Cinematic, Improvisation, Soundscapes
Steve Reich, Jaga Jazzist, John Hollenbeck
John Ghost (Gent, BE), the sextet around guitarist / composer Jo De Geest, draws influences from jazz, rock and contemporary classical music.
Minimalism, electronics and a cinematic atmosphere characterize their instrumental music.
John Ghost is ingenious and accessible, often described as a symbiosis between the sounds of Steve Reich, Nils Frahm and Jaga Jazzist.
On Sep 27th 2019 they released their second album, ‘Airships Are Organisms’, through Sdban Ultra. Herein the band was accompanied by Jørgen Træen, producer of, among others, the Norwegian electro-jazz group Jaga Jazzist, Kaizers Orchestra, Hubro and Sondre Lerche.
Jo De Geest – compositions, guitar, loops
Rob Banken – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Wim Segers – vibraphone, marimba, percussion
Karel Cuelenaere – piano, Fender Rhodes, synth
Lieven Van Pee – bass
Elias Devoldere – drums, percussion