Thu 05.04.18

Josef Leimberg: Astral Progressions

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BRDCST: Kendrick Lamar & Kamasi Washington collaborator goes ‘spiritual jazz’

BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.
The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast that released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation form the focal point for BRDCST. Our musical gut-feeling does the rest.

BRDCST spreads its wings! Doing so with two extra concert evenings at a location a stone’s throw away from AB: just recently renovated, jazz club The Music Village. Our focus in on The New Wave of Jazz that BRDCST last year – see: Yussef Kamaal, Shabaka & The Ancestors, Thundercat,... –  devoted abundant attention to.

Please note: the Limited BRDCST Festival Pass is only valid for concerts in AB. You need a separate ticket for admittance to concerts in The Music Village.

The Music Village – Steenstraat/Rue des Pierres 50 – 1000 Brussels (halfway between AB & the Grand-Place)



‘Holy Moses this shit is dope!’
(The Gaslamp Killer)

Those who read the liner notes on Kendrick Lamar’s iconic album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ will, for tracks like ‘Wesley’s Theory’, ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’ and ‘You Ain’t Gotta Lie’, always find one name: that of trumpet player Josef Leimberg. Leimberg’s CV appears even more impressive due to collaborations with legends like Funkadelic, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. He personally considers Miles Davis (who track ‘Lonely Fire’ he reworked), Clifford Brown and Woody Shaw to be his jazz heroes.

His outright imposing debut ‘Astral Progressions’ was promptly described as ‘A dazzling debut.’  (LA Weekly)  or ‘...quite simply one of the best Spiritual Jazz Albums to come out in many years.’ Gilles Peterson, The Wire and Kamasi Washington – to be heard on Leimberg’s debut – were also convinced. Those fond of The New Wave of Jazz, urgently need to put Josef Leimberg on a pedestal.

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zéér goed maar veel te kort, ze konden zo niet voluit gaan met improviseren, had ik de indruk... Het was goed maar veel te kort!
Musicalement irréprochable mais très court (à peine 1 heure). On n'avait pas l'impression que Josef était très heureux d'être là. Du travail de pro mais sans passion.
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