Here Comes Tomorrow
Tenor saxophone player Steven Delannoye felt immediately at home in the Big Apple. In 2009, after completing his studies at the Lemmensinstitute, Delannoye was awarded the prestigious BAEF (Belgian Americam Educational Foundation) scholarship to study for one year at the world-renowned Manhattan School of Music in New York. It was there that he made acquaintance with bassist Desmond White and drummer Jesse Simpson, with whom he established the Steven Delannoye New York Trio.
From 2010-2013, Steven toured extensively with this trio and invited as a special guest no less a musician than Frank Vaganée, artistic director and alto saxophonist of the esteemed Brussels Jazz Orchestra. In April 2013 they locked themselves away for two days at De Werf studios, resulting in this their first release on our label: 'Here Comes Tomorrow'.
The repertoire features original compositions from all band members, though the majority come from the pen of the leader, Steven Delannoye. The intense and intriguing dialogue between the two saxophones recalls the golden age of 50’s jazz, but with a freshness of approach defined by their respective experiences. The horns are underpinned by the powerful NYC-based rhythm section of Jesse and Desmond, who each contribute a vibrant energy that propels the saxophonists to lofty heights.
“Steven Delannoye weaves his way through a set of well-crafted compositions with assured tone, swing and inventiveness. The piano-less quartet is sonically clear which allows the music to be conveyed with a grace and subtlety. It is easy to listen to and delivers warm and meaningful content.” – Phil Markowitz
“This is a recording filled with well-crafted, lyrical music by one of Belgium’s best saxophone players, rounded out by a dynamic NY rhythm section and special guest Frank Vaganee who brings the energy to a new level. Recommended listening!” - Robin Verheyen.
“Time is like quality when it comes to an art form.It’s unalterable. It doesn’t matter. If music was composed 300 years ago or last week and it’s good,it’s good.period. If it was good in the fifties, it’s still good today.Whether a player is 15 years of age or 85, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t sound “young” or “old”. In Steven’s case,I don’t care how old he is, I don’t care how famous he is,I’m not sitting around wondering if what he does is groundbreaking or not. I don’t care, I just love listening to him.To me what he does is ageless,timeless,styleless. He’s not trying to conceptualize anything, he just does it…” - Nicolas Thys