Fabrice Alleman

Label: Igloo Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 5410547052410
Catalog number: IGL 241
Releasedate: 15-11-13
Fabrice Alleman’s new album “Obviously” once again confirms his talents as a composer, improviser and melody writer.
About his new album, Fabrice Alleman says that it “sprung from the obvious”. It was born of a desire to play compositions that feel profoundly natural and are clearly close to Alleman’s nature: “Obviously”. He called in noted musicians for the project : the pianist Nathalie Loriers whose lyrical tone has already marked the history of Belgian jazz, the American bassist Reggie Washington who has shared stages with jazz’s finest (Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, …) and Lionel Beuvens, currently one of Belgium’s most in-demand drummers. It’s also worth pointing out the talented young guitarist Lorenzo Di Maio on two tracks.
The album consists of personal compositions (except a track played in homage to Miles Davis’ drummer Tony Williams) that bring us to the limits of jazz and groove, by being both modern and anchored in tradition. His fluid, almost instinctive writing leads to compositions that come from the heart and beg the question: “What is obvious?”
“It’s all about jazz, not indifference…”