Composition, bass  and alto clarinet

flugelhorn & trombone

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Blue world 5tet

World jazz

A bass clarinet, a flugelhorn,

an oud, a piano, a double bass  and 2 tablas form a quintet to enchanting journeys from East to West, via a lane of jazzy blue notes.

Album to be released in december 2020

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Crossover jazz

album "Instants" released in nov. 2017.

A jazz that sounds like soundtrack music, full of melodic lines, emotionnally intense,

a quintet with bass clarinet, trumpet, piano, double bass and drums. 



album to be released in 2020. When jazz, funk,

hip-hop  meet electronics via synths, drums machines, samples, the whole thing in a highly melodic way, leaded by a flugelhorn and a sax.

A jazz record for sure, but a jazz that, installed in the center of this music, would stand on tiptoe? This is how its leader, Claude Evence Janssens, introduces Instants when he defines himself as "a jazzman who would not really be that one". Composer of the entire album, Janssens is, moreover, a surprising instrumentalist since he plays trombone-flugelhorn but also bass clarinet, paradoxically marrying mouthpiece and reed within a album that binds bursts of fanfare to the potential of the bop and what ensued. In short, a nice success belonging, without discussion, to the (big) family of African-American music.    PH. E.

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Cinematic music

album "Rituals" released in november 2014. Ritual scenes evoked by acoustic instruments  (trombone, bass clarinet, sax, guitar, violin, alto, cello and piano) mixed with synthesizers and samples in a melodic way.



Scenographic music

album "The trouble has set in" to be released in 2020. Panoramic landscapes enlighted by acoustic instruments  (flugelhorn, bass and alto clarinets, guitar, violin, cello) mixed with elec-tronics, both in melodic and interferentials ways.

Urban soul-jazz

album "polyMorphosis" to be released in 2020.

A cocktail of jazz, soul, groove, with 4 singers and 6 instrumentalists, where Claude's themes are blended with jazz standards

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