Bram De Looze sets the bar high for expressive interpretation and inventive creativity through his solo performance, as leader of his international project ‘Septych’ and in dialogue with Robin Verheyen & Joey Baron in MiXMONK. Recently De Looze felt the urge for a new collaboration with two great artists who are natural extensions of his world of sound: New York master drummer Eric Mcpherson (Jackie Mclean, Andrew Hill, Pharaoh Sanders, Fred Hersch) and Berlin bassist Felix Henkelhausen (Jim Black, Nate Wooley, Lotte Anker).
Both are compositional masterminds with exceptionally boundless rhythmic inventiveness. De Looze composed a new trio repertoire that enables spontaneous musical invention. As a versatile and exploratory trio, they traverse between different approaches in which musical rules change without losing momentum. The choice of McPherson and Henkelhausen will lead to an interesting musical synthesis where the spirit of traditional jazz language emerges during intuitive musical excursions within free improvisation and contemporary music.
Their debut album “Vice Versa” came out in 2023 on DOX Records.
“Intelligent, virtuoso and perfectionistic” – Klara, Radio
Bram De Looze (BE) – piano
Eric McPherson (US) – drums
Felix Henkelhausen (DE) – double bass