Bert Joris & Tutu Puoane Live at De Roma

Bert Joris & Tutu Puoane Live at De Roma

Bert Joris / Tutu Puoane

Label: Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917760026
Catalog number: RFP 007
Releasedate: 11-10-13
  • Trumpet player and composer Bert Joris has a legendary status,like his colleagues Toots Thielemans and Philip Catherine
  • He is one of the top jazzmen in Belgium, known for his warm sound and his lyricism
  • Here he composed and played live at De Roma with jazz quartet and orchestra and singer Tutu Puoane
  • Bert Joris worked for the first time withe the RFP Orchestra in 2002 when he wrote a piece for full symphony and big band
  • Now six years later, after the collaboration turned out to be a big success , Bert was asked to write for the orchestra again
  • The writing of Bert Joris for orchestra is very skillful,like a classical composer!
  • Tutu Puoane's warm and beautiful voice which is like no other and perfectly fitting in this special project
  • Due to his talents as a soloist, Bert Joris gets hired in 1978 by the “BRT radio Jazz orchestra”. He stays with this band till 1987, and during this period he becomes one of the main soloists and composers for this band
  • Bert Joris appears with many different combo’s and musicians such as: Philip Catherine, Enrico Pieranunzi ,Jesse Van Ruller, Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano,Woody Shaw, Hank Jones, Marc Johnson and many others
  • In 1996 Joris receives the prestigious prize DJANGO D’OR
  • In 1998 he Joris was chosen by Belgium public and critics as the best Jazz trumpet player of the year
  • South African singer Tutu Puoane leads her own quartet and is a guest vocalist for the great Brussels Jazz Orchestra, with which she released an album in honor of Miriam Makeba, called ʻMama Africaʼ, which also won a SAMA in May 2011
  • She released her successful debut album ʻsongʼ in 2007 and the follow-up came with ʻquiet nowʼ in 2009, which won the SAMA Award for the 2010 Best Traditional Jazz Album
  • A modern and stylistically flexible symphony orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic demonstrates an artistic flair which allows for a variety of styles – from classical to contemporary
  • Chief Conductor of this orchestra is of course Edo de Waart but Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic (deFilharmonie) and also on this recording, is British conductor Martyn Brabbins
On this live-recording in De Roma (Antwerp), the Royal Flemish Philharmonic is conducted by Martyn Brabbins. The unique trompet solos are played by the legendary Bert Joris, together with the powerfull jazz singer Tutu Puane

"For many many years now, as far back to my student days in Cape Town, I've fantasised, visualised and imagined myself on stage with an amazing band accompanied by a classical orchestra. Today, I’m listening to a recording of myself with an amazing band accompanied by a classical orchestra. I can't begin to tell you all how proud and grateful I am to all of you for  making one of my biggest dreams come true.” Tutu Puoane about this cd.

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