Luís Vicente|Seppe Gebruers|Onno Govaert – “Live at Ljubljana” (Multikulti Project, 2018)

“Live at Ljubljana” was released by “Multikulti Project” on May, 6, 2018. Album was recorded by Luís Vicente (trumpet), Seppe Gebruers (piano) and Onno Govaert (drums). Three famous musicians are active members of contemporary avant-garde jazz scene. Their music is bright, expressive and innovative. Each of them has interesting and original playing manner and unique sound. Luis Vicente is a famous trumpeter of avant-garde jazz. His music based on free improvisation, full of unpredictable, sudden and dynamic changes, schocking contrasts, changes of the moods and expressions. He had created and improved remarkable and unique improvising mannner, which is based on synthesis between avant-garde jazz and various modern and contemporary jazz intonations. Seppe Gebruers is young and talented Belgium jazz pianist. His improvisations are full of expressive and vivacious solos, rigorous and turbulent culminations, shocking and experimental ways of playing, dramatic and passionate melodies and rich musical language. Musicians playing is free, creative and spontaneous. His improvisations have active, rapid and energetic mood for the most of the time and are based on unpredictable and colorful contrasts. Onno Govaert is an avant-garde jazz drummer. He’s the master of fusing together different rhythms, timbres, extended playing techniques and expressions. The improvisations have especially rich and contrasting musical language, are based on dozens of different playing techniques, musical experiments and spontaneous, rigorous and turbulent culminations.

The music of this album has contrasting and modern sound. All compositions are based on free improvisation. The synthesis between experimental and avant-garde jazz, free improvisation are fused together with intonations of modern jazz styles. The musicians are switching between different moods, characters and expressions. Their music is very dynamic, colorful, passionate, energetic and expressive. Luis Vicente trumpet improvisations are based on his own playing manner. He masterfully connects together expressive, vivacious and marvelous arpeggios, wild fast and furious passages, remarkable and spontaneous solos and sound experiments. His musical language is wide and rich – glissando, vibrant and effective blow outs, passionate and touching vibrato, fast arpeggios, expressive and rapid passages, sharp, rigorous and turbulent blow outs, sudden stylistic turns, jumps from the highest to the lowest registres and other similar techniques are combined together with experimental ways of playing. Musician tries out new ways of playing and expands the traditional zone of sound. His music is full of different colors, tones, timbres, expressions and other elements of musical language. The improvisations have loud, vibrant, effective and expressive sound – especially passionate and touching playing style and manner makes an effort to whole sound of the compositions. Seppe Gebruers piano improvisations are based on free improvisations and creative musical experiments. Musician masterfully fuses together different musical expressions and sounds. Vibrant, touching and rigorous solos, remarkable and expressive melodies, passionate and provocative playing manner, original and interesting musical decisions, interesting musical decisions and unusual sounds – all these elements are the basements of his playing. The playing style of Seppe Gebruers is based on virtuosic, rapid and marvelous passages, dynamic rhythmic, spontaneous and free improvisation, sharp and colorful harmony. All these elements have some relations with modern jazz styles – sometimes the sound of his improvisations is similar to bebop, hard-bop or neo-bop improvisations. Especially expressive, emotional and passionate playing manner create bright, vivacious and touching sound of his improvisations. Onno Govaert drums improvisations are full of wide range of rhythms and playing expressions. Drummer masterfully fuses together different ways of playing – turbulent, loud, energetic and furious solos are connected together with dynamic and passionate melodies, quiet, peaceful and monotonic episodes, repetitive rhythms and many other elements. His music has active, interesting and original sound. Masterful, remarkable, creative and passionate improvising by all three musicians create original and effective sound of this album.

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