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Kris Defoort Diving Poet Society

In Kris Defoort’s Diving Poet Society two brilliant musicians join the heart of the Kris Defoort trio into a new musical adventure. Together they explore fresh compositions injected by the inspiring poems of Peter Verhelst, a unique, stubborn writer embracing life with all its dark mysteries. Balancing between improvisations, composed material & instant orchestration, it is the eternal search for this one magical, unknown moment. Five musical poets communicating the joy of diving into an ocean of unlimited colours, words & sounds... Veronika Harcsa (voice) Guillaume Orti (saxophone) + Kris Defoort (piano) Nicolas Thys (bass) Lander Gyselinck (drums)

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Sebastian Gille: Anthem

Read "Anthem" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The most famous and venerable German record label is ECM Records, Manfred Eicher's brainchild, founded in 1969 and still going strong with now more than twelve hundred recordings in its catalog. But there is a German upstart, Pirouet Records, which has been in the business of offering up its own musical vision since the early 2000s, ...

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Bill Carrothers Trio: A Night at the Village Vanguard

Read "Bill Carrothers Trio: A Night at the Village Vanguard" reviewed by Warren Allen


Bill Carrothers Trio A Night At The Village Vanguard Pirouet Records 2011 Pianist Bill Carrothers could not have picked a better venue to cut a trio recording in. Whether it's the inimitable acoustics of the Village Vanguard, or simply the sheer number of essential records cut there over the decades ...

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Bill Carrothers Trio: A Night at the Village Vanguard

Read "Bill Carrothers Trio: A Night at the Village Vanguard" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Bill Carrothers Trio A Night At The Village Vanguard Pirouet Records 2011 Maybe everything that goes down in New York's Village Vanguard should be documented. The history of live albums recorded at the legendary venue, going back to the early days, includes standout sets by pianist Bill Evans and saxophonists ...

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Virgo

Label: Pirouet Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Disco Monkey; 99 Ocean; Lucky Loser; It

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Global Unity: Belgium

Read "Global Unity: Belgium" reviewed by Tom Greenland


Brussels Jazz Orchestra The Music of Michael Herr W.E.R.F. 2008 Nicolas Thys Virgo Pirouet 2009 Fred Van Hove Journey Emanem 2008 ...

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Nicolas Thys: Virgo

Read "Virgo" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Nicolas Thys settled down to play the acoustic bass after transitioning through the piano, flute and electric bass. After his academic days, he spent eight years in New York City, where he integrated into the jazz community and set up a long line of collaborations before moving back to Europe. The Belgian native has played with ...

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Nicolas Thys: Virgo

Read "Virgo" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Layers, blends and individuality can make for a diverse music set. Bassist Nicolas Thys brings that with all-original songs on Virgo. Thys is a native of Brussels, Belgium. His first instruments were piano and flute, but at the age of 13, he switched to electric bass. Over the years, he's earned several European ...


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