presentation cd Spirit Control
Jef Neve, rythm section & string quartet
Jef Neve piano, Lennart Heyndels bas, Jens Bouttery drums/toys, Teus Nobel trompet, Pauline Koning viool, Cristina Constantinescu viool, Steven De Roeck altviool, Marlon Dek cello
Flemish star pianist Jef Neve steps to the fore with his band, a string quartet and a new album, Spirit Control. ‘His compositions contain sublimely elaborate combustions’ (NRC).
The feeling of moving at top speed, flying over water, yet having full control—this is what Jef Neve wants to communicate with his new music, inspired by kitesurfing, improvising on stage and by life itself. Pianist Neve brings together a band and a string quartet for this performance with compositions from the album Spirit Control.
Pianist Jef Neve is causing a stir in such a tempo that he’s already mentioned in the same breath as his world famous fellow Belgians in jazz, harmonica player Toots Thielemans and guitarist Philip Catherine.
‘Neve knows how to write lush melodies that gradually open up all the way. Actually all of his compositions are full of bombastic eruptions, but there are quiet moments with small improvisations as well. Jazz and classical music are equal values for the pianist’ (NRC Handelsblad).
The Bimhuis restaurant is open prior to the concert from 6.30 till 8.30PM (reservations via 020-7882158). After the concert, the Bimhuis Café is open (free entrance).
Bimhuis archive: Jef Neve
Ticket: € 18 / € 15 (CJP, Student card en Stadspas)