Orchestra Nazionale della Luna (BE/FI/FR)
- Manuel Hermia - saxophones, flute, bansuri
- Kari Ikonen - piano, moog
- Sébastien Boisseau - double bass
- Teun Verbruggen - drums
Founded by Kari Ikonen (piano, moog - Finland) and Manuel Hermia (sax, bansuri - Belgium), Orchestra Nazionale della Luna is a modern jazz quartet, both rooted in the tradition of jazz and open to our time and all the horizons of our vast world. Both the moog and the bansuri expand the field of a classical quartet by inviting the sounds of India, Arabic music, as well as more electronic effects. Piano and sax are supported by the background of an intense rhythmic complicity between Sébastien Boisseau (double bass - France) and Teun Verbruggen (drums - Belgium), who share with the soloists rhythmic and melodic jousting, surprising at any moment.
An intoxication of swing rocked by modernism, with the suspicion sometimes of a spiritual depth in the music, sometimes of quirky humor, almost Fellinian, are key features which make Orchestra Nazionale della Luna a musical meteorite quite unique.
Preceding the concert, at the BMC studio, the quartet records the music to their next album, to be released in the beginning of 2020 on BMC Records.