Composition, bass  and alto clarinet

flugelhorn & trombone

contact@claudejanssens.info

Electro-jazz

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 mesmerizing world to explore...

Composed by C.E.J.

th

Urban soul-jazz

album "polyMorphosis" to be released in 2020.

A cocktail of jazz, soul, groove, with 4 singers and 6 instrumentalists, where original themes are blended with jazz standards which are set in new harmonic situations.

Composed by C.E.J.

Pop-rock

The album "Somewhere Anytime" should have known a release in 1999. But circumstances made that the project has remained a dead letter

for 20 years. In 2019, at last, the three members of the group decided to release their 12 songs !

Composed by Sawbones' tree

Composed by C.E.J.

Close up 5

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. 

 

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 dec. 2020  (A Home Records production).

Composed by C.E.J.

C/E/J

Scenographic music

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

Composed by C.E.J.

J-F-E

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.

 

Composed by C.E.J.

Translation :

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.

CLOSE UP 5 : reviews, interviews, clips, concerts videos
Claude Janssens
Translation :
CLOSE UP 5 : an epic animated film by designer          
                   TaraM, realised for the crazy title "Jasm"