VARIOUS ARTISTS: “Utopic Cities : Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979” 2LP. Released 11th June 2021

VARIOUS ARTISTS: “Utopic Cities : Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979” 2LP. Released 11th June 2021

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: “Utopic Cities : Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979” 2LP. Released 11th June 2021

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: “Utopic Cities : Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979” 2LP. Released 11th June 2021

Utopic Cities is an eclectic selection of forward-thinking jazz from the Belgian underground, including the left-field fusion of Marc Moulin’s Placebo, Koen De Bruyne, Solis Lacus and more!

Featuring twelve essential compositions from a highly creative period in Belgian jazz. The release follows Sdban’s critically acclaimed Let’s Get Swinging: Modern Jazz in Belgium 1950-1970, released back in 2017.

Utopic Cities is an eclectic selection of forward-thinking jazz from the Belgian underground, including the left-field fusion of Marc Moulin’s Placebo, Koen De Bruyne and Solis Lacus; the intense post-bop of Jacques Pelzer and Lou MacConnell; the cutting edge soul jazz of Philip Catherine and Open Sky Unit or the otherworldly avant-garde of Babs Robert and the Brussels Art Quintet. Recorded in the aftermath of the revolutionary year 1968, this music is the fruit of a highly creative momentum in Belgian jazz history that produced a unique sound which distinguishes itself from its American source of inspiration by an indefinable characteristic that can be hardly better described than ‘Belgian’.

placebo – s.u.s.
solis lacus – utopic cities
open sky unit – open sky
brussels art quintet – vas-y voir
koen de bruyne – pathetic dreams
raphaël – archangelo
philip catherine – memphis talk
jacques & micheline pelzer quartet – face reality
the kenny clarke-francy boland big band – sakara
marc moulin – tohubohu pt. i
babs robert – pro forma i
lou macconnell – naima

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