Phil Abraham 4tet @ Jazz Station (BE)
January 5, 2023
Phil Abraham Quartet “Beauty First”
Friday 20 January from 8:30 to 10:30 pm
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Phil Abraham · trombone / Fabien Degryse · guitar / Sal La Rocca · double bass / Thomas Grimmonprez · drums
EN : Phil Abraham returns to present the repertoire of his thirteenth and latest quartet album ‘Beauty First’ with a rhythm of ‘sizes’!
“I was blown away from the very first note. I’ve never had such a feeling listening to a CD before. Such a nice sound, refreshing music, I really loved the arrangement of ‘Watermelon Man’, and also the way Phil took me back to the roots of jazz with the ‘New Orleans Comphilation’.” Geert Bekaert (Friday 20 January from 8:30 to 10:30 pm)
FR : Phil Abraham nous revient afin de présenter le répertoire de son treizième et dernier album en quartet ‘Beauty First’ avec une rythmique de ‘pointures’ !
« J’ai été époustouflé dès la première note. Je n’ai jamais eu une telle sensation en écoutant un CD auparavant. Un si beau son, une musique rafraîchissante, j’ai adoré l’arrangement de ‘Watermelon Man’, et aussi la façon dont Phil m’a ramené aux racines du jazz avec la ‘New Orleans Comphilation’. » Geert Bekaert (Vendredi 20 janvier de 20h30 à 22h30)
NL : Phil Abraham laat ons kennismaken met het repertoire van Beauty First, het jongste en dertiende album van zijn kwartet dat blijk geeft van een weergaloze ritmiek!
“Ik was vanaf de eerste noot weggeblazen. Dat is me nooit eerder overkomen bij het beluisteren van een cd. De klank is adembenemend mooi en de muziek is erg verfrissend. Ik was niet alleen helemaal weg van het arrangement van Watermelon Man, maar ook van de manier waarop Phil me met de New Orleans Comphilation heeft meegenomen naar de roots van de jazz.” Geert Bekaert (Op vrijdag 20 januari vanaf 20h30 tot 22h30)
Presentation of the Jazz Station
Living Center of Jazz
Through an eclectic programme well-known for its quality, this place reaches the widest possible audience. It is significantly different from the ones that we are sometimes used to see in the Jazz clubs of our city : people come here to listen to music, they behave more like if they were in a theater rather than a bar. In order to help the promotion of Jazz and to federalize energies and initiatives in Brussels, the Jazz Station has hosted for almost ten years the association of musicians “Les Lundis d’Hortense” and provides them with quality spaces which allow them in their turn to present their work and their (programme, every Wednesday evening from October to the end of May. These two associations are nevertheless very different, both in their programming, their functioning, and in the supports they receive.
In its activity schedule, the Jazz Station proposes among others a cycle of concerts-aperitifs every Saturday at 6 pm. This programme always meets a striking success. It aims to be completely representative of today’s jazz but does not hesitate to return to the origins of the music. The schedule is also filled up with History courses, singing lessons, various partnerships and many public rehearsals.
Furthermore, The station welcomes exhibitions (photography, painting, etc.) connected to the Jazz topic (with Jazz). A multimedia space allows the public to stand apart from the concert hall and to enjoy the music in a more comfortable way while taking advantage of the simultaneous broadcasting of the concert on the big screen. In the future, this room will allow them to reach the archived audio-visual medium. These archives are part of the museum activity in full development at the Jazz Station.
In conclusion, the Jazz Station celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in September 2020. Concerts, exhibitions, public rehearsals, open mics, workshops, training session sessions : for ten years, day and night, this place has been bursting with life and activities. The Jazz Station is not a Jazz club. It is a place where Jazz is alive. A concert hall disguised as a club, in which people like to come to listen to music while having a drink, and not a place where the music acts as a background sound… The difference is considerable. Fifteen years was the time needed for this place to become inescapable in the capital of Jazz. The Jazz Station has been the stage for hundreds of musicians, several tens of thousands of spectators, and tens of artists of all kinds. Ten years is already quite something for us : teams of three co-workers who succeed each other to give their love and their energy to the functioning of this association.
Jazz Station ASBL
Chaussée de Louvain, 193a-195
tel : 02 733 13 78
fax : 02 733 13 78