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Young Belgian pianist & composer Bram De Looze in a new Septych (septet) orchestrated with two cellos, three horns, piano and drums from a tremendous set of players: Daniel Levin, Gebhard Ullmann, Robin Verheyen, Lester St-Louis, Bo Van Der Werf and Flin Van Hemmen.

De Looze, Bram (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann)

De Looze, Bram  (D Looze / St-Louis / Levin / Van Hemmen / Van Der Werf / Verheyen / Ullmann): Septy (Clean Feed)

Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"With only 24 years of age, Belgian pianist and composer Bram De Looze is no longer a new value demanding our attention: he is one of the most notable musicians of a new generation dedicated in Europe to jazz. After the success of his LABtrio, Septych represents his upgrading to another level of his career, being simultaneously a 7-piece ensemble, with the strange combination of two cellos, three horns, piano and drums, and the title of this record.

De Looze's scores are the main focus of the pieces gathered here, but when you have brilliant soloists like Daniel Levin, Gebhard Ullmann, Robin Verheyen, Lester St-Louis, Bo Van Der Werf and Flin Van Hemmen all together, you can anticipate that there's plenty of improvisation going on. This is the kind of improvisation with no boundaries and no taboos, assembling the most distinctive influences inside the jazz language, but also bringing in some coming from other sources.

With a curriculum of partnerships with Greg Cohen, Maria Joao, David Linx (both singers guesting with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra), Michael Attias, Christopher Hoffmann, Dre Hocevar, Bert Joris and Nicolas Thys, among many others, Bram De Looze couldn't never follow just one direction. So, if you don't know him already, prepare yourself for the surprise."-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063003550

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 355CD
Squidco Product Code: 21381

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Dada Studios, in Brussels, Belgium, on December 12th and 13th, 2014, by Werner Pensaert.


Bram De Looze-piano

Lester St-Louis-cello

Daniel Levin-cello

Flin Van Hemmen-drums

Bo Van Der Werf-baritone saxofone

Robin Verheyen-tenor saxophone, soprano saxofone

Gebhard Ullmann-tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, bass flute

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Track Listing:

1. Thorium 10:57

2. Outreach 3:36

3. Xenolith 8:07

4. Interlink 3:13

5. As Above, As Below 5:01

6. L'Esprit D'Escalier 5:52

7. Repulse 4:07

8. Land Of Morning Calm 3:49

9. Seven Trees Out East 6:27

10. 10th Disrupted 2:37

11. Ambiguous 4:39