With Vegir, keyboardist Dominique Vantomme presents a new album and project that was born from his nomadic adventures. After traveling to see Stick Men in Holland in 2016, he met up with famed Moonjune founder Leonardo Pavkovic (US) to set up a collaboration with legendary bassist/stickist Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men). After an inspiring studio session, where they were joined by guitarist Jasper Morel (Black box Revelation) and drummer Geert Roelofs. The spontaneity and freshness of this sizzling, high-altitude set reflects the equally unpretentious manner in which the session itself came together.
Tackling some unabashedly hip musical sketches of Dominique Vantomme, the band is given full artistic liberty – and with all participants in top form, the music weaves and winds its way across paths previously untrodden in stunning fashion, and with sure footing!.
“A dense album, crazy, energetic, audacious. It sways, growls, surprises, hypnotizes and explodes” – Le Soir
Dominique Vantomme is Belgium-based pianist, keyboardist, composer and producer. Originally working as a blues/jazz pianist, he has spent the past 10 years playing with numerous acts in pop, rock and jazz, such as Axelle Red, Ana Popovic, Hindi Zahra, Vaya Con Dios, Viktor Lazlo, Louisiana Red, Theresa Malenfant andAn Pierlé, as well as with his bands ROOT and Mahieu-Vantomme Quartet. Vantomme also teaches jazz piano at the Music Conservatory in Kortrijk, Belgium.
Dominique Vantomme: Piano and keys Mirko Banovic: Bass Jasper Morel: Electric Guitar Geert Roelofs: Drums
“ This is heavily tasty somewhat dark-edged fusion by four great players who were given the freedom to stretch out and GO! Recommended!” – Wayside music