Vansina-Verbruggen-Gudmundsson

Category:groep / artiest
Genre(s):Jazz
Actual/previous members:Gulli Gudmundsson, Bruno Vansina, Teun Verbruggen

Biography

With some bands, it just needs to be moving. And we aren’t talking about beats per minute, nor about fierce finger snapping, but rather about a sense of urgency. A compulsion to make music together, to plan, to record and right now, if you please, or accidents will happen.

The trio of Bruno Vansina (saxophones), Teun Verbruggen (drums) and Gulli Gudmundsson (bass) is one of those. A CD of one of their first concerts was recorded in 2005. From the very beginning, it was a quest for their own sound, by means of classics, own compositions and free improvisation. Something like that is called ‘growing up in public’.

An intense inquisitiveness drove them to aim high: in 2005 they created Double Trio – a confrontation between a jazz trio and three dancers - with the internationally renowned dance company Rosas. A year later they were on tour with the Fender-Rhodes mammoth Jozef Dumoulin and Magic Malik, who got himself noticed on St-Germain’s Boulevard. And, as it becomes this band, the tour resulted in a live album (In Orbit). Gradually, with an almost oppressive simplicity and, above all else, with lots of guts they fling themselves wholeheartedly into exhilarating improvisation.

(c) Bart Cornand for Flanders Music Centre

Selective discography

St. CeciliaSt. Cecilia (2017)
free & experimental jazz
Vansina-Verbruggen-Gudmundsson
Tokio QuantizeTokio Quantize (2007)
Jazz
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In OrbitIn Orbit (2006)
Jazz, free & experimental jazz
Vansina-Verbruggen-Gudmundsson
Trio MusicTrio Music (2004)
Jazz
Vansina-Verbruggen-Gudmundsson

Op compilaties van Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen

Jazztublieft! / Vol. 2Jazztublieft! / Vol. 2 (2007)
Jazz
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