Excentric Chamberjazz, Vintage Electronics
Imagine Raymond is a new group with a long history. Wofo, the original quintet, was extended with trumpeter Jon Birdsong, electronica wizard Ruben Nachtergaele and visual artist Victor Van Rossem.
Together they dive into the head and the music of Raymond Scott, whose countless quotations in Warner Brothers cartoons anchored his music in our collective memory.
Scott was equally brilliant in composing popular acoustic music as in inventing and composing for electronic instruments. Imagine Raymond brings a synthesis of these two worlds, presenting a unique perspective.
Don’t expect a standard tribute, rather an adventurous musical journey, supported by video footage, manipulated live.
Mattias Laga - clarinets
Jon Birdsong - cornet
Michel Mast - tenor sax
Stijn Engels - piano
Ruben Nachtergaele - electronica
Xavier Verhelst - double bass
Jonathan Callens - drums
Victor Van Rossem - visuals
Laureaat JazzLab Impuls 2016