In Artist of the Month, Few written notes, jazz on March 3, 2016 at 11:55 am
Spring is the period if the year to fall in love… with Chrystel Wautier. If you don’t know her, I will try to tell you all you need.
You know, sometimes you hear warm and soft voices and you can’t resist, that was so the first time I met Chrystel Wautier. This Belgian jazz singer is a model for those you sing jazz. Listen to “born to be blue” and you will feel a voice put on the right tempo on the right way, with the right inflections. Listen to this version here.
We are lucky, very lucky because she has released on February 19th 2016 a new CD that brings fresh air! Listen to “Before a song” and you will feel spring around you! Looking at the mirror, putting some mascara on your eyelashes, being happy in the street…is not what you think. Find the answer in the song “You make me feel so good“.
Chrystel got the first price at the Jazz Conservatory of Brussels in 2002, she worked with the most famous Belgian Jazz musicians and now she crosses borders!
If you want a last whisper in your ears, listen to this !
Her website is in French but if you need a translation, ask me
In Artist of the Month on January 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm
Happy new year to all of you!
This time I would like to bring the light on what I call “the soul of a jazz club”. You know, these musicians hidden by a piano in a corner of a club. Without them, no music, with them, we feel like home! This month I present you Tony Rosales. He grew up in Long Island, New York but it’s in Carolina that he continued to cultivate his sound. You can listen to him 6 evenings per week in the Midtown Bistro in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
He has a new album and I like so much the titles :
Do not hesitate to have a look at his complete new album on the following link : Album
Tony, I wish you the best for 2016 and I hope you will continue to play, improvise and create music for a long time with your golden fingers!
In Few written notes on August 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm
BIVOAC is a group that plays Celtic music mixed with manouche style and banjo, some jazz notes and a pure traditional style. This is a jazz blog… So why do I present this group? Because jazz is a result of so many influences that sometimes it’s good to go back to your roots.
If you are in Belgium, lucky you ! You will have the privilege to take part of this incredible musical show. Don’t miss it!
You will listen to :
Ronan Le Gouriérec – saxophone baryton, bombarde
Ronan Robert – diatonic accordion, voice
Raphaël Chevalier – violin, banjo
Laurent Carré – saxophone ténor
Jean-Marie Nivaigne – drums
Jean-Louis Pommier – trombone
Geoffroy Tamisier – trumpet
Saturday 29 August 2015 at 4 pm in Wilrijk near Antwerp ( http://www.sterkonversterkt.be/node/32)
Sunday 30 August 2015 at 8.30 pm at Boombal Festival in Lovendegem near Ghent (http://www.boombal.be/)