Based in Ghent, Belgium ‘Chopstick records’ started off in 2005 with a cd project that resulted in a coproduction with W.E.R.F. records. It was the second official release by the the jazz quintet Moker (Konglong- W.E.R.F. 0049). This record was well apreciated in Belgium and abroad and meant a small breaktrough for this band.
Two years later Chopstick records presents it’s first independent and selfproduced project, ‘Chopsticks’. Chopsticks is a compilation which contains work of the bands Moker, Brick quartet, Barkin’ and Prak and represents ten musicians, most of them living and working in Ghent.
Besides cd productions Chopstick records is promoting, managing and booking all upper mentioned bands and projects as well and it has the ambition on the long term to offer a platform to musicians and initiatives who engage themselves for jazz and improvised music in a broader sense.
Bart Maris, Ben Sluijs, Zeger Vandenbussche, Tom Callens, Joachim Badenhorst, Steven Segers, Mathias Van de Wiele, Lode Vercampt, Dajo De Cauter,
Kristof Rosseeuw, Giovanni Barcella, Dimitri Simoen
Film and visuals – Dagmar Duportail
Artwork – Evert Defrancq