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Despite the unlucky turn of events in the world with covid, some new projects have managed to blossom. Let me talk you through what’s new and what continues in this first half year of 2021.
2 new albums!
PANTUFA ALCALINA(Silent Water) by OBA LOBA with Joao Lobo, Norberto Lobo, Giovanni Di Domenico, Ananta Roosens and Jordi Grognard. And… ‘HI BIRDS’, first record of HYBRIDS, duo with Saxophonist(vocals) Alexandra Grimal. Both records are available on Bandcamp. Have a listen via the ‘buy’ links you find below!
Some Live Streams with new projects or one-shots:
‘NABOU CLAERHOUT & LYNN CASSIERS’: A blind date invitation by the Leuven Jazz Festival with Nabou Claerhout on trombone as the perfect date. To be streamed on 20th of March. Tickets & Event
‘DE BRES DICHT’: I had the immense pleasure to be commissioned a composition for CC De Kiem’s online event ‘De Bres Dicht’. 8 artist wrote music to a poem of their choice for a small ensemble. I chose 3 poems of Herman De Coninck for strings and rhythm section. To be streamed for free Sunday the 21st of March. Event
‘MÄÂK ELECTRO & DANCE @ KANAL’: A Music, Light and Dance performance with compositions of Laurent Blondiau and light design by Sam Mary. Musicians: Laurent Blondiau(trumpet), Lynn Cassiers(treated voice), Giovanni Di Domenico(fender rhodes), Manolo Cabras(el. bass), Marek Patrman(drums). Dancers: Bea, Ben and Sara. Date of Streaming TBA
‘Eve Beuvens Tri(w)ords’: Compositions by pianist Eve Beuvens on famous poems interpreted by Eve, Lennart Heyndels on double bass, and myself. To be streamed the 22nd of April.
‘SOLO AT THE GALAXY ROOM’: solo. soon available on You Tube.
‘VAN HERZEELE/BARCELLA/CASSIERS’: Live Stream at ‘De Vieze Gasten’. Jeroen Van Herzeele: Sax/Ewi/Modular, Giovanni Barcella: drums, samples, spoken word, Lynn Cassiers: treated voice and electronics. Streamed the 12th of February on facebook.
‘LE PARLEMENT DES CHOSES’: New Project! Concert/Live Stream at LOFT in Köln, recorded in October 2020 with Jozef Dumoulin: fender rhodes and Eric Thielamans: drums. Playing live over a video with footage of the band members’ daily life. Watch it here. Or down below. 🙂
‘FLYING NIMBUS’: New band! Live Stream recorded by the RTBF at Jazz Station in July 2020. Watch it here Or watch a snippet of our concert at WALTER in August 2020 down below’!
What else is cooking?
Holsen&Cassiers debut album, Tape Cuts Tape 4th album, Flying Nimbus new repertoire, recording Lilly Joel Plays the Organ, and of course… concerts! Hopefully WITH audience.
HYBRIDS ‘Hi Birds’ BUY
OBA LOBA ‘Pantufa Alcalina’ BUY
The PRESS about YUN (clean feed 2020)
Disque Elu! Citizen Jazz “…Yun is a discovery with every listening, a delicious phonic and sensory experience, absolutely brilliant,...”(Raphaël Benoit for Citizen Jazz, France)
Europe Jazz Media Charts 9 2020 “Lynn Cassiers is a sophisticated arranger. (…) She creates a remarkable contemporary sonic context instead with a special dramaturgy and musical arrangement for the captivating emergence of intimate islands of dreamy ‘old’ melodies, (…)
Salt Peanuts“all the way, this is very original vocal music that lies at the intersection between modern jazz and electronic music… Cassiers has made an original and nice record, which there are not many to compare with.” (Jan Granlie for Salt Peanuts, Norway)
Written In Music “A multitude of perspectives that not only honor the great composers, but that once again do justice to the improvisational skills of the Belgian school. ” (Leon Pouwels for Written In Jazz)
Enola “You can safely consider Lynn Cassiers as the most unique vocalist of Belgian jazz and improvisation.” (Guy Peters for Enola about Flying Nimbus and Yun) “It’s a Cassier’s album pur sang: strange and yet vaguely recognizable, difficult to fathom and yet stimulating, intimidating and seductive. The term ‘siren’ was not yet mentioned. Yun is not average, let alone easy to digest, but a daring album that only wants to be approached on its own terms. And that provided an hour of music to get lost in over and over again. “
Jazz Forum "Cassiers's music is extremely colorful, surprising, often very lyrical and with carpets of sounds. ... It is fleeting, delicate, caresses the ear like a spring breeze. Cassiers has something of Bjork and Laurie Andersonn, Norma Winstone about her, got her original sonic world - exotic, stunningly sensual, sultry, labyrinthine and mysterious"(Marek Romanski for Jazz Forum Poland)
Plus.nettavisen “Lynn Cassiers apears both as a vocalist, voice artist and bandleader with something very special at heart. She is and has a voice that will be very exciting to follow”(Tor Hammero, Norway)
Soundcontest “the young and creative Lynn Cassiers, whose vision is imprinted with dynamic acrobatics and true exploratory propensity, and whose planning animates an unstable blend of free avant-garde impulses and mighty legacy of the jazz form.” (Aldo del Noce, Italy)
Jazzques “Rarely (if ever) have these standards been reinvented in this way. It’s just beautiful and touching.” (Jacques Prouvost at Jazzques Blog)
HUMO***1/2 “Lynn Cassiers’ third record sounds like a twisted love story between Jim O’Rourke and Julia Holter. … a dreamy trip till far above the stratosphere” (Koen Lauwers for Humo, Belgium)
Jazz Convention “There is a kind of magnificence and consensual freedom in the splendid understanding of these admirable musicians.”(Nicola Barin for Jazz Convention, Italy)
Jazz Around“Throughout the album, the same phantasmagoria operates. Waves of hyper-famous melodies emerge but transfigured by the magic of electronics interspersed with collective improvisations. ” (Claude Loxhay for Jazz Around)
JazzHalo “… “YUN” may be Chinese inspired, but the music feels perfect when reading Murakami, bizarre and fascinating, as engaging as Lynn Cassiers’ Jazz in wonderland!” (Bernard Lefèvre for JazzHalo, Belgium)
Le Mad ***” …YUN is the shock of the avant-garde and the swing years. Lynn Cassiers has the knack of making this shock a delight, which causes surprise and marvel at every track. She and her band, such strong osmosis between six musicians. An album to listen in loop and extract all it’s juice.” (Jean-Claude Vantroyen for Le Mad in Le Soir, Belgium)
Jazzenzo “…Utterlly Lynn Cassiers but rooted in tradition. … Lynn Cassiers as the Julie London of the elecro-jazz?Absolutely!”
(Georges Tonla Briquet for Jazzenzo, The Netherlands)
Jazzradar “From dark and heavy to light-footed and transparent, you will encounter all graduations in between.“(Eddy Westveer for Jazzradar, The Netherlands)
Critics At Large “The geography of the imagination which the Belgian-based vocalist travels with her gifted band of electro-acoustic jazz players is a re-examination of the outer horizons of what the word “jazz” can mean.” (Donald Brackett, USA)
Jazz & Mo: A beautiful symbiosis of soundscapes in electronic and acoustic impulses …a spicy, adventurous CD from inspired improvisers. (Chris Joris)