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Félix Simtaine

Tracks :

Quartet (Donni, Aerts, Van Rossum, Simtaine) :
1. All Gods
(B. Kaper / W. Jurman / G. Kahn)
2. My old flame (A. Johnson / S. Coslow)
3. Gettin' there (Bud Powell)

Trio (Legnini, Thys, Simtaine)
4. Happy talking (Eric Legnini)

Solo :
5. Leedy babylass (Félix Simtaine)

Quintet (Smulyan, Van der Werf, Legnini, Thys, Simtaine) :
6. Olivia's arrival (G. Smulyan)
7. Tonk (Billy Strayhorn))

Act big band :
8. Walking tip toe (Bert Joris)
9. Song for Lucy (Michel Herr)
10. Out of the silence (Michel Herr)
11. Atonal (Bert Joris)

Musicians :

Félix Simtaine - drums
Eric Legnini - piano (1-4, 6, 7)
André Donni - tenor saxophone (1-3)
Philippe Aerts - double bass (1-3, 8-12)
Gary Smulyan - baritone sax (6, 7)
Bo Van der Werf - baritone sax (6, 7)
Nicolas Thys - double bass (6, 7)
Ron Van Rossum- piano (6, 7)

Act big band (8-10), conducted by Michel Herr or Bert Joris :
Eric Verhaeghe, Serge Plume, Bert Joris, Richard Rousselet - trumpet & flugelhorn
Peter Vandendriessche, Frank Vaganée - alto sax
Erwin Vann, Kurt Van Herck - tenor sax
Johan Vandendriessche - baritone sax
Marc Godfroid, Phil Abraham, Jean-Paul Danhier - trombone
Laurent Hendrickx - bass trombone
Michel Herr - piano
Philippe Aerts - double bass
Félix Simtaine - drums

Recorded at Igloo studio, Brussels. Released in 1996. CD (Igloo IGL 125).

Michel Herr only appears here on 4 tracks (8-12), with Act big band : he conducted two of his pieces.

See also the photo galleries of Act Big Band.