Toine Thys « ORLANDO »

Sunday 15 August 2021 / 17.20-17.55 u. / Club Stage

Toine Thys (BE): sax en bass clarinet
Antoine Pierre (BE): drums
Maxime Sanchez (FR): piano
Florent Nisse (FR): double bass

Door of this festival day open at 12.30h.
This is a sitting concert day.
Tickets prices are 39 euro. Child tickets cost 8 euro (see conditions).
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.

Main Stage
20.00-21.30h. – Anouar Brahem ‘The Astounding Eyes of Rita’
18.00-19.15h. – TBA
16.00-17.15h. – Youn Sun Nah
14.00-15.15h. – Michel Portal

Club Stage
21.30-22.30h. – Le Ravage d’Ali Baba
19.20-19.55h. – DERvISH
17.20-17.55h. – Toine Thys “Orlando”
15.20-15.55h. – OVERSEAS « TAMAM MORNING » feat. Harmen Fraanje

Saxophonist and bass clarinetist Toine Thys has belonged to the Belgian jazz top for two decades. When he is not making his own music for a while, he is in the studio with Reggie Washington, Ben Monder and Jozef Dumoulin, among others. In short, the perfect profile to watch over the Club Stage on the last day of Jazz Middelheim – in three different guises.

In addition to the saxophonist Toine Thys, we find the essential oil drummer and henchman Antoine Pierre (Joshua Redman, Philip Catherine, Tom Barman / Taxi Wars), the Parisians Florent Nisse on double bass (David Enhco, Yaron Herman, Michel Portal) and Maxime Sanchez on piano (Magic Malik, Chris Cheek, Flash Pig).

A variety of styles, tones and subtle rhythms bring joy and melancholy together and invite you to travel in this poetic universe of feelings.

The light drumming opens the door to this natural world and the central double bass breathes like the old tree under which Orlando throws himself. In an endless play of sound and silence, melodies of the bass clarinet and the ever-changing virtuoso chord playing of the piano interweave in the adventure that is central to this experience.

To experience real interaction, the musicians chose to record the entire album in an open space (without booths or headsets). For this they chose the big stage of Espace Senghor in Brussels, where they will also present the album before their official release. This set-up makes the contact and concentration between the musicians very tangible, while instinctual and a healthy dose of self-confidence, glues everything together.