Composition, bass and alto clarinet
flugelhorn & trombone
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
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.