Igor Gehenot

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The trio is led by Igor Gehenot, winner of the Sabam’s youth jazz award in 2011. The recognition was justified. The pianist, born in 1989, has progressively established himself as a major talent on the Belgian and European scenes.

After recording the first album “Road Story” (Igloo New talents, 2012), Igor toured extensively in Belgium and elsewhere with Teun Verbruggen on drums and Sam Gerstmans on double bass.

In 2014, he presented the new album “Motion”, still featuring Verbruggen on drums but with Philippe Aerts as the new partner on double bass.

Inspired by his blue note contemporaries and the best releases from ECM, the trio plays an eclectic repertoire that mixes carefully chosen standards with their own compositions.

Albums

Motion

Label: Igloo
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 01, 2014

After the international success of his first release “Road Story” in 2012, Igor Gehenot is back with “Motion”, a second album that confirms the artistic growth of the trio whose sound has become instantly recognisable. Using the trio format (Teun Verbruggen on drums and Philippe Aerts now replacing Sam Gerstmans on double bass), “Motion” revisits the elements that made the first album so remarkable: romanticism, a lyrical tone, slow – sometimes even minimalist – ballads that contrast with more punchy tracks.

Igor Gehenot - Motion