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Warm welcome for YUN

YUN DUSQUE ELU in 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 (choice of Bolte): 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, (…) Watching and listening to this game in live performances of the ensemble is even more intense and captivating. (Henning Bolte for Europe Jazz Media Charts and Written In Music, The Netherlands, Europe)

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)

Enola: You can safely consider Lynn Cassiers as the most unique vocalist of Belgian jazz and improvisation. (…) Most beautiful of all is probably her ability to bring together apparent contradictions in highly personal forms, as she already proved in other people’s bands, but also solo and her own Imaginary Band and YUN. (Guy Peters for Enola about Flying Nimbus and Yun)

Jazz Convention “There is a kind of magnificence and consensual freedom in the splendid understanding of these admirable musicians. (..) A project with a purely postmodern character that fits perfectly with the words of the critic Claudio Sessa(…)on postmodernism: «[…] desire to make many different realities coexist … for every diversity “. (Nicola Barin for Jazz Convention, Italy)

Jazzques Rarely (if ever) have these standards been reinvented in this way. It’s just beautiful and touching.” (Jacques Prouvost at Jazzques Blog)

Salt Peanuts: all the way, this is very original vocal music that lies at the intersection between modern jazz and electronic music (…)Sometimes they go much further out of the “comfort zone” than many of her like-minded people, and that’s when I think it becomes especially interesting. (…)I think Cassiers has made an original and nice record, which there are not many to compare with.” (Jan Granlie for Salt Peanuts, Norway)

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)

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)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XSp2Gi_wsM

Jazzenzo “Utterly Lynn Cassiers but rooted in tradition.(…)Lynn Cassiers als de Julie London van de elektrojazz? Absoluut!(Georges Tonla Briquet for Jazzenzo, The Netherlands)

Jazzradar In her band, Cassiers is accompanied by the crème de la crème of the Belgian Jazz and Improscene.(…) Traditional jazz marries unorthodox sounds instrumentation. From dark and heavy to light-footed and transparent, you will encounter all graduations in between. (…)(Eddy Westveer for Jazzradar, The Netherlands)

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. No concession on the part of Lynn Cassiers, it is not a question of making a parenthesis with a return to the “classics”. She pursues her path: original and personal.” (Claude Loxhay for Jazz Around)

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. By adding modern techniques to classics in the genre, Lynn Cassiers and the company formed around her turn it into something individual and special.” (Leon Pouwels for Written In Jazz)

 

FLYING NIMBUS

A new born duo has seen the light! You can listen to a short set recorded for RTBF at the Jazz Station in June.

https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_jazz-station-e-live?id=2675359&fbclid=IwAR0lIgutMLtaKjGbvOBBVGdeojsOPIXILws0T3PSLavmY6wS4QSqywUURb8

un résultat qui donne à coup sûr la chair de poule.”(Jazzques ‘about live concert Flying Nimbus)

Het was, kortom, een concert dat je onderdompelde in een bedwelmend universum met een enorm breed bereik dat steeds verankerd bleef in een even duidelijke als idiosyncratische visie. Het duo is bovendien beland op het benijdenswaardige kantelpunt waar muziek spelen eigenlijk spelen met muziek wordt, en dat is iets dat altijd indruk zal maken, mondmasker of niet.”(Guy Peters about live concert Flying Nimbus)

HOLSEN & CASSIERS

Happy to announce a collaboration with the Aubergine Artist Management! Record and tour coming up for ’21…

L1078724.jpg(Holsen/Cassiers @ AB Salon. pic by Geert Coppens)

 

Lilly Joel Plays the Organ

Lilly Joel has started a new adventure playing the organ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i04Oe84bTzU

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(Lilly Joel @ AMOK FESTIVAL 2019. pic by Yvan Mahieu)