Antoine Pierre (drums) | Jean-Paul Estiévenart (trumpet) | Bert Cools (el. guitar) | Bram De Looze (piano) | Felix Zurstrassen (el. bass) | Frédéric Malempré (percussion)
+ guests: Ben Van Gelder (saxophone) | Reinier Baas (guitar) | Jozef Dumoulin Fender Rhodes).
'Suspended' is URBEX' third repertoire, but also the first live recording of this adventurous band created back in 2014.
This original repertoire, written by the leader of the sextet Antoine Pierre, is inspired by the electric period of Miles Davis, and particularly the album 'Bitches Brew'. Recorded at Brussels' charismatic venue Flagey in January 2020 - during the first public presentation of this new music!-, the music of Suspended is groovy and sparkling. It's an eruption of sound and energy. Sometimes a trance, sometimes a flight to a stunning climax.
URBEX has played over 75 concerts since their start in 2015 (Gent Jazz & Jazz Middelheim (BE), PBA (BE), Flagey (BE), Paradox (NL), Bimhuis (NL), Altes Pfandhaus (DE), Maison de la Radio Paris (FR), Bijloke (BE), Soleils Bleus Festival (FR),…). They previously released two albums on Igloo Records: "Urbex" (2016) and"Sketches Of Nowhere" (2018) and their latest via Outnote Records (Outhere). All released were acclaimed by the critics and the public. "Sketches Of Nowhere" received the labels 'CHOC Jazz Magazine', 'Indispensable JazzNews' and 'MUST TSF Jazz' as well as ‘Octave de la Musique 2018’.
'Suspended' was praised with four stars in leading (inter)national media such as Le Monde (FR), Trouw (NL), De Standaard, Jazz Magazine (FR), Le Soir, Knack, HUMO, ...