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23/11/2021 - 11:45
"Opzwepende muziek die Oost- en West-Europa op een originele manier verbindt"

"Stirring music that connects Eastern and Western Europe in an original way"

Mec Yek's new album Taisa got 4 stars in Lust for Life Magazine!

Read the full review (in Dutch) by Harry De Jong clicking the link on the right.

12/11/2021 - 19:00
The dominant Gypsy jazz offers endless twists

Mec Yek's new album Taisa got 4 stars in the Financial Times!

Read the full review by David Honigmann here!

04/11/2021 - 19:15
"Een warme melange van ska, soul en Roma-muziek"

"A warm mélange of ska, soul and Roma music"

All right, an announcement for Mec Yek's release concert at Muziekpubliek on BRUZZ!
Check out the video here!

03/11/2021 - 19:45
"Virtuositeit en emotie passen wonderwel bij elkaar en het soort Roma-muziek dat Mec Yek vandaag de dag maakt, heeft zonder iets van zijn authenticiteit op te geven moeiteloos de stap naar de moderne tijd gemaakt."

"Virtuosity and emotion fit together wonderfully, and the kind of Roma music Mec Yek makes today has effortlessly made the step into the modern era without giving up any of its authenticity."

Dani Heyvaert honored Mec Yek with a great review for Rootstime
Read his full review: Here ! (Dutch)

24/10/2021 - 16:00
"Une poésie foncièrement belge, sans aucun doute, d'une liberté réjouissante".

"A fundamentally Belgian poetry, without doubt, with a delightful freedom".

Citizen Jazz on the first EP of 3'Ain in Citizen Jazz:

"3'Ain is a more dreamlike project, with influences from folklore that can be described as imaginary, so vast is the map of tenderness (...) A fundamentally Belgian poetry, without doubt, with a delightful freedom."

28/09/2020 - 11:00
Like the name, the music requires effort, but the beautifully crisp, clean and atmospheric playing does indeed repay that effort.

A great 3-star review of 3'Ain's debut EP by Norman Darwen in the English RnR Magazine!

Read the full review by clicking the link on the right.

12/09/2020 - 15:15
As a series of musical vignettes, each track stands up well on its own

3,5 Stars for 3'Ain's first EP from Gareth Thomas in the British Jazz Journal!

"The absence of drums contributes to a music that is open and uncluttered, allowing the listener to really appreciate the interplay and musical dialogue between Martini and Maris. But where some rhythmic backbone is required, Otto Kint steps in with his double bass, as in the percussive opening to Njord Puffin.
As an album 3’Ain is let down slightly by its lack of cohesion. Tracks end rather abruptly which can spoil the flow of the overall album ... However, as a series of musical vignettes, each track stands up well on its own."

But isn't that exactly what EP's are for? :)

Read the full review on jazzjournal.co.uk

01/09/2020 - 12:45
This Belgium-based trio's five-track EP is boosted by the moodily animated presence of the scintillating Syrian trumpeter Yamen Martini

Leading UK jazz magazine Jazzwise gave 3'Ain's debut EP 3 stars!

" This Belgium-based trio's five-track EP is boosted by the moodily animated presence of the scintillating Syrian trumpeter Yamen Martini; otherwise it's an engaging mix of Arabic-inflected melody, accordion-based Musette, Tango and improv."

 

31/08/2020 - 15:15
"Pour 3'Ain, rien n'est impossible, tout peut être prétexte à musique et si leur improvisation vous renvoie à des images tirées du " Quai des Brumes " de Carné et qu'elle vous prend l'envie de murmurer ′Tu as de beaux yeux, tu sais' à ton compagnon, ne vous en privez pas ! Invitation au voyage, au rêve, au contraste, aux émotions, sont au rendez-vous avec ce premier EP, fignolé par un trio qui connaît ses gammes."
"For 3'Ain, nothing is impossible, anything can be pretext for music and if their improvisation sends you back to images taken from the 'Quai des Brumes' by Carné and it takes you the urge to whisper ′You have beautiful eyes, you know' to your companion, don't deprive yourself of it!
Invitation to travel, dream, contrast, emotions, are at the rendez-vous with this first EP, fignolated by a trio who knows its scales."
 
A funny review (in french), there should be more like this!
 
Thank you Michel Preumont at Concert Monkey

Read the full review (in French) on the Concert Monkey website!

 
10/08/2020 - 13:45
"Ce qui est intéressant dans ce groupe, c'est le mélange subtil d'ingrédients provenant de toute la région méditerranéenne"

"That's what's interesting about this group, this subtle mix of ingredients from the four corners of the Mediterranean"

Jacques Prouvost from Jazz blog JAZZQUES really enjoyed 3'Ain at Brosella XXS festival. 

Read his full review (in French) on his JAZZQUES blog.