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The Blue Heathens (2015)

The Blue Heathens Jazz Band

Record Details

Released:
2014
Genre:
jazz

Record Tracklist

  1. Let’s Fall Out Of Love (excerpt) -:-- / 1:20
  2. The Twice Nothing Rag (excerpt) -:-- / 1:08
  3. Be Natural (excerpt) -:-- / 1:34

I was a founding member of The Blue Heathens (I even came up with the name!), and I had a great time playing with them for two or three years. For this, our debut album, I dug into my bag of songs and contributed two vocal tunes (“Let’s Fall Out Of Love” and “Be Natural“) which our vocalist Hanne Peetermans did a great job on. I also wrote a fresh instrumental, “The Twice Nothing Rag” , on which bandleader and fine trumpeter Angel Perez takes the lead. I arranged all three of these tunes.

All good things come to an end, and I quit the band shortly after we did this record, to focus on my own projects. A young Cuban clarinet and sax player who I greatly respect, Reuben Vallé, took over where I left off. They are a great bunch and still very much my friends, and I’m sure that they have a bright road ahead. (The album cover is a drawing of the much missed Café Kiebooms where we played together many times.)

You can find out more of what they are up to at The Blue Heathens Jazz Band web site.

  1. Where The Dirty River Flows (live)
  2. Poor Butterfly (from Clarinet Swing) Daniel McBrearty / Dirk Van Den Linden / Jean Van Lint 1:26
  3. Uncle Belly's Leaning Shed (live)
  4. Let's Fall Out Of Love (with Blue Heathens Jazz Band) The Blue Heathens Jazz Band 1:20
  5. A Swing For Paolo (from Clarinet Swing) Daniel McBrearty / Dirk Van Den Linden / Jean Van Lint 1:02
  6. The Twice Nothing Rag (with Blue Heathens Jazz Band) The Blue Heathens Jazz Band 1:08
  7. Streams (with Udhav Shinde Trio) Udhav Shinde Trio 0:37