Album Underwater Steps - Tatiana Alamartine - GAM Music

New Release! Underwater Steps - out now

French Classical New Age pianist and composer Tatiana Alamartine gently takes us into her personal, warm and entrancing underwater world of beauty, one where minimalist melodies and ethereal soundscapes combine with playful and interactive duos in the blue zone where classical, jazz and pop coexist.

"With Underwater Steps, Tatiana is presenting us with a wide variety of compositions and high-quality guests. It is a gentle oddissey, where one’s attention is captured by her splendid piano touch, a deep feeling, and above all else lots of authenticity”.

Nora Kamm, German Saxophonist, flutist and composer, based in Paris


Album Avant un Reve - Loos/Prins/Walnier - GAM Music

Avant Un Rêve

Three stellar Belgian musicians from both the jazz and classical scene form this unique "chamber jazz" constellation (piano, guitar, and cello), to offer us an original repertoire full of heart-stirring melodies, entrancing soundscapes, and interactive and highly dynamic improvisations.

"…journeying from introspective to extroverted, from high-flying to deeply rooted, but always searching for melodic and harmonic beauty. This is a beautiful trip, in mutual respect, complicity, lyricism, and sometimes with a hint of mystery."
Michel Herr, pianist, composer, arranger


Maria Palatine Album my-voice-is-my-plea - GAM Music

My Voice is My Plea

Welcome to Maria Palatine's unique musical universe, where her crystal clear voice and virtuoso harp playing are the paint brushes she uses effortlessly to convey her take on our world, its utter beauty and desolation, where humans experience extreme joys and heartbreaking pains, and where her love for mother earth is shared by her: a strong voice of 21st century womankind - without compromise or corruption. Like her music: pure and universal.

"My Voice is My Plea is somewhere between jazz, Chamber music, Peter Gabriel, and Sting!" Bastien Gilson, multi award-winning sound engineer


Light

This pure jazz guitar trio album was recorded just a few days after the September 11, 2001 attack on NYC.

The trio felt that even though it was hard to think about anything else, it was therefore even more important than usual to focus on sharing music without concessions, artifices and judgements with each other, and ultimately sending all that positive energy out in the world.

"This CD is very much like a set we would play live, as we recorded most of the tunes in one take, and the sequence of the tunes is in the order in which we recorded them. I guess one could say "recorded live in the studio"". Jeanfrançois Prins

"After each tune, we would find ourselves talking about the events of September 11th. It seemed to me that because of our raised consciousness, there was a real sense of abandonment to our playing that resulted in a real looseness in the music. We play because we have a burning and passionate love for music". Steve Davis

Light - Jeanfrançois Prins - Steve Davis - Larry Kohut


Jean-Pierre Gebler - meggie-belgian-jazz-all-stars - GAM Music

Meggie

A close friend of jazz legends, including Chet baker, Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell and Gerry Mulligan since the late '50s, Jean-Pierre Gebler developed a warm, soft tone on the baritone sax, and a deep knowledge and love for the West Coast, Bop, Cool Jazz, and Post Bop repertoire.

Arranged by award-winning, world class composer/arranger/pianist Michel Herr, Meggie by Jean-Pierre Gebler and this Belgian jazz all stars band takes us on a tour through Jazz memory lane with much passion and warmth.


Jeanfrançois Prins - album-beauty-and-the-prince - GAM Music

Beauty & the Prince

Guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins has once again created a rich, multi-textured musical tapestry with a collection of grooving jazz standards, originals, and fusion tunes. The interaction between Prins and his band, each a world-renowned player in his own right, shows the intense listening and mutual inspiration felt by all. Note that he cut here the first guitar version of Jimmy Rowles' magnificent melody "The Peacocks"

Judy Niemack appears as a guest vocalist on 8 tracks, and sails through tricky arrangements, scats like an angel, and delivers lyrics with heartfelt emotion.

Piano master Fred Hersch appears on 7 tracks, as brilliant and interactive as ever, whether weaving his luxuriant harmonies around Niemack's voice or co-composing intricate fugue-like lines in real time with Prins.

 


lee-konitz jeanfrancois-prins live - GAM Music

Live at Manhattan Jazz Club

In the short history of jazz there's only been a small handful of truly creative, inventive improvisers. Lee Konitz stands out as one of the most beautiful poets in this expansive music. His playing and concepts have been a big part of my development. He's been an inspired improviser all his life and it comes through his horn in every breath!!
I've seen Jeanfrançois Prins develop so fast in the last few years (I'm really proud of him). He's becoming a real voice on the guitar with a warmth that's all his own. His trio with Bruno Castellucci and Sal La Rocca is a perfect match with Lee. They ask the musical question "Is Now The Time?" Now Is The Time everytime when all the elements fall in place, as they do here.
Great tunes, with sensitive, creative improvisers that play with a deep sense of history and swing as they explore new places within the music.

Joe Lovano, master saxophonist and composer


Album putter smith night song - GAM Music

Night Song

Bass wizard Putter Smith convened a group of highly individual master instrumentalists. Together under his guidance, they weaved a mysterious, lush, profound message of beauty.

"During a lovely, long train ride from Amsterdam to Berlin recently, I had the pleasure to listen to some very nice music created by Putter Smith, a fine bassist and composer.
With Gary Foster, a long time spiritual buddy who plays better everytime I hear him, and John Gross, a cross between Warne Marsh and Coltrane (a very expressive player on the tenor sax), Peter Donald and Joey Baron sounding very involved (alternate dates), and Patrice Rushen and Dave Frishberg adding some musical harmonies, and an assortment of nice tunes.
They manage to take the sic(k) out of the music, and add a lot of the muse! (muse sick!!).
Thanks Mr. Prins for thinking enough of this program to make it available to us." - Lee Konitz, saxophone legend


richard-rousselet waitin' for you - GAM Music

Waitin' for You

This Belgian Jazz All Stars quintet plays original compositions and arrangements on jazz standards with much originality, lightness and a deep understanding of the various styles of jazz history.

Hearing their take on "Dear Old Stockholm", "Caravan", "Simone", or "Well, You Needn't" for instance will most certainly entice you to also give a listen to their own compositions.

Full of surprises, swing and joy!


Mary Kay - Make-Someone-Happy - GAM Music

Make Someone Happy

Mary Kay has had an unusual career as a real Jazz vocalist, starting in her hometown Brussels, where she already was featured with the top big bands as a teenager, touring and performing with Benny Goodman who wanted to bring her back to the USA to be featured with his band, then after a long self-imposed break to raise her children, she came back with a vengeance, performing  and touring with such heavy weights as piano master Eugen Cicero, Toots Thielemans, Peter Herbolzheimer and even as a featured soloist with Quincy Jones' big band at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Here is Mary's one and only available recording to this day. It documents the depth of her expression, her impeccable time feel, the agility of her warm voice and her total ballad mastery. For it she surrounded herself with her all-time friend and compatriot Toots Thielemans, veteran bassist Jean Warland and a few of Belgium's most talented young lions.

"Music is an all consuming passion for Mary Kay.
She has been "singing her heart out" for many years, and finally had the opportunity to make a recording surrounded by some of the finest Belgian musicians.
I was very happy to participate in the project.
Open your heart to Mary's heart and "she'll make you happy""

Toots Thielemans, chromatic harmonica and guitar legend