Ewout Pierreux Trio

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Category:groep / artiest
Actual/previous members:Yannick Peeters, Steven Cassiers, Ewout Pierreux


No thanks to Jef Neve’s international success Ewout Pierreux (°1978) is, a little too emphatically, known as ‘that other great pianist’ in Belgium. It’s a shame, but it’s also understandable. For a long time, this rather reserved young man chose the life of the sideman. Performing in the Nina Simone homage ‘Goddam!’, or at the request of harmonica maestro Toots Thielemans. Such jobs obviously don’t appear out of thin air. While at the LemmensInstituut in Leuven, he attended master classes with, among others, Brad Mehldau, Bobo Stenson, Kenny Werner and Bruce Barth. At Jazz Middelheim, in 2001, he was part of Maria Schneider’s workshop big band.

In the meantime, Pierreux has grown into a smoky pianist, with an ear for blue notes, who regularly allows himself to let it all out. You can hear suggestions of Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett, but also of stride and boogie. He presents it all in his quartet, Jazzisfaction, in the South-African singer, Tutu Puoane’s band and, of course, in the Ewout Pierreux Trio.

The trio, with Yannick Peeters (double bass) and Steven Cassiers (drums), performs a repertoire of own compositions and classics deeply rooted in bebop. Sounds like hot jazz with a fuzzy edge.

(c) Bart Cornand for Flanders Music Centre

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