'BackBack is the flamboyant jazz trio around renowned guitarist Filip Wauters. A unique blend of jazz, rock, free jazz, and funk, but with the impact and sound of a thunderous rock band. Their grooves remind us of Morhpine, but at the same time, the war between bariton sax and electrical guitar is reminiscent of the confrontation between John Surman and John McLaughlin on the latter's album Extrapolation.'
"An unusual line-up" you might think, or "no bass player, isn't that a handicap?" Not so with Backback. Through years of rehearsing, playing and recording the trio has forged their own sound and seem to have a magic formula that keeps their music fresh, ingenious, yet accessible. Filip Wauters' original compositions are moulded around and bounce off. The band's individual playing styles and explore a whole range of musical styles and influences: jazz, rock, free jazz, funk, the result is uniquely Backback.
The line up for this album has of course not been changed with Giovanni Barcella (drums), Marc de Maeseneer (bariton- and tenor saxophone) en Filip Wauters (Electric Guitar, Composition). The defining sound of Backback thus stays untempered.
released December 11, 2014
Marc De Maeseneer - baritone, tenor saxophone
Giovanni Barcella - drums, korg
Filip Wauters - electric guitar, baritone guitar, lapsteel
Christian Mendoza - piano on track 4
Recorded in Assenede on february, march, june 2014
Mixing: Filip Wauters
Mastering: Karel De Backer
Photo: Dree Jespers
Artwork: Jespers & Jespers
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