Imagine the Empire Concert Hall of the Brussels Royal Conservatory by night. The tramways have stopped, for some hours of deserved sleep, from linking the Court House to the Royal Place. On stage, a huge man appears, carrying a splendid Vuillaume that is as tall as he is. With this splendid double-bass, he has taken part to Chet Baker's marvelous last recordings, and for 30 years has been a pillar of the Belgian jazz scene. Here is also younger pianist, sitting in front of a Grand Steinway. He does not belong to the same family: he's a familiar sight in many great contemporay music festivals, that always trust him for performing unplayable sonatas or create new works. But this meeting does not owe much to hasard. Rassinfosse and Collard-Neven found themselves, yet some time ago: a common love for sound, for letting fantasy dominate the proceedings, and for musical conversation. So music comes.
From Le Clan des Siciliens to Chico Buarque, this CD shows two marvelous musicians in freedom, whose personal compositions come from the heart and go to the spirit. No jazz, no ni classic, but new ways based on mastery and imagination. A great encounter for Fuga Libera's microphones.