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!Eddy Westveer; Jazzradar
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…
We regret to inform you that the planned releaseconcerts on the 4th and 5th of September will be postponed to 2021. We’d like to welcome you on the 6th of February at Stadsschouwburg Mechelen for the kick-off of our renewed releasetour! More dates following soon!
Because of the new measures being taken involving the corona virus, we are forced to postpone our album release. The planned concerts in Mechelen, Kortrijk and Geraardsbergen will be moved to another date. People who have tickets will be further informed. We’ll need some more patience, but we’re looking forward to share our brand new record with you soon! We’ll keep you posted!
The Q-Some Team
We have a new video from our Q-Some Composer Hub! Guitarist Gabriele di Franco talks about the band and his composition Blues For F. Only one month to go until we can introduce our first record Dreamin’ to you at Cultuurcentrum Mechelen. Still in need for tickets? Order them here!