this time I will play with an amazing project “The Cool School”.
The Cool School is a Septet born in 2013 in Brussels. Created by the Spanish trumpet player Marco Llano, graduated with a Jazz Trumpet Bachelor by the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, the band is composed by different european nationalities issues from the Brussels jazz scene. The Cool Jazz is a style in Jazz History that everyone heard about but not so many projects nowadays plays anymore.
That’s why the purpose of this project was to recreate for the present audience, the sound and the atmosphere of the West Coast Jazz also know as Cool Jazz; a style developed mainly by white jazz musicians (Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan…) in the early 1950’s around California. In opposition to the frenetic swing of Bebop of the East Coast (NY, Boston, Kansas…), the West Coast Jazz features a calmer and melodic way to swing and a predilection to be more heavily arranged with some classical music arrangement techniques.
Another characteristic of the style that Marco Llano wanted to apply to the band is the absence of harmonic instruments ( piano, guitar…), just featuring 5 horns (Trumpet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Barytone Sax, Trombone) and Double Bass and Drums.
WHERE: The Metronome Jazz Club, Rue de Manège, 14, 4800, Verviers
AT WHAT TIME: 21h00
The Cool School at The Metronome Jazz Club 30/04/15 – 21h