4 participants for
the Belgian preliminary round of B-Jazz 2022
These are the 4 bands that are selected to play on Friday 11 March at 30CC/Schouwburg, Bondgenotenlaan 21, Leuven:
19:00 MÓS ENSEMBLE
Right after the final concert- at 23:00 – and with a little bit of luck you can see them play together during the Late Night Jam at the foyer.
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See you in Leuven!
Ambroos Deschepper alto & soprano saxophone
Artan Buleshkaj guitar
Astrid Creve voice & banjoline
Benjamin Hermans bariton saxophone & (bass)clarinet
Kobe Boon double bass
Marta Del Grandi voice
Roos Denayer voice & guitar
Simon Raman drums
Friday 11 March at 19:00 in 30CC/Schouwburg, Leuven
This ensemble was founded by the Belgian bassplayer Kobe Boon. Starting from Boon's compositions the band creates a very personal atmosfeer, timbre & energy, a mòs sound. The colour of the female voices, the blend with the reeds & atypical use of this sound is one of the key elements of their sound. Their debute Limbs was released in winter 2019. It brings a mix of Eastern European choir, groovy krautpop & saxophone madness à la Rashaan Roland Kirk. A record unlimited by genre which now takes you to somekind of weird utopia, spiced with exotic herbs, then to a choatic hurricane. A varied record which is both celebral as organic. While Limbs (2019) could be considered a first letter of intent by Kobe Boon and his crew, this new album dives headfirst in a world of endless possibilities. Behind the Marble (W.E.R.F. Records, Februari 2022) maintains the wealth of its predecessor, but digs deeper, dances more frivolously and explores the edges more eagerly. With the appearance of 8th band member Roos Denayer (vocals, guitar), the band’s potential and reach are broadened considerably. This new richness sizzles, confuses, impresses and excites. Vocals, text and music maintain a loose connection, constantly involved in an entwined exploration. Folk, jazz, pop and chamber music are decorated with electronic touches, put layer upon layer and let them rub against each other. The first moment you are sucked into a mysterious, pastoral trip, and the next you are caught between euphoria and melancholia, with guitars, voices and reeds fighting for dominance. Behind the Marble is an ode to imagination and the power of phantasy, but also: a feast of grasped opportunities. mòs ensemble plays music that dares to be voluptuous, takes risks, aims for finales that will explode on stages, and subsequently uncover sidetracks. Genres don’t matter anymore. This music is colorful and expressive, spurred on by a beating heart, at the same time triggered from a central organism that combines emotions, colors, textures and lust poetry like a clenched fist.