Because a reopening of the cultural sector is not quite yet in sight, we feel it necessary to postpone the dreamin’ release concerts once more. New dates will be August 28 and 29! Check out our upcoming shows for more info.
On the 7th of February, we bring Q-Some Big Band live to your living room! From De Bijloke in Ghent we will play a live video-stream in which we will introduce our debut album dreamin’. Tickets are available here.
Overwhelming brass parts impress, twists and turns in rhythm surprise, and clear melody lines bring balance. The tight orchestration organically goes hand in hand with the relaxed and passionate solos. These young talented musicians put their best foot forward. They make this album a party to listen to!
A little swing never wrongs. That’s what the young members of this Q-Some Big Band must have said. Because it’s a lot of fun that it’s about here. We know that a big band these days is economically difficult to viable. So what? Wouldn’t dreams have the right to come true because of sordid pecuniary reasons? Manten Van Gils (tb), Gabriele di Franco (eg), Robbe Willems (p) and Pierre-Antoine Savoyat (tp) have joined forces and above all their talents to offer elaborate compositions full of freshness, inventiveness and modernity to a young high-level band (in which you also find Dieter Vaganée, Marjan Van Rompay or Dunja Mees…). It plays and the soloists are highlighted with great relevance. We feel some influences from our national (and international) BJO, of course, but above all we find very daring arrangements (′′ Blues for F “, to name only one) that clearly define the singularity of this Q – Some Big Band. So it’s fun to hear these guitar riffs on Soft Viking, this mischievous vamp on Playful, or even those brilliant Raw stimulus, among others. It’s kinda the epitome of jazz, kinda, fresh to the taste of the day. Go ahead, young people: ′′ dream “, there will always be something left of it anyway…