samedi 14 mai


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"You know"

Thanks to their original line-up of trombone, electric guitar, double bass and drums, N∆BOU is a breath of fresh air on the Belgian jazz scene. On the trombone, band leader and composer Nabou Claerhout is looking for a sound all her own: by means of all sorts of effects, she creates a dreamy musical framework with a strong atmospheric and melancholic resonance.

After their first outing with debut EP Hubert– for which Claerhout got nominated for the Sabam For Culture Award‘Jazz Composer 2019’ – the band is refining that special sound further on their first full album You Know.

Lush and intimate sounds are alternated with strongly rhythmically based compositions, while groovy bass riffs from Trui Amerlinck, Mathias Vercammen’s elaborated drum patterns and the modern, virtuoso guitar play of Roeland Celis play their part as well in this musical adventure full of highlights – all created in combination with Claerhout’s distinctive trombone playing “that sings, cries, pulsates, tells and knows how to make many hearts week through well-constructed contemporary pieces”.

Exploring all corners of their ever-expanding musical universe during 8 great tracks, N∆BOU is fusing warm and narrative melodies with softly distorted guitars on opening track Black Light, combining suprisingly playful and sunny sounds with a robust ryhthmsectionon songs like You Know and Who Owns What and putting the balladesquecomposition Will We Remember You alongside some more experimental ideas. The total musical picture is endlessly intriguing and truly kaleidoscopic from the very first listen.

Grâce à sa formation originale composée d’un trombone, d’une guitare électrique, d’une contrebasse et d’une batterie, N∆BOU est un souffle d’air frais sur la scène du jazz belge. Au trombone, Nabou Claerhout, leader du groupe et compositrice, offre un son qui lui est propre : à l’aide de toutes sortes d’effets, elle crée un univers musical onirique, atmosphérique et mélancolique.

Après la sortie de leur EP Hubert— pour lequel Claerhout a été nominée au Sabam For Culture Award Jazz Composer 2019 — le groupe affine encore cette sonorité particulière sur leur premier album complet You Know.

Des partitions luxuriantes et intimes alternent avec des compositions fortement rythmées. Les riffs de bas- se groovy de Trui Amerlinck, les motifs de batterie élaborés de Mathias Vercammen et le jeu de guitare moderne et virtuose de Roeland Celis jouent également leur rôle dans cette aventure musicale pleine de moments forts. Le tout se combine avec le jeu de trombone distinctif de Claerhout “chante, pleure, palpite et fait vibrer de nombreux cœurs à travers des pièces contemporaines bien construites”.