la diversité Nicolas Kummert
- 1Rainbow people 04:44
- 2Le vent se lève 01:46
- 3Harmattan 04:06
- 4Lighthouse 06:42
- 5Hallelujah 04:11
- 6Gnossienne 03:42
- 7Gnossienne à deux 03:09
- 9Le peuple de l'arc-en-ciel 02:04
- 10La terre ne ment pas 03:25
- 11Diversity over purity 05:50
- 12We'll be alright 03:34
- 13And what if we're not? 02:42
- 14Hallelujah again - in memory of Leonard Cohen 01:40
Info for la diversité
La Diversité is the major new album from internationally acclaimed Belgian saxophonist Nicolas Kummert (of Drifter, Jef Neve and GrooveTHing, Viktor Lazlo’s tribute to Billie Holiday, Yves Peeters Group and his own Nicolas Kummert Voices). Featuring Lionel Loueke, Blue Note Records’ guitarist and singer from Benin, Kummert’s quartet brings together four diverse and creative minds in a unified album that will propel him to wide international attention. Six of the album’s 14 tracks are actually duets featuring Nicolas and Lionel, highlighting the free-spirited interaction that has developed between them.
So, why La Diversité? “‘Purity’ doesn’t exist because it is an evolutionary dead-end. Diversity is reality, it is our only way to go. Diversity is today’s toughest challenge, but because purity would lead to extinction, we, as a species, have no choice but to embrace diversity.”
Nicolas’ interest in diversity in music has led him to play with African artists (amoung others) such as Manu Dibango and Keziah Jones, and sees him regularly travel to the continent to play concerts and creative residences.
Nicolas Kummert, tenor saxophone
Lionel Loueke, guitar
Nicolas Thys, double bass
Karl Jannuska, drums
Recorded, mixed and mastered in November and December 2016 at Sunny Side Inc, Brussels, Belgium by Nicolas Lefevre
Produced by Nicolas Kummert
Executive producer: Dave Stapleton
Jazz saxophonist, singer and composer Nicolas Kummert has always shown versatility and openness to all styles of music, he played and recorded with DRIFTER, Nicolas Kummert Voices, Pierre van Dormael, Yves Peeters Group, Jef Neve & GrooveTHing, Qu4tre, Alexi Tuomarila Quartet, Karl Jannuska group, Matthieu Marthouret, Viktor Lazlo… His main projects are his very own 'la diversité', a duo and quartet featuring Lionel Loueke, Nic Thys and Karl Jannuska and DRIFTER with long time friend Alexi Tuomarila on piano . Nicolas is also active on the African music scene (with singers like Patrick Ruffino, or occasionally Manu Di Bango, Keziah Jones), on the DJ scene with hip hop DJs (Grazzhoppa DJ bigband,…) and house DJs such as Patrick Balzat & balMODERNSOUNDsystem, Da Binci Code (studio recordings and shows in famous clubs like the Ministry of Sound in London, Teatro Kapital in Madrid…). Nicolas also played a lot with Viktor Lazlo and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s project “My name is Billie Holiday”, a magnificent tribute to Lady Day that already played approximately 200 shows in France, Belgium, Holland, Martinique and Turkey.
In his young career, he recorded over 30 CDs as a leader or as sideman and played in more than 40 countries worldwide.
This album contains no booklet.