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Gorgona - Yannick Schyns Quintet
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Yannick Schyns - Piano    
Frank Beele - Trumpet, Flugelhorn    
Marti Melia - Tenor saxophone, Clarinet    
Pascal Hauben - Bass    
Jérôme Colleyn - Drums    

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Pianist Yannick Schyns draws inspiration from classical and world music, and from written and improvised traditional music, in his compositions for his jazz quintet ” Gorgona”.

«GORGONA» is a jazz band inspired by both improvised and written traditions, as by European classical music as world music. Patterns of improvisations popular in the Baroque period – folia, sonnerie or continuo – meet the funk, the French waltzes, bebop. This search for specific atmospheres in the compositions combined with the pure joy of playing together for the public gives a clear, rich and contrasted result: a mixture very interesting and often surprising of feelings, moods and structures in two complete sets of original compositions. You will hear mainstream jazz, tango, funk, samba, Debussy, Purcell and bossa-lounge in one concert! ….

In “Stories & Pictures” , their first album (2014) strong musical threads are intertwined to build sound edifices; imposed music structures allow space for something less controlled, something unexpected and unrefined, to create a pure sound. The focus of this music is on emotion and melody. Each piece evokes a place or a time, a personal tragedy or joyful gathering, a prayer or a landscape under the wind. …It’s the music of a film that doesn’t exist yet…

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