Carte Blanche To Sal La Rocca at The Music Village
Wed, November 29, 2023
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Sal La Rocca Invit Bart Defoort
The Attic of Modern Jazz
The Bruges saxophonist Bart Defoort brings class experienced musicians to a well-filled Jazz attic for a great concert. Bart Defoort has been a permanent member of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra for a long time and rarely makes his own records, but he is even better live and especially in small venues.
They play a series of compelling compositions with tempo accelerations that are rooted in jazz history but sound fresh at the same time. They play some lesser-known classics by Duke Ellington (Blues in blue print) or a swinging 'House party starting' by Herbie Nichols from the Blue Note period that is reminiscent of Elmo Hope and Bud Powell. There is also a ballad, such as 'total eclipse' by vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. ...