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Bassist Paul Van Gysegem, mostly known as a painter / visual artist, was already exploring a new musical language encouraged by the American avant-garde in the early 1960's.

Percussionist, composer and pianist Chris Joris belongs to the top percussionists in Europe and has been pioneering for decades of ethnic music forms that he uses subtly in his compositions and improvisations.

Trumpeteer Patrick De Groote begins his jazz course in 1965. His interest lays with the free jazz musicians like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor and Don Cherry. In 1966 Paul Van Gysegem asks him to join his free jazz group.

Paul Van Gysegem and Patrick De Groote belong to the protagonists of free jazz in Belgium. Their long-term cooperation could not be better sealed than on a CD with a small set-up. Master Percussionist and Multi-instrumentalist Chris Joris with all his concert experience, was the logical choice to complete the bass and trumpet line up.

The compositions on this CD are pure free improvisation without structured arrangements. In four trio pieces and five duo's willingly limited in duration, each of the musicians are well supplied in time to build their stories and are constantly flirting with musical borders.

Through the sober arrangement and contemporary horizontal way of thinking, the combination of delicate double bass and raw trumpet brings together the changing tone of the percussion or piano live "conversations" in this trio. They witness a continuous alertness with excitement and relaxation, varied shades of mind, movements, time and space, language and animo. The listener scrolls through a plastic sketchbook of sound drawings.


released June 1, 2017

Patrick De Groote - trumpet & flugelhorn
Paul Van Gysegem - double bass
Chris Joris - drums, percussion & piano

Recording: DK Recording Studio, Destelbergen, BE on 6 November 2015, 11 May 2016, 31 August 2016
Mixing: Rudy De Keyser, P. De Groote, P. Van Gysegem
Mastering: Rudy De Keyser at DK Recording Studio
Executive production: el NEGOCITO Records
Graphic design: Laurens Teerlinck

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