Guillaume Vierset "Harvest Group"

"Nacimiento Road"

Guillaume Vierset - guitar, compositions / Mathieu Robert - soprano saxophone / Marine Horbaczewski - cello / Yannick Peeters - double bass / Yves Peeters - drums

Revealed on the jazz scene with LG Jazz Collective (septet bringing together the young guard of Belgian jazz - Antoine Pierre, JP Estiévenart, ...) but also active as sideman for pop bands (Sacha Toorop, Typh Barrow ...), the guitarist Guillaume Vierset returns with Harvest Group, a project that is particularly close to his heart. After a first opus, "Songwriter", released in 2015 and nominated for the Octaves of Music, he presents a new album with folk accents.
With "Nacimiento Road", the guitarist takes us through the vast expanses of the American West, somewhere between Arizona and California and presents music between jazz and folk. He is inspired by both Jim Hall’s acoustic jazz and Jakob Bro’s aerial music, or the American tradition of guitar playing by Julian Lage and Pat Metheny. But above all, he affirms his strong taste for the folk tradition and the harmony of songwriters (already unveiled with his first album whose title was revealing) drawing inspiration from the music of Sam Amidon, the modern folk of Bon Iver, the sense of Neil Young’s melody, or Nick Drake’s dark nostalgia. It is not by chance that this eleven titles also offers a magnificent arrangement of the traditional American "Long Journey".
With this album, the guitarist asserts himself through a much freer writing in favor of a harmony rich in emotions. Harvest has found its identity, a veritable group sound where the guitar, the soprano sax and the cello intertwine brilliantly in favor of dreamlike flights supported by a rhythmically sensitive skin.
An ascension journey through the American imagination led by one of the most original groups of the current Belgian jazz scene.

10€ / 8€ members, students, jobseekers.
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