Samuel Ber / Malaby / Dumoulin / Ber

Friday 14 August 2021 / 23.00-00.00 h. / Club Stage

Tony Malaby (tenor & soprano saxophone), Jozef Dumoulin (Fender Rhodes, keyboards, effects), Samuel Ber (drums, compositions)

Doors of this festival day open at 14.00.
This is a standing concert.

Ticket price is 44 euro. Child tickets are available at 8 euros (see conditions).
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.

Main Stage
21h30 – 23h00 – John Zorn / Laurie Anderson / Bill Laswell
19h30 – 20h45 – TBA
17h30 – 18h45 – TBA
15h30 – 16h45 – TBA

Club Stage
23h00 – 00h00 – Malaby-Dumoulin-Ber
20h50 – 21h25 – Reservoir Ghosts
18h50 – 19h25 – Pentadox ‘Fragments of Expansion’
16h50 – 17h25 – Samuel Ber (solo)
14h30 – 15h30 – TBA

Belgium does not have a shortage of high-profile jazz drummers: Lander Gyselinck, Dré Pallemaerts, Stéphane Galland, Teun Verbruggen, Antoine Pierre, and so we can continue with a solo by Buddy Rich. The youngest member is called Samuel Ber. And that he can already compete with his predecessors, he will show (and hear) this summer at Jazz Middelheim in four different formations.

Ber will close that day with the trio Malaby / Dumoulin / Ber – a small miracle, noted De Standaard, because the American saxophonist Tony Malaby is a New York icon, “and the fact that he saw this project says a lot about the talent of Ber. ” But of course it also says a lot about the status of Jozef Dumoulin, whose keyboards and Fender Rhodes helped ensure that Maps & Synecdoches, the debut album of the trio, has become such an alien quirky curiosity. “Bold”, “mysterious”, “suspenseful”, “inventive” are just a few of the words that regularly crop up in reviews – both from the album and from the trio’s concerts. “Improvisation” is another one of those, by the way. But also know that behind every song by Malaby / Dumoulin / Ber very ingenious compositions by the latter