- kings of belgium: très fort
(2011, cd, bel, off label / p.v. presents)
Kings Of Belgium is a belgian trio that consists of Gil Mortio (guitar), Pierre Vervloesem (bass) and an invited drummer. On "Unchained Melodies", it was Al Battor who took drummer duties, on "Très Fort", it's Morgan Ågren.
"Très Fort" got recorded in Sweden over at Morgan's studio. It's hard to believe that they pulled this off in two days. And it's even harder to believe that most of the music on this album was improvised. This is great stuff.
Melodic, up-tempo, excellent interaction & fine improvisations. I love it.
"Très Fort" is a great album and the album title is well-chosen as the music is very energetic, very powerful. Morgan Ågren is the perfect drummer for the Gil Mortio / Pierre Vervloesem tandem. I can only hope that I will be able to see this power trio in concert one day.
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