Jan Swerts / Support: Bing & Ruth (Autumn Falls)
‘There’s comfort in melancholy’, Joni Mitchell once sang. It’s a motto that Jan Swerts can get behind. On his first two albums, the pianist has revealed himself to be an expert in musical solace.
He is clearly inspired by the minimal tradition of Wim Mertens and George Winston, but his approach recalls Mark Hollis and Nick Drake. He will be presenting his third album.
Jan Swerts (piano & voice), Beatrijs De Klerck (violin), Cedric Murrath (violin), Sam Faes (cello), Joeri Vaerendonck (double bass), Kevin Imbrechts (guitar & electronics), Gianni Marzo (guitar), Karen Willems (drums)
SUPPORT: BING & RUTH
New York Ensemble Bing & Ruth have announced their third studio album No Home of the Mind. Continuing with the deft minimalism that has marked them out in critical circles in recent years, the New York ensemble’s new record will be released on February 17, 2017, with its opening track, ‘Starwood Choker’.