Joey Baron: drums
Bram De Looze: piano
Robin Verheyen: alto, soprano saxophone
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Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s clear that Bram De Looze and Robin Verheyen are among the most prominent figures in the contemporary Belgian jazz scene. They are composers and bandleaders with a vision, who have individually made their marks in Belgium and abroad. But the two also share a passion for the music of Thelonious Monk, having played his repertoire as a duo for many years.
At the request of Bozar, they have joined forces with Joey Baron, the legendary drummer who has made a name for himself through his collaborations with John Zorn (Massada, Naked City), Bill Frisell and Marc Copland. Together, Bram De Looze, Robin Verheyen and Joey Baron tackle the ever-important music of Thelonious Monk.
“MiXMONK is a beautiful, varied album with the necessary space for different moods and sounds, from melancholic to upbeat. The way these musicians play is extraordinary and together they are invincible.” – Written in Music
In 2019, the trio released its debut album of the same name, which has received much praise. The project’s title refers to its variety of tracks: creative renditions of Monk’s songs are mixed with the trio’s own compositions. Borders and generations are crossed beautifully, resulting in a well-balanced record. (Pressetext)