Dead Jazz

As part of the festival: French Quarter, Jazz in NYC 2024

Developed with two mirrored keyboards, like the two guitars at the heart of the Grateful Dead machine, this adventure vibrates to the sound of the distorted timbres of the Fender Rhodes and other Farfisa instruments that made up the sound of the sixties, masterfully piloted by Laurent Fickelson and Eric Legnini. Lionel Belmondo has conceived the repertoire as songs that open up to improvisation and feature solos that are as explosive as they are illuminating. Carried along by the striking strokes of Dr Pallemaerts, undisputed master of twists and turns, and Thomas Bramerie's ironclad double bass, Jerry Garcia's songs return from the dead, resurrected from their inspired breaths by the Belmondo brothers, Lionel on fiery saxophone and Stéphane on lyrical trumpet. From cosmic sparkles to funky grooves, from anthemic ballads to sonic deflagrations, from mystical blues to hippie ritornello, Deadjazz offers a series of stations along the Grateful Dead's grandiose path. 

Whether you're a jazz sun worshipper or a fire thief on a rock mountain, the trip is guaranteed. 

Lionel Belmondo: tenor and soprano saxophone, flutes
Stéphane Belmondo: trumpet, flugelhorn
Thomas Bramerie: double bass
Eric Legnini: Fender Rhodes
Laurent Fickelson: Farfisa Organ, & Fender Rhodes
Dré Pallemaerts: drums


February 2024

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