Trio Grande & Matthew Bourne
contemporary jazz with classical & ethnic influence
These guys are very hard to label. Maybe that’s why people, like Björk, Tom Waits and Toots Thielemans, appear as their friends on MySpace. Playful meets deep and lyrical when the
Belgian-French threesome gets down to some serious play with the British surrealist pianist. Occasionally you might detect ethnic and circus-like moods in their sound.
The Belgian Michels Debrulle (dr) and Massot (tuba, trombone) were already performing as Trio Bravo and doing gigs with the Klaus Koenig Orchestra, Bathyscape V, Andy Emler’s
Mega-Octet and Tous Dehors Big Band, when they met in the early 90’s the French saxophonist/clarinetist Laurent Dehors, who sometimes also plays the bagpipes and other traditional horns. Since then the
three have made four much-praised albums together as Trio Grande. The latest is last year’s Un matin plein de promesses and it features the British pianist Matthew Bourne.