Saturday 12.02 | 16.30
Get to the heart of things. This is the promise of this project. Tell each other all there is to say. Let ideas come and go, back and forth, without hiding anything, spontaneously and sincerely. With this album – “Tide” – saxophonist Thomas Champagne gets rid of everything that is unnecessary. He is determined to keep the spontaneity of a first meeting and the freshness of the first dialogues. Never to disrupt the flow of a passionate conversation. In this respect, he can depend upon his friends Guillaume Vierset, Ruben Lamon, Alain Deval and their guest, the great New York trumpet player Adam O’Farrill, who surely played a role in this process.
Thomas and Adam met in New York where the saxophonist saw the American trumpet player perform on many occasions. Without further knowledge, Thomas then invited Adam in Belgium for a series of concerts and a possible recording. It was all or nothing in a way. But the chemistry worked from the first notes. The concerts quickly enriched the dialogue and the album naturally saw the light of day.
Thomas Champagne – alto saxophone
Adam O’Farrill – trumpet
Guillaume Vierset – guitar
Ruben Lamon – double bass
Alain Deval – drums
Management & booking
Contact person: Thomas Champagne
+32 496 15 17 01
- Thomas Champagne feat. Adam O’Farrill, Tide, Igloo Records, IGL317, 2021
- Thomas Champagne Random House, Sweet Day, Challenge Records / Igloo Circle, IGC029, 2017
- The Sidewinders, A Little Busy, Igloo Records, IGL236, 2012
- Thomas Champagne Trio, Charon’s Boat, Igloo Records, IGL207, 2008