As if you were taken from an Italian discotheque to the market of Lagos and after seeing a blaxploitation movie you are being dropped in the steppes of Central Asia… The new Monsieur Dubois album, which is out now, feels just like that. After the debut “Ruff” and successor “Soul Integration” the Dutch band strikes back with a strong, new statement. A divers album, to the point and not afraid of the simple or the empty. And like we got used to: Monsieur Dubois is cooking right away, with stubborn grooves and powerful solos. The obscure French birdwatcher has once again produced an ecstatic cry!
Starting out as a jamband back in 1999, Monsieur Dubois has developed into a tight unit performing a crossover best described as “Danceable Hardjazz”. Since then their unique sound has made a deep impression on the public wherever Monsieur Dubois shows up. Whether at a packed roof terrace of the North Sea Jazz festival, a square filled with 50.000 Russians far away in the Ural, at the finals of the Dutch Jazz Competition or on tour with Defunkt legend Joseph Bowie: Monsieur Dubois knows how to tickle the senses and how to rock the crowd.
On the first two albums “Ruff” and “Soul Integration”, Monsieur Dubois already showed a raw yet sophisticated character featuring original grooves, tasty improvisation and tight interplay. After release these albums stayed many month in the jazz charts, received an Edison nomination and were proclaimed “Best Dutch jazz album of the decade”. It also lead to a powerful response from the international press:
– “Furious debut” (Jazz Thing)
– “Brilliantly leaves behind many current hypes” (De Morgen)
– “Ready to conquer the rest of Europe” (JAZZISM).
Slow Bombastik deals a decisive blow to all listeners around the world who still haven’t heard of Monsieur Dubois. It offers some brutal funk, nasty floorfillers and steaming afrobeats, moments of chillin’ and even stillness… Monsieur Dubois is back and calls it: SLOW BOMBASTIK!
Monsieur Dubois is: Bart Wirtz (altosax, flute), Daniel Nösig (trumpet), Maarten Meddens (Fender Rhodes, keys), Kasper Kalf (bass), Rudi Sanders (drums), Christian Fehre (percussion).
Tourdates Spring 2011
09.04 Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
10.04 Rotown, Rotterdam (NL)
14.04 De Lindenberg, Nijmegen (NL)
15.04 Q-Bus, Leiden (NL)
22.04 Flora Theater, Delft (NL)
23.04 Parkstadtheater, Heerlen (NL)
29.04 JAZZAHEAD!, Bremen (DE)
26.05 Bar du Matin, Brussel (BE)
27.05 Elbjazz, Hamburg (DE)
28.05 De Doelen, Rotterdam (NL)