From the first recordings in 1999 until the final album 'before-during-after' in 2009, Briskey evolved from a one-man project to an organic vivid live experience. Ten years, four albums, concerts at major venues and festivals in Belgium, but also in Greece, Italy, France and the Netherlands: Briskey was at the heart of the nu jazz scene. My compositions and electronica fused seamlessly with superb live musicians as Bart Maris (trumpet), Nicolas Roseeuw (sax), Tom Verschoore (trombone), Dorona Alberti (vocals), Sara Gilis (keys), Isolde Lasoen (drums),...
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary a new edition of the first Briskey album is released. 'Cucumber Lodge' will get a new suit, three different ones actually.
First, there is a remaster, more open and dynamic then the original one. Back in the day the cd-release was victim of the ‘loudness war’, due to streaming this is not necessary anymore, and being a mastering engineer myself, I got the idea for a new remastered version.
Second, there is a demo-version which I mixed myself in 2002, before going to an external studio the year after. This version has got more live contributions from sax, trumpet and voice, and is maybe better than the final one…
Third, there is a selection of live recordings. Although Briskey started as a solo-project it evolved to a powerful live band. These recording are the first to be released of the original live band, featuring Isolde Lasoen (drums), Dorona Alberti (vocals), Bart Maris (trumpet), Nic Roseeuw (sax), Kristof Roseeuw (double bass) and myself (electronica).
Briskey (Japanese compilation, Rambing, 2007)
Kosmo & Yahoodi (Downsall Plastics DSL 034, 2005), including remix by Charivari
Galactic Jack/ Caffe Cino (Downsall Plastics DSL 027, 2003), including remix by Buscemi
Ready When You Are/ La Darsena (Downsall Plastics DSL 023, 2002)
Lovelier Without Make-Up/ Conchita’s Cabin (Downsall Plastics DSL 021, 2001)
Buscemi – Ghost track man (Briskey’s remix),12-inch (Virgin Labels, 2003)
Groove Armada - I See You Baby (Briskey’s Latino Reshake),12-inch (Zomba/ Jive, 2000)
Bootleg Bar Sessions, Vol 2 (Wack Attack Barrack, Belgium, 2006), Jazz Sous Les Pommiers, Vol 1 (Jazz Sous Les Pommiers, France, 2006), Pure Nu Jazz (Brioche Edizioni, Italy, 2006), Jazzadelic 06.2 (Jazz, Holland, 2006), Cartier (Brazil, 2006), Elektromium (FMC, Belgium, 2005), Late Nite Reworks by Buscemi, Vol. 1 (Downsall Plastics, Belgium, 2005), Nu Jazz (Wagram, France, 2004), Extravaganza (EMI, Greece, 2004), Metropolitan 101 – The City Of Music Electronic Downtempo Grooves (Higher Note, Taiwan, 2004), Brazilectro 6 (SPV, Germany, 2004), The Sound Of Fashion – The Sexiest Beats For Cat Walks (Difference, Portugal, 2004), Elettrowave.04 (Arezzo Wave, Italy, 2004), Summer Grooves (Belgium, 2004), Jazzadelic 04.2 (Jazz, Holland, 2004), Saint-Germain-des-Près Café 4 (Wagram, France, 2004), Deluxe - The Finest Moments In Modern Lounge (United, Holland, 2004), Natural 2 (Plastics, Belgium, 2003), Studio Brussel - Switch 4 (News, Belgium, 2003), Saint-Germain-des-Prés Café 3 (Wagram, France, 2003), Welcome To Club Jazz 2 (Cinq Etoiles, Holland, 2002), Enjoy The Chill (Super/ Lowlands, Belgium, 2002), Mind The Gap 27 (Gonzo Circus, Belgium, 1999)
Dorona Alberti - vocals (2003-2019)
Isolde Lasoen - drums & vibraphone (2003-2019)
Bart Maris - trumpet (2003-2019)
Nic Roseeuw - soprano- & bass-sax (2003-2019)
Sara Gilis - keys (2008-2019)
Tom Verschoore - trombone (2008-2019)
Serafine Stragier - cello (2008-2010)
Kristof Roseeuw - double bass (2003-2005)
Charles Nagtzaam - double bass (2005-2008)
Tim Vandenbergh - double bass (2008-2010)
Zjef Vandenbergh - double bass (2019)