First recording of Bart Defoort’s own quartet, formed in 1995. ‘Moving’ comprises seven tunes written by Bart himself and one standard by Jimmy Van Heusen, ‘Darn That Dream’. Bart Defoort can make his tenor sax sing, cry and whisper, a rich combination that reminds of Joe Lovano.
His compositions are direct, rooted in the tradition of bop, but with contemporary injections. Defoort’s fresh, nasal tenor sax tends to lead the quartet with an authority and energy which are perfectly complemented by Erik Vermeulen (piano), NicolasThys (bass) and Gene Calderazzo (drums). If you like Parker, Coltrane or Miles, you will love this.