Review of ‘dreamin’ by Jacques Prouvost

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…