Robin Verheyen saxophone – Bram De Looze piano – Joey Baron drums
Robin Verheyen and Bram De Looze are undoubtedly among the leading figures of the contemporary Belgian jazz scene. Both are virtuosos on their instruments, visionary composers and bandleaders who have each followed their own idiosyncratic course. At BOZAR’s request, they presented a project in late 2017 based around Thelonious Monk and invited the American percussionist Joey Baron. As the long-time sparring partner of John Zorn (Massada, Naked City), Bill Frisell and Marc Copland he has more than earned his stripes in the contemporary jazz world. So we are overjoyed that the trio has decided to continue working together – and how! With their own compositions, an actual CD release and subsequent tour, this trio is quietly building up an impressive list of achievements. We are excited to welcome them back to BOZAR.
“ The notes From The Piano Sound Extraterrestrial, The Saxophone Limps, And Then The Brushes Dictate The Tempo. The Music Is Carved Up, Scathing And Dry. Its Swing Is Nervous And Lean. Robin Interjects Short Riffs, Bram Punctuates And Splashes, Baron Flogs. A+" – Jacques Prouvost