The musical paths of accordionist bassist Kristof Roseeuw and accordionist Philippe Thuriot have crossed for many years. They have toured with New York saxophonist Ellery Eskelin and with René Lussier, the renowned guitarist of Fred Frith’s guitar 4tet, among others. They strolled musically through Senegal and in 2004 were on stage together at the cultural opening of the Olympic Games in Athens.
They also played together for several years in the radioKUKAorkest, the quartet that Roseeuw put together at the request of KLARA (radio) and with which he provided live music for the radio program ‘De Kunstkaravaan’ for two seasons.
Where there is smoke, there is fire, and gradually both musicians developed the desire for their own ensemble. Roseeuw brought in drummer Lionel Beuvens, after he had filled in for Too Noisy Fish. It was a dream combo !
At Gent Jazz, 3Men in a boat will realize a long-cherished dream. They are inviting Louis Sclavis, French leading figure in European impro music and one of the first to combine jazz with French folk music.
“It was like winds coming together from distant corners of the earth, Mediterranean influences meeting African exuberance, with moments of sweltering delight and intangible introversion, filmic perfection and improvised angularity.” – Guy Peters (Enola)
Philippe Thuriot – accordion Kristof Roseeuw – double bass Lionel Beuvens – drums Louis Sclavis – clarinet & bass clarinet