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Album Review

Brussels Jazz Orchestra With Camille Bertault: Gainsbourg

Read "Gainsbourg" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A più di trent'anni dalla morte, Serge Gainsbourg resta una figura particolarmente amata dal pubblico francese. La sua tomba al cimitero di Montparnasse è tra le più visitate e perennemente ricolma di fiori freschi. Nato Lucien Ginsburg da emigranti ebrei di origine turca e russa, iniziò negli anni cinquanta a esibirsi nei locali come pianista e intrattenitore, iniziando quella carriera di cantante e autore (e poi attore, regista, performer) che lo portò al successo internazionale con la canzone “Je t'aime... ...

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Piet Verbist: Secret Exit to Another Dimension

Read "Secret Exit to Another Dimension" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In spite of its rather intriguing title (and those of several of its selections), Secret Exit to Another Dimension, by Belgian bassist Piet Verbist's well-schooled trio, consists for the most part of the sort of gentle, heartwarming jazz one might hear on a given evening in any number of upscale nightspots around the world. In fact, if guitarist Hendrik Braeckman were to be replaced by pianist Tamir Hendelman, Verbist's threesome might sound remarkably akin to the superlative Jeff Hamilton Trio, ...

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Piet Verbist: Secret Exit to Another Dimension

Read "Secret Exit to Another Dimension" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Belgian bassist Piet Verbist has featured saxophonists on each of his previous Origin Records albums—bass, drums and a horn or two seems to be his way of working. With Secret Exit To Another Dimension, his fifth Origin outing, he pares things down to the trio format, creating a distinctive guitar/bass/drums sound that has a strikingly modern feel. It has become cliche to say—especially when speaking of trio of bass and drums with a piano or guitar—that the group ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Self Produced


Secret Exit to...

Origin Records


The Other Side

From: Secret Exit to Another Dimension
By Hendrik Braeckman

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