About Gratitude Trio

The group emerged during the Brussels Jazz Marathon as a 'carte blanche' given to Louis Favre (Egon, Selah Sue) in May 2010 . This was the perfect reason to invite Alfred Vilayleck (KOA collective, Serge Lazarevitch 5tet, Melquiades 4tet + Julien Lourau) from Montpellier, France and Belgian acclaimed saxophone player Jeroen Van Herzeele (Mik Mâäk, Jeroen Van Herzeele Quartet, Greetings from Mercury). They felt immediately at ease and the chemistry was so intense that Gratitude Trio was born. Why the name Gratitude? Because the musicians are grateful for the music of the great masters, but also their families, friends and the incredible beauty that nature brings.

Gratitude's first release in 2012 consisted of compositions by Jeroen Van Herzeele, Louis Favre and Alfred Vilayleck and free improvisations. Meanwhile, this dedicated group played many concerts in venues large and small, at home and abroad, and worked on a new material, always evolving, self-searching, while the band kept on maturing through their concerts. Moreover Gratitude Trio was chosen to honor Toots Thielemans together with Aka Moon and Bert Joris at the famous Porgy And Bess Jazz Club of Vienna.

Their second album 'Alive' is a live recording of new songs which alternate between different dynamics and moods; sometimes rather loud, energetic with strong grooves and polyrhythms, other time more fragile and lyrical, like a ballad or charged full of feelings and emotions. As a power trio the music, often by the hand of Jeroen Van Herzeele brings an energy of letting go, not very conceptual or rigid with a hint of Led Zeppelin throughout. And of course the spirit of Coltrane is never far away.

The trio loves to sieze the moment, with their unique interpretation of emotions and feelings. They seek freedom, genuinily and authenticily, to share the joy with the audience.


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"Music with an authentic strength"
Karel Van Keymeulen (De Standaard)
"A saxophonist with huge potential , capable of lyrical melodies and libertarian outbursts with a truly personal sound"
Claude Loxhay (jazzhalo.be)
"the majestic Favre' cymbal sound ( ...) a shadowy mystery with a fragile, almost pastoral serenity(...) warm-blooded , complex interplay, sly grooves and passionate and ( still ) underrated play of Van Herzeele"
Guy Peters (cobra.be)

Gratitude Trio On Tour

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    April
    @ L'Atelier(s) (Tournée des Lundis d'Hortense)
20:30
21
    April
    @ Auditorium du Conservatoire (Tournée des Lundis d'Hortense)
    Namur-Jambes
19:00
25
    April
    @ Jazz Station (Tournée des Lundis d'Hortense)
20:30
26
    April
    @ Triangel (Tournée des Lundis d'Hortense)
20:00
27
    April
    @ .
    Drongen
20:30
28
    April
    @ L'An Vert (Tournée des Lundis d'Hortense)
20:30
05
    May
    @ Kulturzentrum (Tournée des Lundis d'Hortense)
21:00

GRATITUDE'S News

WHAT HAPPENS NOW ?

3RD ALBUM RECORDED !!

  • 12 October 2017

  • Il sortira début 2018.
    Gratitude à tous ceux qui nous aident et nous soutiennent.
  • LES LUNDIS D'HORTENSE JAZZ TOUR !!!

  • 19 September 2017
  • Gratitude Trio was selected by Les Lundis d'Hortense for a Jazz Tour in April/May 2018.
  • BACK HOME

  • 05 February 2017
  • Gratitude jouera à Perpignan le 28 mars, la ville dans laquelle ont grandi Louis et Alfred.
     
  • 2 DAYS IN BERLIN

  • 19 January 2016
  • Gratitude played in Berlin !
    We were invited to perform at the Belgian Embassy in January.

  • LE SOIR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

  • 29 October 2015
  • "Le Soir " newspaper article - 30/09/15



  • OUR NEW ALBUM "ALIVE" IS OUT

  • 01 September 2015
  • Our new album "ALIVE" is out with label El Negocito Records.
     
  • PROGRAMMED AT JAZZ MIDDELHEIM

  • 19 July 2015
  • It's an honor to be programmed at Jazz Middelheim en some others nice venues the next months. Check out our agenda above for more details.
  • OUR NEW WEBSITE IS ONLINE

  • 22 June 2015
  • Thanks to Patrice for his great job !
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    Brussels, BELGIUM


    info@gratitudetrio.com
    32 (0) 486 75 99 54
    32 (0) 496 40 84 52

    Label : www.elnegocitorecords.com

     

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