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In Exile of Dreams

Ivan Paduart Quartet

In Exile of Dreams

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Format: CD
Label: Jazz 'N Pulz
UPC: 0608917539127
Catnr: BMCD 75391
Release date: 01 November 2007
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Label
Jazz 'N Pulz
UPC
0608917539127
Catalogue number
BMCD 75391
Release date
01 November 2007
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About the album

Ivan Paduart: piano, synthesizer | Fay Claassen: vocals | David Linx: vocals | Toon Roos: tenor & sop. saxophone | Philippe Aerts: double bass | Joost van Schaik: drums

More than 15 years in the meantime I practice the astonishing profession named musician. From the very beginning I was heavily tempted in writing my own compositions and moreover going through the pleasure thereafter of the attraction in performing my own pieces in public.
Originally inspired by classical music I discovered at last that jazz was the most perfect way making my music as valuable as possible. The variety of so many different shapes, rhythms, harmonies and above all things the endlessness offered by improvisation that gave me the belief that everything was possible even playing wrong notes. Preferring to play in a trio setting the strongest satisfaction given to me was writing compositions for musicians chosen by myself as Tom Harrell, Bob Malach, Toots Thielemans, Richard Galliano, Charlie Mariano, Rick Margitza and Toon Roos.
As I met Bob Hagen in 2001, I was touched by his enthusiastic readiness to support musicians provided that he admired their qualities. His support and unshakable belief in my values as a
composer he made several projects and important concerts possible for me. On behalf of this album I invited two special vocalists both so very much admired European male and female singer David Linx and Fay Claassen. (Ivan Paduart, liner notes)
The Jazz Impulse Foundation was founded for the purpose of supporting musicians deserving greater recognition. During the quality selection there is a careful assessment considering opportunities and possibilities for the future success of these musicians. Ivan has the ability to compose in such an unexpected way that he is always recognizable in his work in a way nobody else does. His pieces, never superficial and never dull, are surprisingly lucid.
Every new composition again is an unbelievable experience, and many great and well known jazz musicians are always willing to play with him and of course especially his beautiful compositions. My very firm believe is that sometime in the future Ivan will unmistakably reach the status of a famous composer.
Next to the instrumental quartet pieces in which the marvelous playing Toon Roos on saxophone proves his unbelievable musical and lyrical intelligence there is also a solo piece in which Ivan proves consistently his fresh ideas. But the overtone on this album is dominated by two singers, both together or individually singing: Fay Claassen and David Linx who made individually already many cd’s. Without doubt you are within a few minutes convinced that here are gathered two of the best jazz singers of Europe with highly artistic repertoire. Though they both are qualified improvising soloists on this cd they don’t do that. They will impress you with a vivid blend of their vocal qualities with a number of not easy listening songs. For advanced music inquisitives these singers take their chances to the full extend to lead them to the limits of full admiration.

Artist(s)

Ivan Paduart (piano)

Belgian pianist Ivan Paduart discovered jazz when he was 17. A masterclass with Michel Herr (then pianist with Toots Thielemans) convinced him to pursue jazz full-time and in 1988, after six months at Antwerp's jazz-studio, and one year at Rotterdam's Royal Conservatory (where he studied with Rob Van Kreeveld), he joined the groups of American guitarist John Thomas, Italian trumpet player Gino Lattuca and Belgian trombone player Phil Abraham. In 1989 he won the 2nd prize at 'International Jazz Competition at La Défense' in Paris, and 1st prize at 'Brussels's Jazz-Rallye'. That same year Ivan formed the quintet Aftertouch, to play original fusion music. From 1990 to 1992 he toured Europe with his own group, played support for Bill Evans and...
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Belgian pianist Ivan Paduart discovered jazz when he was 17. A masterclass with Michel Herr (then pianist with Toots Thielemans) convinced him to pursue jazz full-time and in 1988, after six months at Antwerp's jazz-studio, and one year at Rotterdam's Royal Conservatory (where he studied with Rob Van Kreeveld), he joined the groups of American guitarist John Thomas, Italian trumpet player Gino Lattuca and Belgian trombone player Phil Abraham.
In 1989 he won the 2nd prize at "International Jazz Competition at La Défense" in Paris, and 1st prize at "Brussels's Jazz-Rallye". That same year Ivan formed the quintet Aftertouch, to play original fusion music. From 1990 to 1992 he toured Europe with his own group, played support for Bill Evans and recorded three albums. With his compositional mix of straight-ahead jazz and lyrical impressionism spiced with Latin influence he was awarded the 1993 Nicolas Dor prize for composition at the International Jazz Festival of Liège. In 1995, after tours of Italy and Canada, Ivan began a two-year international stint with Toots Thielemans. From 1996 onwards, the focus becomes almost exclusively the trio format with Hans Van Oosterhout as regular drummer and a variety of bass-players. He recorded his first cd’s with Challenge Records “White Nights” and "Clair Obscur" (both sold out), followed in 1998 by "Belgian Suites" (AL 73122) The trio occasionally calls on the collaboration of soloists like Rick Margitza or Toots Thielemans, Toon Roos, Bert Joris and Fay Claassen in the double album Live "A night at the Music village" (BMCD 395) in 2003.

