Press

“You can safely consider Lynn Cassiers as the most unique vocalist of Belgian jazz an improvisation. (…)the control of her impressive arsenal is just as impressive as her control of the voice. 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.” (Enola Magazine)

“…Cassiers is brilliant. She really couldn’t care less about genres and vested expectations: she creates her own sonic universe in which avant-garde pop (think Laurie Anderson), traditional jazz and free improv meet, in a wonderful mixture that avoids all the traps of doing this..”(freeJazzBlog)

Lynn Cassiers shapes her music by meticulously distorting the sounds she chooses with virtuoso skill. Any sound material that she approaches is kneaded to give substance to her art in completely free expression. In the case of this album, jazz standards are summoned to be disjointed, then reassembled in a patchwork fashion, stitched together with an electronic thread that the singer knows and masters as much as her vocal technique.”(Citizen Jazz)

The Press about 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)

full article: https://www.citizenjazz.com/Lynn-Cassiers-3478526.html

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)

full article: https://www.humo.be/muziek/lynn-cassiers-derde-plaat-klinkt-als-een-verknipt-liefdessprookje-tussen-jim-o-rourke-en-julia-holter~b9ae02d3/

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) 

full article: https://plus.lesoir.be/314828/article/2020-07-23/lynn-cassiers-yun

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)

full article: https://www.jazzhalo.be/reviews/cdlp-reviews/l/lynn-cassiers-yun/

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

full article: https://jazzques.wordpress.com/2020/07/27/flying-nimbus-lynn-cassiers-manolo-cabras-en-duo-au-werkplaats-walter/

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)

full article: http://www.jazzenzo.nl/?e=4526

Press about Yun Live:

It’s the new architecture, the new territory that unravels by Lynn and Yun that matters. And they are fabulous. Recommended to discover urgently.” (Le Soir  12/08/2019 ‘Les Femmes subliment le Gaume Jazz’ by J-C-V)

“….The opener ‘I Love You’ by Cole Porter was straight away vintage Cassiers, manipulating plenty of buttons, she coloured her voice through a variety of effects. Also Jozef Dumoulin, the man who does magic, getting the most wonderful sounds out a fender rhodes, gave the music a spacey effect. His interaction with pianist Eric Vermeulen was through the whole concert a attraction in its own..” (de Standaert, December 21, ’19: ‘Stokoud maar niet versleten’ by Peter De Backer)

Flying Nimbus Live

(…) a cast-iron performance by a duo that guarantees a universe of its own that is controlled to perfection and at the same time exudes a spontaneous attraction.(…)In short, it was a concert that immersed you in an intoxicating universe with an enormously wide range that was always anchored in an equally clear and idiosyncratic vision. Moreover, the duo have arrived at the enviable tipping point where playing music actually becomes playing with music, and that is something that will always impress, mask or not. ”(Guy Peters for Enola Magazine)

full article:https://www.enola.be/2020/07/27/flying-nimbus/

“The universe is fascinating and conducive to an imagination where anything goes … especially the melody. Because the melody is there, omnipresent, in an ultra delicate red thread. A particular alchemy exists between these two artists, these two bodies, these two spirits, through a choreography of gestures and gazes that belong only to them. The osmosis is undeniable. For over an hour, in perfect listening quality, we were on another planet, pristine and pure. A planet we dream of and still dream of… ”(Jacques Prouvost for Jazzques)

full article:https://jazzques.wordpress.com/2020/07/27/flying-nimbus-lynn-cassiers-manolo-cabras-en-duo-au-werkplaats-walter/

INTERVIEWS

Lynn Cassiers

https://www.demorgen.be/muziek/jazz-zangeres-lynn-cassiers-brengt-haar-ingebeelde-band-tot-leven-op-brosella-b80063be/

https://www.bruzz.be/samenleving/enfant-terrible-lynn-cassiers-jazz-en-improvisatiezangeres-2018-06-16

http://plus.lesoir.be/103130/article/2017-07-05/limaginary-band-dessine-le-monde-reve-de-lynn-cassiers

http://jazzaroundmag.com/?p=4007

20140314 Lynn Cassiers dans L’Avenir

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http://www.brusselnieuws.be/cultuur/lynn-cassiers-met-de-grote-jongens-van-lidlboy

Tape Cuts Tape

http://damusic.be/interview/tape-cuts-tape/ik-wil-de-pophoer-van-de-improvisatie-zijn

Reviews:

Imaginary Band clean feed 22/5/2018

https://www.jazzhalo.be/reviews/cdlp-reviews/l/lynn-cassiers-imaginary-band/

Lynn Cassiers – Imaginary Band

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20180522_03524857http://plus.lesoir.be/157078/article/2018-05-16/lynn-cassiers-imaginary-band

http://plus.lesoir.be/157078/article/2018-05-16/lynn-cassiers-imaginary-band

https://luminousdash.com/portfolio-items/lynn-cassiers-imaginary-band-mechelen-nona-28042018/

 

The Bird the Fish and the Ball   record

http://www.mille-feuille.fr/Modules/Chroniques/Fiche/?c_id=1663

http://www.agendamagazine.be/en/blog/lynn-cassiers-bird-fish-and-ball

http://www.cobra.be/cm/cobra/muziek/muziekrecensie/1.1589117

http://www.enola.be/muziek/albums/21470:lynn-cassiers–the-bird-the-fish-and-the-ball

The Bird the Fish and the Ball   ‘LIVE’

http://draaiomjeoren.blogspot.nl/2015/01/concert-een-schep-erbovenop-lynn.html

http://jazzques.skynetblogs.be/archive/2015/01/11/sateliet-session-de-werf-a-bruges-8362749.html

Basic Borg

http://mad.lesoir.be/musiques/jazz/63515-manolo-cabras-basic-borg/

http://jazzaroundmag.com/?p=2040

http://www.cobra.be/cm/cobra/muziek/muziekrecensie/1.1589117

Lidlboj

Lidlboj cd-review Jazzman/Jazzmagazine – CHOC (FR)

Lidlboj cd-review Citizen Jazz – DISQUE ELU (FR)

Lidlboj cd-review Heaven magazine (NL)

Lidlboj cd-review on FRANPI-blog (FR)

Lidlboj cd-review m-la-music (FR)

Lidlboj cd-review Mazzmusikas (NL)

Lidlboj cd recommended cd in All About Jazz feb 2010

Lidlboj cd-review Crisscrossjazz (FR)

Lidlboj cd Crisscross-Jazz Disque D’Or 2009 (FR)

Riccardo Luppi’s Mure Mure

http://www.jazzitalia.net/recensioni/liveinmilano.asp#.UUpfi2Adg68

http://www.gva.be/regio-mechelen/heist-op-den-berg/cultuur/12fd5b9d-1c0f-4488-9e87-a1db761f2bd9.aspx