Bass player Yannick Peeters is no stranger to the Belgian jazz scene, but while she has always appeared in other people’s projects before, the moment has now come for her to launch her very own project. A new band for which she was able to gather a real dream team around her, with which she can go in search of music that throws out unnecessary ballast and puts maximum effort into a sound that is as daring and authentic.
The bass player was in search of a new, more spiritual sound that can take different forms and contain strong contrasts, with elements from jazz, rock, avant-garde and impro. Rawness, fragility, lyricism, originality and integrity must be able to coexist. The musicians she invited are all personalities with a vision; creative stubborn people who won’t settle for mediocrity.
Soprano Claron McFadden has performed in countless classical productions and has increasingly made herself heard in jazz contexts. With her expressiveness, she leaves her mark on every project she participates in. Jim Black is one of the most influential drummers of his generation, he is at the helm of AlasNoAxis and Human Feel, among others, and has played with Tim Berne, Dave Douglas and other greats of the adventurous wing. Peeters also calls upon alto saxophonist Frans Van Isacker and guitarist Frederik Leroux, who can easily be counted among the most idiosyncratic representatives of Belgian jazz and improvisation. These are restless spirits who keep looking for new sounds, contexts and like-minded people, and are therefore the ideal partners in crime for Peeters.
Yannick Peeters – double bass Claron McFadden [US/NL] – voice Frederik Leroux – guitar Frans Van Isacker – saxophone, clarinet Jim Black (US) – drums