TERRASSON BELMONDO 4TET – Concerts in the Jazz L’F club in Dinant
Terrasson Belmondo Quartet
March 18 – 9:00 pm
Jacky Terrasson (piano), Stephane Belmondo (trumpet), Sal La Rocca (d.bass) & Antoine Pierre (drums).
The genesis of the duet partnership of pianist Jacky Terrasson and trumpeter/flugelhornist Stephane Belmondo stretches back 30 years. Close friends from their days living and playing in Paris and then while band mates in vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater’s groups in the mid-‘90s, the pair enjoyed a simpatico musical relationship. But they lost contact over the years until six years ago when they reconnected and played a duo show in the south of France. That proved to be the seed of their sublime duo album on Impulse, Mother, that was recorded last fall and in April of this year at Recall Studios in the southern France village of Pompignan. Originally slated to be titled Twin Spirit, Terrasson, Belmondo and co-producer (and label head) Jean-Philippe Allard agreed that the recording should be titled after the pianist’s spare and sober tune “Mother.” The reason? Jacky’s mother passed away on June 4, shortly after the album’s production. “We decided to pay tribute to her,” Terrasson says. “This is a powerful take. I originally wrote this song a while ago and it’s dedicated to my mom and all the moms and all the women who can’t be moms, All the ones who want to be moms, to all the mothers”.
Hotel Castel de Pont-à-Lesse is very close to Dinant to the south of Namur. The region has lots of possibilities for day trips, seminars and culinary indulgence. Total relaxation and still easy to get to: it’s just seven minutes’ drive from the motorway.