In ancient Greek theatre, 'deus ex machina' referred to a mechanical operation by which a god descended on the stage in a spectacular manner. The advent of electronic music had a similar effect. In his new project, trumpeter Jean-Paul Estiévenart explores the boundaries between the acoustic and electronic worlds of sound, together with sound magicians Jozef Dumoulin, Antoine Pierre, Nathan Wouter and Bo Van der Werf.
Within the traditional formula of an acoustic quintet, he manages to transform his pure melodies into pieces of contemporary improvisation, bursting in all directions. The result will appeal to jazzfans from the 50s and 60s as well as to melodic music lovers. Vers L'Avenir.
He knows how to draw the intersection between the past and the present of Jazz in a purely acoustic way. Jazzenzo
Estiévenart, who wrote all the music, gives a lot of space to the members of his group. But in the end, he himself makes the greatest impression: subtle trumpet player, strong compositions. De Standaard
And whoever thought it was only harmony and melody would be disappointed. Improvisation always plays a leading role in the music of this incredible Belgian trumpet player. Jazz Nu