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Uncle Wellington cracked ‘The Code’!

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  ‘We cracked the code, unlocked the stupid things we thought, could hide us.’ The code is the first single of The faster I waltz, the better I jive. The song illustrates how one can patiently wait for something better, between realism and naivety. The first line echoes a famous Leonard Cohen line. It found its way to the song in the Yellow Door in Montreal, where the Canadian grandmaster played one of his first gigs. And this only weeks…

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Ready? Set? Go!

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And so it begins. SCHNTZL have brought out their outstanding debut album and have launched their first big release tour. Last week they made a start on conquering the Netherlands, with shows at the International Jazz Festival Rotterdam and the Paradox in Tilburg. Yesterday Aartselaar was the place to be for the first concert of the tour around Flanders and Wallonia, a double bill with Nathalie Loriers Trio organised by JazzLab Series and Les Lundis d’Hortence. For a chance to see your favourite…

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John Ghost on vinyl!

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Wondering what is missing from your vinyl collection? We have the answer: the LP of For A Year They Slept by John Ghost! At the start of next month you will be able to get this little gem for yourself, or who knows, write it on your xmas list? Apart from the great music this LP houses, its cover has been designed by Sammy Slabbinck, who recently made the international news and also appeared on Culture Club (Canvas): Sammy also designed the album…

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SCHNTZL: believe the hype

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Today SCHNTZL is presenting their debut album schntzl in avant-première at the W.E.R.F. Label Night, in the amazing Concertgebouw in Bruges. On November 4 the album will be properly released, both digitally and in music stores all around. The music will be available on cd and on vinyl! Jazzenzo Magazine already had a listen and here is their verdict: “SCHNTZL dares go their own way with their debut album schntzl. The references to GoGo Penguin, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich and Philip Glass…

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SCHNTZL, getting ready for take-off

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Exciting times for SCHNTZL: last month they took up residency in De Brakke Grond, the Flemish Arts Center in Amsterdam, to thoroughly prepare for their full album. At the end of June, the duo went to the studio of La Patrie (Ghent), to record the result of their time in Amsterdam. The match between SCHNTZL and producer Koen Gisen was remarkable; the tracks that they produced together are exactly what Hendrik and Casper had in mind, and the album ‘schntzl’ is sure…

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