37th Belgrade Jazz Festival 2020

37th Belgrade Jazz Festival 2020

37th Belgrade Jazz Festival 2020

via @bgjazzfest

Thomas de Pourquery & Supersonic

30. 10. 2021. - Americana Hall DOB 22.30

The management reserves the right to change the program or timetable due to the epidemiological situation and measures at any given point during the Festival. Please, check the program and schedule on the day of the concert at www.bjf.rs and www.domomladine.org

Thomas de Pourquery – alto saxophone, vocals
Laurent Bardainne – tenor saxophone
Fabrice Martinez – trumpet
Arnaud Roulin – keyboards
Frederick Galiay – bass
Edouard Perraud – drums

Thomas de Pourquery might have had a great career as a rugby player if his encounter with Stefano di Battista in the late 1990s had not taken him into the world of music. Since then, he has built experience from jazz standards to free jazz, from electronics to French chansons, meeting with prominent musicians (Laurent Cugny, François Jeanneau, ONJ, George Brown, Sunny Murray, Jim Black, Marc Ducret…). He already won accolades for working with DPZ and Rigolus when he started his Supersonic project in 2011, assembling a dream team of artists who break the barriers between jazz, prog-rock, psychedelic funk, sweet pop, electronic and African music. His debut Play Sun Ra immediately earned him Victoire du jazz for best album in France in 2014. Three years later, he went a step further, writing all the tracks for his second album Sons of Love, and the same year he won Victoire du jazz for best musician in France.

A decade since embarking on an interplanetary journey in the footsteps of Sun Ra, De Pourquery took over the command of his spaceship back to the Moon. The album Back To The Moon blends various inspirations, including Charles Mingus, a love story, John Williams and ET, Caetano Veloso in the Congo language, a robot, Fellini and Barjavel. This space opera envelops the cosmic adventure with lyricism and erases the horizon of our chained existence. Like the light at the end of the tunnel, Back To The Moon marks a return to the Moon, but facing the Sun.