14 - 17 October 2020

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17 October National Opera and Ballet, 21:30 NOB, 21:30

BELMONDO QUINTET

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LIONEL BELMONDO tenor & soprano sax, flute

STEPHANE BELMONDO trumpet, flugelhorn

LAURENT FICHELSON piano

SYLVAIN ROMANO bass

TONY RABESON drums

Who does not know the Belmondo brothers? Stéphane, the trumpeter, flamboyant heir to Chet Baker and Freddie Hubbard, one of the great lyricists of his instrument, and one of the most esteemed on this side of the Atlantic. Lionel, the saxophonist who brought together the music of Lili Boulanger and Yusef Lateef, who united the Coltranian spirit with French liturgical traditions. For more than a quarter of a century, these two exceptional musicians have led an impressive number of musical adventures, with the unconditional support of their group, which has always followed them in all their artistic explorations. Today, on the strength of their experience and faithful to their principles, the brothers give pride of place to the intrepid Belmondo Quintet by finding, on the piano, the magnificent Laurent Fichelson whose elegance we no longer have to praise, nor the soulful spirit. Belmondo brothers performed at all biggest jazz festivals in the world and won numerous prestigious prizes. Their discography is impressive, recordings with a long list of jazz greats: Dee Dee Bridgwater, Michel Legrand, Jacky Terrasson, Yusef Lateef, Gil Evans, Stéphane Grappelli, as well with the great Brazilian singer, Milton Nascimento. Belmondo Quintet is a band in the form of all-stars, of flawless memory, of rare spiritual strength, jazz to the point of breath.