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50 years of Belgian jazz

with a.o.
Michel Herr Quartet
Bert Joris/Joe Lovano Quintet
Philip Catherine
Act big band


Tracks :

Michel Herr appears on 4 tracks (11, 12, 13, 14) :
11. Song from your father
(Michel Herr) with the Michel Herr Quartet
12. A picture of her (Erwin Vann) with the Bert Joris & Joe Lovano Quintet
13. Transparence (Philip Catherine) with Philip Catherine
14. Rough business (Jean Warland) with Act Big Band

Musicians :

on track 11, the Michel Herr Quartet :
Wolfgang Engstfeld - tenor saxophone
Michel Herr - piano
Isla Eckinger - double bass
Leroy Lowe - drums

on track 12, Bert Joris & Joe Lovano in Quintet :
Joe Lovano - tenor saxophone
Bert Joris - trumpet
Michel Herr - piano
Hein Van de Geyn - double bass
Dré Pallemaerts - drums

on track 13, Philip Catherine :
Philip Catherine - guitar
Michel Herr - keyboards
Diederik Wissels - piano
Hein Van de Geyn - double bass
Aldo Romano - drums

on track 14, Act Big Band :
Félix Simtaine - drums, leader
Michel Herr - piano, musical director
Eric Verhaeghe, Serge Plume, Bert Joris, Richard Rousselet - trumpet
Peter Vandendriessche - alto sax
Erwin Vann, Kurt Van Herck - tenor sax
Johan Vandendriessche - baritone sax
Marc Godfroid, Paul Bourdiaudhy - trombone
Jean-Pol Danhier - trombone, tuba
Philippe Aerts - double bass

Compilation album with various artists, produced for Yves Saint-Laurent. Released around 1988 ? CD (Tauro T8811 CD).

Track 11 recorded in 1982. This track is an alternate take (never released) from the session which produced the LP "Short stories" (Nabel NBL 8309)
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Track 12 recorded in 1986. This track has been previously released on the CD "Solid steps" (Jazz Club LP/CD JC 6011)
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Track 13 recorded on November 24 & 25, 1986 at Carlen Tonstudio, Freiburg (D). This track has been previously released on the CD "Transparence" (Inak 8701)
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Track 14 recorded in November 1986 at Igloo studio, Brussels. This track has been previously released on the CD "Extremes" (Igloo CD (IGL 044)
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This is a compilation album featuring key figures of jazz in Belgium : Stan Brenders, Fud Candrix, Toots Thielemans, Willy Rockin', Jack Sels, Bobby Jaspar, Sadi, The Belgian all stars big band, Francy Boland, Etienne Verschueren, Michel Herr, Bert Joris with Joe Lovano, Philip Catherine, Act Big Band.
All tracks, except #11, have been previously released.