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Yannick Peeters ‘GingerBlackGinger’

Mar 1, 2024 | Jazz, Music

Peeters has crossed the great divide and emerged as an astute leader

If some forms of free expression are a true reflection of an artist’s personality then Yannick Peeters is a complex soul. This outpouring of compulsive, cutting edge jazz, exhibits the bass player’s diverse compositional prowess, and a keen ear for highly charged musicianship.

Peeters, a double bass player from Belgium, describes her music as ‘’pure and raw’’ and has assembled an enviable cast to emerge as a leader in her own right.

Bizarre juxtapositions are ever present as Frederik Leroux’s guitar skips across genres with a Ribot style ragged glory dancing around Frans Van Isacker’s spluttering and surging sax and clarinet. Not forgetting a rhythm section consisting of the mercurial Tom Rainey, and a beautifully understated performance from Peeters herself.

At its most contrasting, Everything Is Going To Be Alright is somewhat of a misnomer as it travel across some tricky avant terrain, and (less) Sorrowful is a dark rumination climaxing with surging sheets of guitars and straining saxophone. Possessing a bold immediacy, and continually evolving ideas, it gels into one of the freshest jazz releases in recent times.

Peeters has crossed the great divide and this debut is an indication of exciting times ahead.

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