Mark Feldman, Philippe Thuriot, Bram De Looze & Kristof Roseeuw
Thuriot – Roseeuw, ‘compagnons de route’ during 25 years.
They played in duo, shared the stage during the Olympics in Athens, created music with grand masters such as René Lussier, Ellery Eskelin and toured throughout Senegal. When Belgian radio station Klara asked them to add music to their live programme ‘de Kunstkaravaan’ – presented by Thomas Vanderveken – they popped out of the radio for two seasons with their transgressive chamber jazz punk quartet ‘radioKUKAorkest’. When Festival van Vlaanderen proposed to revive Dave Douglas’ enchanting 90’s album ‘Charms of the Nightsky’, they had the opportunity to share the stage with legendary violinist/composer Mark Feldman (Zorn, Uri Caine…).
The musical fit incorporated asked for more. Flirting with boundaries, a credo that Thuriot-Roseeuw already held in high esteem with the radioKUKAorkest, and groovin’ without drums to let all the richness of sound flourish, was the starting point. Four points of the compass would be there and when Bram de Looze agreed, ‘Fire in the Pet Store!’ was born!
Let’s make the violin do some wild thing and have the accordion sing, while the bass bows a crazy dzzzing and the piano drum some blingbling!
“It’s Kristof Roseeuw, whose golden touch allows him to become one with his double bass. His elegant instrument lends an atmospherical live feeling to the music, a feeling of subdued compassion. A spontaneous soundtrack, the double bass anchoring the atmosphere of pure beauty.” – vrt