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jazz Bobby Jaspar & René Thomas Quintet at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels Sonuma Archives 1962

Sonuma Archives 1962

Bobby Jaspar & René Thomas Quintet at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels Sonuma Archives 1962

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Archive films like this preserve the rare virtuosity of European cool jazz musicians who might otherwise have been forgotten. Belgian saxophonist and flautist Bobby Jaspar, and his compatriot guitarist René Thomas, were among the best improvisers in the world when this concert was recorded in 1962. Though we tend to remember American jazzmen more readily, these European cats could sit in as well as anyone. 

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Cast

  • Bobby Jaspar
  • René Thomas
  • Benoît Quersin | Double bassist
  • Amedeo Tommasi | Pianist
  • Daniel Humair | Drummer
  • Raymond Rossius | Movie director

Program

  • Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins / Bobby Jaspar / René Thomas, Oleo
  • René Thomas / Bobby Jaspar / Amedeo Tommasi, Ballata in forma di blues
  • René Thomas / Bobby Jaspar / Jimmy Van Heusen, It Could Happen To You
  • René Thomas, I Remember Sonny

Details

  • Venue: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Salle Henry Le Boeuf (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Production date: 1962
  • Recording date: 1962
  • Duration: 28 min
  • Production: © Sonuma
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