OUT NOW: It Might As Well Be Swing – Rebirth::Collective feat. Tutu Puoane – SFR-CD018

SFR-CD018 – It Might As Well Be Swing – Rebirth::Collective feat. Tutu Puoane

We’re excited to present the new album in our catalogue! ‘It Might As Well Be Swing’ of Rebirth::Collective featuring Tutu Puoane is out on all platforms today.

Fourth album of Rebirth::Collective, the eight-piece ensemble led by trombonist Dree Peremans that has become a household name in the local Belgian music scene, with its joyful take on jazz history. This time they present a tribute to the famous crooners of the past, featuring the beautiful voice of South African and Belgium-based singer Tutu Puoane, who brings her effortless swinging cool to the music. A repertoire of new and own arrangements of some famous and less famous standards of the Great American Songbook, and a vocal version of an all-time favorite big band classic.

Order your copy in our webshop or find it in your favorite record store. In case they don’t have it in stock yet, tell the responsible to order it at our distributor Sonic Rendezvous.

The album is available on various streaming services, but please be aware: no better way of supporting independent music/artists than by buying a physical copy.

This project is on tour in Flanders in fall ’21 and spring ’22. For dates, please visit the gigs-section of this website.

Cheers everybody, and enjoy the music!

SFR

Upcoming release: ‘It Might As Well Be Swing’ – Rebirth::Collective feat. Tutu Puoane – SFR-CD018

We are very happy to announce the next release in our catalogue: ‘It Might As Well Be Swing’ is the fourth album of Rebirth::Collective, the eight-piece ensemble led by trombonist Dree Peremans that has been making a name for itself in the local Belgian music scene with its joyful take on jazz history.

This time they present a tribute to the famous crooners of the past, featuring the beautiful voice of South African and Belgium-based singer Tutu Puoane, who brings her effortless swinging cool to the music. A repertoire of new and own arrangements of some famous and less famous standards of the Great American Songbook, and a vocal version of an all-time favorite bigband classic. Get ready to put on your dancing shoes 🙂

Release date is 20 September 2021. Look out for it in your favorite record store, or on various streaming media. We thank you for being aware that the most supportive and sustainable way to purchase music is a good old-fashioned physical copy, preferably in a good-old fashioned record store (or its webshop) , or straight from us of course via the shop-page on this website. We package and ship with love. 🙂

This project is on tour in Flanders in the upcoming months. Check our gigs-page for a concert in your area!

SAXKARTEL – THE CHROMATIC GARDENER – LIVE STREAM RELEASE CONCERT

In september 2020, Saxkartel released its new album The Chromatic Gardener on our label, with a new line-up and fresh repertoire of originals only. Due to the pandemic, release concerts have not been possible, so the band decided to organise a virtual one via live stream.

On February 19 2021, they will live-record and live stream a concert from JET studios in Brussels, straight to your living room.

Tickets are available here in the shop of this website, for the symbolical price of 2,50€. More details about the procedure can be found there as well.

The concert will be available afterwards for 2 days (until the end of the weekend at midnight) for (re)viewing via the same unique link.

Thank you in advance for your support, and thanks to the Flemish Government for providing the necessary funds to be able to organize this event in these extraordinarily difficult times and to remunerate the artists properly.

We hope to ‘see’ you on February 19!!

SFR & Saxkartel.

OUT NOW: TIMES CHANGE AND SO MUST WE – MUZE JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEAT. LENNERT BAERTS (SFR-CD016) & CHANNELING THE FLOOD – ANTI-PANOPTICON

SFR-CD016 Times Change And So Must We – Muze Jazz Orchestra feat. Lennert Baerts
SFR-CD017 Channeling The Flood – Anti-Panopticon

Today is a bit of a landmark in the history of our humble label – first time we are presenting a double release 🙂

The music on both albums is written by the young Belgian saxophonist/composer Lennert Baerts (°1996). Baerts is considered one of the greatest talents of the current youngest generation of Belgian (jazz) musicians. After an intensive training as a football player with the youth of Belgian top team KRC Genk with a promising career as a goalkeeper in sight, fate decided to steer him in a completely different direction, and he developed at record speed into a gifted and skilled musician, with studying saxophone with Kurt Van Herck, Ben Sluijs and Frank Vaganée, and composition with Wim Henderickx and Bram van Camp.

The first album, ‘Times Change And So Must We’, is an impressive and genre-defying suite in three parts that Baerts wrote especially for the Muze Jazz Orchestra, here for the occasion in a twelve-piece XL line-up. MJO brings together a group of musicians from the Belgian province of Limburg and the surrounding area and was born within Muze, the cultural center in Heusden-Zolder, also the home town of Baerts.

The second, ‘Channeling The Flood’ is his more mainstream acoustic-sounding jazz quartet Anti-Panopticon, with adventurous and very musical interplay with and by some other great young talents from Belgium and the Netherlands: Floris Kappeyne (NL) on piano, Tijs Klaassen ( NL) on bass, Jesse Dockx (B) on drums.

Both albums provide an intriguing overview of the stylistic richness and some very different aspects of a fascinating young musician in full development, whose dedication, discipline and ambition are quite remarkable.

Order your copies in our webshop or find them in your favorite record store. In case they don’t have them in stock yet, tell the responsible to order them at our distributor Sonic Rendezvous.

You can download digital copies in the iTunes Store (SFR-CD016 & SFR-CD017), and the albums are also available on various streaming services, but please be aware: no better way of supporting independent music/artists than by buying physical copies! Thanks for being aware!

For info on gigs and more, please visit Lennert’s website.

Cheers everybody – we sincerely hope you’ll enjoy the albums as much as we do, and thanks a lot for your interest.

SFR.

Upcoming DOUBLE release: Muze Jazz Orchestra feat. Lennert Baerts & Anti-Panopticon.

photo © Jordi Koninx

Yes, for the first time in our catalogue’s history, we will release two albums on the same day. 🙂 We believe to have a good reason, because the music of both albums is written (and played) by young Belgian tenorist/composer Lennert Baerts. The first one, ‘Times Change And So Must We‘ is an impressive and genre-defying suite in three parts for a twelve-piece orchestra. And number two, ‘Channeling The Flood‘ is his more mainstream acoustic sounding jazz quartet, Anti-Panopticon, full of downright fascinating writing and intense playing, and showing another side of this young musician’s multi-faceted talent in full development.

November 16 2020 is the date, and we hope you are as excited as we are. 🙂

More info soon!

OUT NOW: THE CHROMATIC GARDENER – SAXKARTEL – SFR-CD015

Very happy to present number 15 in the still growing catalogue of our platform!

Saxkartel is a highly original Belgian saxophone quartet, and the brainchild of saxophonist/composer Tom Van Dyck. The project has a long history with a few albums and and a major prize under its belt. After a long hibernation, here’s version 2.0 with a fresh line-up and new original compositions. Plenty of colours and grooves, without a rhythm section, and a lot of charismatic solo contributions of all four members. Challenging like a real jazz band yet accessible like a string quartet, this ensemble assumes a special place in the contemporary musical landscape. Music worth (re)discovering!

Order your copy in our webshop or find it in your favorite record store. In case they don’t have it in stock yet, tell the responsible to order it at our distributor Sonic Rendezvous.

You can download a digital copy at the iTunes store, and the album is also available on various streaming services, but please be aware: no better way of supporting independent music/artists than by buying a physical copy.

For info on gigs and more, please visit the Saxkartel-website

Cheers everybody – we sincerely hope you’ll enjoy the album, and thanks a lot for your interest.