Black Flower (BE)
With a hybrid jazz based on African grooves, Ethio-oriental melodies and psychedelic dub this Belgian five-piece creates an atmosphere where ancient and modern sounds fuse into a powerful, hypnotic and groovy sensation.
Receiving critical acclaim for their third album ‘Future Flora’ (2019), the Belgian quintet will release their fourth album in January 2022 via Sdban Ultra.
Piloted by saxophonist/flutist/composer Nathan Daems (Ragini Trio, Dijf Sanders, Echoes of Zoo), the input of notorious musicians, drummer Simon Segers (MDC III, De Beren Gieren, Stadt), cornet player Jon Birdsong (dEUS, Beck, Calexico), keyboardist Karel Ceulenaere (John Ghost) and bassist Filip Vandebril (Lady Linn, The Valerie Solanas) leads to the specific universe that only Black Flower is able to create.
“Belgian fusionists embark on an immersive electronic voyage…” Uncut Magazine (UK)
“…their serpentine mélange consolidate known strengths and trace new ground…” MOJO Magazine (UK)
“A trip into the realm of the (super)senses. Fluttering, touching, flowing tones from an unknown world … an important experience.” Sonic Soul (DE)
“Majestic band, powerful sound, virtuoso improvisation. What a synergy.” OOR (NL)
Nathan Daems – alto- & baritone saxophone, ney, kaval, washint, compositions
Jon Birdsong – cornet, alto horn, percussion
Karel Ceulenaere – keys
Simon Segers – drums
Filip Vandebril – bass guitar