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Fay Claassen (vocals)

Fay Claassen (vocals) Fay recorded her own albums together with many international musicians such as Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielemands, and she was invited as soloist for many CD recordings by the WDR Big Band, Bob Brookmeyers New Art Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra and the Danish Radio Big Band. She cooperated with well known conducters and arrangers such as Jim Mc Neely, Vince Mendoza and Michael Abene. Fay was rewarded with The Golden Record for her double album Two Portraits of Chet Baker. Jazz Times USA wrote about this cd: ’An Astonishing Album’, Down Beat: ‘A mega-production with extremely solo contributions’. In the Winners Poll of All About Jazz USA the album was proclaimed as ‘Best Vocal Album of the...
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Fay Claassen (vocals) Fay recorded her own albums together with many international musicians such as Mike Stern, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielemands, and she was invited as soloist for many CD recordings by the WDR Big Band, Bob Brookmeyers New Art Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra and the Danish Radio Big Band.
She cooperated with well known conducters and arrangers such as Jim Mc Neely, Vince Mendoza and Michael Abene. Fay was rewarded with The Golden Record for her double album Two Portraits of Chet Baker. Jazz Times USA wrote about this cd: ’An Astonishing Album’, Down Beat: ‘A mega-production with extremely solo contributions’.
In the Winners Poll of All About Jazz USA the album was proclaimed as ‘Best Vocal Album of the Year’. Moreover, for other albums Fay received a Grammy longlistnomination and an Edison Award. In 2011 her succesfully cd SING! with the WDR Big Band and the WDR Rundfunk Orchester conducted and arranged by Michael Abene was presented. As guest soloist Fay was often invited by the Metropole Orkest and Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Her effortless skill of improvisation not only brought her on stages in Europe, but also in Japan, China and the U.S.A.
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David Linx (vocals)

David Linx (Brussels, 1965) knew how to play music before he learned the alfabet. He played drums, flute and piano and after getting to know the songs of Ella Fitzgerald, he decided to become a singer. Before he is 10 years old he appears as a self-taught singer on the jazz scene to stay there. He played with Horace Parlan, Toots Thielemans, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Slide Hampton, Richard Gaillano, Steve Coleman, Victor Lazlo, Nathan Davis, and many more. As a composer-songwriter he got as far as the Count Basie Orchestra. In 1996 David was nominated for the Django d'Or in France for the category best jazz singer, together with Abbey LINCOLN and Cassandra WILSON. His first nomination in a long...
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David Linx (Brussels, 1965) knew how to play music before he learned the alfabet. He played drums, flute and piano and after getting to know the songs of Ella Fitzgerald, he decided to become a singer. Before he is 10 years old he appears as a self-taught singer on the jazz scene to stay there. He played with Horace Parlan, Toots Thielemans, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Slide Hampton, Richard Gaillano, Steve Coleman, Victor Lazlo, Nathan Davis, and many more. As a composer-songwriter he got as far as the Count Basie Orchestra. In 1996 David was nominated for the Django d'Or in France for the category best jazz singer, together with Abbey LINCOLN and Cassandra WILSON. His first nomination in a long row.

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Philippe Aerts (double bass)

Toon Roos (saxophone)

Composer(s)

Ivan Paduart (piano)

Belgian pianist Ivan Paduart discovered jazz when he was 17. A masterclass with Michel Herr (then pianist with Toots Thielemans) convinced him to pursue jazz full-time and in 1988, after six months at Antwerp's jazz-studio, and one year at Rotterdam's Royal Conservatory (where he studied with Rob Van Kreeveld), he joined the groups of American guitarist John Thomas, Italian trumpet player Gino Lattuca and Belgian trombone player Phil Abraham. In 1989 he won the 2nd prize at 'International Jazz Competition at La Défense' in Paris, and 1st prize at 'Brussels's Jazz-Rallye'. That same year Ivan formed the quintet Aftertouch, to play original fusion music. From 1990 to 1992 he toured Europe with his own group, played support for Bill Evans and...
more
Belgian pianist Ivan Paduart discovered jazz when he was 17. A masterclass with Michel Herr (then pianist with Toots Thielemans) convinced him to pursue jazz full-time and in 1988, after six months at Antwerp's jazz-studio, and one year at Rotterdam's Royal Conservatory (where he studied with Rob Van Kreeveld), he joined the groups of American guitarist John Thomas, Italian trumpet player Gino Lattuca and Belgian trombone player Phil Abraham.
In 1989 he won the 2nd prize at "International Jazz Competition at La Défense" in Paris, and 1st prize at "Brussels's Jazz-Rallye". That same year Ivan formed the quintet Aftertouch, to play original fusion music. From 1990 to 1992 he toured Europe with his own group, played support for Bill Evans and recorded three albums. With his compositional mix of straight-ahead jazz and lyrical impressionism spiced with Latin influence he was awarded the 1993 Nicolas Dor prize for composition at the International Jazz Festival of Liège. In 1995, after tours of Italy and Canada, Ivan began a two-year international stint with Toots Thielemans. From 1996 onwards, the focus becomes almost exclusively the trio format with Hans Van Oosterhout as regular drummer and a variety of bass-players. He recorded his first cd’s with Challenge Records “White Nights” and "Clair Obscur" (both sold out), followed in 1998 by "Belgian Suites" (AL 73122) The trio occasionally calls on the collaboration of soloists like Rick Margitza or Toots Thielemans, Toon Roos, Bert Joris and Fay Claassen in the double album Live "A night at the Music village" (BMCD 395) in 2003.

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Fay Claassen
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