Thank you Georges Tonla Briquet and Jazzenzo Jazzmagazine for the beautiful review of our debut EP 3'Ain.
′′Describing the debut disc '3'Ain' as crossover would be an easy solution without putting everything into context. For the five compositions, the trio borrowed style elements and motifs from both Western and Eastern circles. A subtle cocktail of merges, as jazz can be. With accordion, trumpet and double bass they tentatively test a (limited) number of possibilities. Swing is missing, improvisation and blues on the other hand partly determine the main colour but following to the Maris method. And that means corrupted and impure but with a directness and emotional value to say the least..."
Read the full text (in Dutch) here
3'Ain Balcony Concert at gc De Markten, Brussels. Due to the rain, the event took place inside - with open doors and windows for Covid 19 safety. Big thanks to photographer Jochem Oomen for the beautiful pictures!
Jordi De Beule wrote the first review of our EP for Jazz & Mo'
"Anyone who has listened to Khaltoum by Ibrahim Maalouf in a loop by now, will surely enjoy the Middle Eastern jazz of 3'Ain. For what a pleasure it is to hear the Syrian trumpeter Yamen Martini!
In 2015 he arrived in Belgium and there he quickly crossed the path of Piet Maris. Since then, the two have worked together several times and when the opportunity arose for a residency in the Ostend arts workshop O.666, they immediately drummed up Otto Kint.
The result is an EP full of atmosphere.
Inspired by the view of the harbour, the opening song, originally written for a short film, gets a firm dose of sailor's grief. And also other songs are often drawn by what the Portuguese call so beautifully saudade.
The boats after which songs like Njord Puffin are named, you can almost hear them creaking and you can see them sailing towards the wide sea - giving and taking.
Thanks to a flawless recording, we get all the subtleties of the interplay of this trio: the full bass sound of Kint, the swelling and dying movements of Maris, the copper breath of Martini. How the latter pierces the silence, at times even reminds us of Soleá by Miles Davis, to name a big shot.
Of the best that came from Ostend since Sexual Healing."
Read the review (in Dutch) on the Jazz&Mo' website
The elderly residents at Seniorie Bizet in Anderlecht can not receive visitors on a regular basis just yet, so in order to cheer them up a little, their caretakers asked Jaune Toujours to play an open air concert.
Great concert ánd great dancers!
Have a look at some pictures below.
We still have to wait for the real thing (live festivals with a live audience... aaah, we'd give anything for that...) but to make up for this year's cancelled edition of Wereldfeest Leuven, we play Wereldfeest Online 2020 with Jaune Toujours! 6th of June 8pm, Belgian Time: Belgian World Music. After Bel Jazz, here's the next hot thing: Bel Mundo!
Watch the full stream on Facebook HERE
During the live stream you can enjoy an eclectic mix of video's, talks and of course music!
The following artists will stream an exclusive concert:
Several experts will shine a light on de consequences of the worldwide pandemic and the necessity of worldwide solidartiy.
Hosted by Sarah Bekambo en Lennaert Maes.
Help us save more lives together and make a donation via: https://donate.1212.be/Wereldfeest/~mijn-gift
More info: https://www.wereldfeest.be/
Out Of The Box Series: The Rolling Dice
This song was made by Piet Maris, for and inspired by the participants of Den Teirling, a day time activity center in Brussels for adults with psychological vulnerability.
They recorded the song together with the musicians of the house band also called The Rolling Dice.
As of today you can listen to it on Spotify!
Tell us what you think!