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The St. Tropez Jazz Octet, René Goldstein, René Thomas/Bobby Jaspar Quintet, Jack Sels, Hein Huysmans Kwintet and more.
In this last episode Blast Kid focuses on big jazz from little Belgium.
"If you’ve ever visited Brussels, you’ve probably heard of or even visited a small bar in art deco style called L’Archiduc. You might have heard of it because all the hipsters go there or you might have heard that Jacques Brel performed there. But did you know that that beautiful piano in the middle of the bar used to be the property of Stan Brenders? Did you know that Stan Brenders, the first owner of the bar, used to be a jazz musician? Did you know that in 1927, he was the piano player of Chas Remue and his New Stompers, and that this Belgian group went to the Edison-Bell studios in London that year to record fourteen tracks, released on seven 78 rpm records, which are considered to be the first jazz recordings by a European band?"