The group emerged during the Brussels Jazz Marathon as a “carte blanche” given to Louis Favre (Egon, Selah Sue…) in May 2010 . This was the perfect reason to invite Alfred Vilayleck (Koa Collective, Serge Lazarevitch 5tet, Melquiades 4tet + Julien Lourau…) from Montpellier [France] and Belgian acclaimed saxophone player Jeroen Van Herzeele (Mik Mâäk, Jeroen Van Herzeele Quartet, Greetings from Mercury…).
They felt immediately at ease and the chemistry was so intense that Gratitude Trio was born. Why the name Gratitude ? Because the musicians are grateful for the music of the great masters, but also their families, friends and the incredible beauty that nature brings.
With : Jeroen Van Herzeele [sax], Alfred Vilayleck [electric bass], Louis Favre [drums]