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
Nothing better to start the week then an enthousiast review:
The entertaining music is full of vitality and dynamism, propulsive, lively, and despite some twisted time signatures, as in "Refugees Welcome" (7/8), always dancing, the feet never want to remain motionless, the body swings all the time.
Their lyrics, written in a wild mixture of English, Dutch and French, are intelligent, poetic and demonstrate a sincere social commitment.
The crazy horns, crisp grooves and unbounded enthusiasm by the six first-class musicians are fun, the mix of punchy acoustic music somewhere between ska, polka and Balkans-Brass with peppered lyrics ignites from the first song.
"Europeana'' is a great album.
Written by Guntmar Feuerstein in the German Folkmagazin.
Pieter Wijnstekers gave Jaune Toujours' latest album Europeana a 3.5 star review in the May/June edition of Dutch music magazine Heaven.
Read the full review (in Dutch) by clicking the link on the right side.
Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir followed Jaune Toujours to London for a live session and interview at the BBC Radio 3. Thank you Thierry TC Coljon, we had a great time together!
Read the report (in French) on Le Soir's website!
See some of the images drummer Théo made for the photobook, listen to the music, and read Tyran Grillo's review on the Rootsworld.com website, or by clicking the link to the right.
Great review in Dutch music magazine MixedWorldMusic.com
Translated to English, the piece by Ronald Veerman would be something like this:
"If it weren't for Jaune Toujours' long and solid record of service, the band could still be accidentally associated with the 'gilets jaunes' movement because of the name. However, the Brussels collective has little to do with the cramped citizen protest, given the cheerful all-inclusive mentality that speaks from the music and the lyrics.
On Europeana - a word play on Americana - Jaune Toujours unambiguously opts for a connection between people, styles, languages and rhythms: rather the slightly chaotic melting pot of a Europe in motion than the rigid black-and-white thinking of the rising nationalism.
Naturally, it helps that the group has grown musically into a particularly smooth-running machine that routinely switches between ska, street funk and Balkan jazz and thus offers a colorful frame for the enthusiastically chanted texts of Piet Maris.
It is easy to imagine how Jaune Toujours will serve the festival pastures with this energetic mixture in the coming season; and if (positive) activism is more your thing, Europeana is the right fanfare for every climate march in 2019."
Thank you very much for your kind words Mr. Veerman.
Read the article in it's original form on MixedWorldMusic.com or by clicking the link to the right.
Thierry Coljon wrote a great review on Europeana by Jaune Toujours for the Belgian newspaper Le Soir way back in November, but nobody told us.
You can read the full article (in French) by clicking the link on the right or on Le Soir's website.