Michel Vrydag "Mapping Roots"

Michel Vrydag "Mapping Roots"

Play me a song that tells me about the place you come from" is the starting point of the compositions of the Belgian jazz trio « Mapping Roots». « Mapping Roots» presents lively, organic, luminous music, open to the world, nourished by improvisation and at the borders of many styles: a jazz universe with rhythms inspired by traditional music from several continents.

After concerts in Belgium and abroad, « First Daylight », the first album is released on January 28, 2022 by Unit Records. This double album contains 14 compositions of the bass player-leader of the band, Michel Vrydag. Alongside inventive and experienced musicians, Bram Weijters (piano) and Daniel Jonkers (drums), the trio delivers surprising and bright music. The epic and cinematic themes of the compostions open doorways to vivid improvisation: interaction, groove, rhythmic feel, abandon and harmonic colors paying lip-service to the collective purpose of narration.

Allow yourself to be surprised by the pulse of the story that this trio tells you with great complicity!

Michel Vrydag : Bass and Compositions

Bram Weijters : Piano

Daniel Jonkers : Drums

Best Jazz Album 2022 Joundalist Picks - Robin Arendt-Jazz’halo « The Brussels bass guitarist Michel Vrydag made a great effort to put down a hell of an album with his project, the trio Mapping Roots. It has become a double CD that does not bore you for a minute » 

✭✭✭ Le soir - Jean-Claude Vantroyen   « …toute la vitalité d’un trio très coloré, très puissant, très énergique… Racines swing, world, jazz : Michel Vrydag les a digérées et nous les rend avec une belle vigueur et, sur certains morceaux, une vraie tendresse. » 

 ✭✭✭✭ concerto.at. - meissl « Ein sehr erfrischendes Klaviertrio gib es da in Belgien. Wenngleich es Basstrio heiben müsste...Schnörkellos, transparent, präzise und ausdrucksstark. »