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IMAGINE RAYMOND

Imagine Raymond (c) Thomas Geuens
Genre

Excentric Chamberjazz, Vintage Electronics

Influences

Raymond Scott

Bio

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.

Line-up

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

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