Alabaster dePlume (gb)

Friday 5 April 21:00 - 22:00 LA MACHINE


Poetry meets jazz with Shabaka Hutchings and Gilles Peterson as biggest fans

To be fair: it took a while, but once you get poet/saxophonist Alabaster dePlume into your head he becomes an A B S O L U T E addiction. Just take a listen to the superbly charming album ‘The Corner of a Sphere’, it’s adored by contemporary jazz protagonists. Shabaka Hutchings calls him One of my definite favourite saxophone players from this country’, Gilles Peterson claimed that ‘He absolutely blew my mind’ and The Comet Is Coming keyboard-player Danalogue produced the album.

Seeing is believing. The Guardian wrote: ‘One of the most thrilling performances I’ve seen this year; a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be.’

The New Wave of Jazz! @ La Machine BRDCST

has embraced The New Wave of Jazz! right from the very first edition. So we didn’t only invite Shabaka and the Ancestors, GoGo Penguin or Yussef Kamaal, but also Thundercat, De Beren Gieren, MDCIII and Vels Trio. All are acts that consider jazz to be a mentality rather than a genre. The New Wave Of Jazz! (with exclamation mark) is a title derived from the legendary tagline that was always found on the classy gatefold covers of Impulse! (the groundbreaking label that made furor in the ’60s with John Coltrane.)

Base of operations for The New Wave of Jazz! is nearby music cafe La Machine (Sint-Goriksplein 2), next to the famous Halls of Saint Géry. Not only will Queer Norwegian saxophonist Bendik Giske play there, but also Shabaka Hutchings-favorite Alabaster dePlume.