This new trio with Tcha Limberger on guitar and vocals, Csikós Vilmos on double bass and Nathan Daems on tenor saxophone and Turkish kaval, has a wide repertoire: old Manouche songs, Nathan & Tcha's own songs, something Romanian, something Greek, an old unknown standard, Django Reinhardt tunes, etc ...
Nathan Daems is a multi-instrumentalist, playing mainly saxophones and flutes (ney, kaval, washint, western classical flute). He has a love of gypsy music from the Balkan region and Turkey, jittery Ska or Indian classical music, Ethio jazz as well as full-blooded jazz. It thus comes as no surprise that Daems can be found in a variety of bands such as Bazaar dOrient, Black Flower, Ragini Trio, Mafiasko Taxi and the Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orkestra.
He won in 2010 the Young Jazz Talent competition during the Ghent Jazz Festival with his Nathan Daems Quintet, resulting in the release of the album Praten dialect. In 2013 he founded Ragini Trio with the Italian double bass player Marco Bardoscia and Lander Gyselinck on drums. The three young musicians tore the boundaries of jazz and Indian rag on the album Ragini. The name is derived from a similar electronic instrument that produces a kind of sitar-like sound, which gives the music an invasive and almost meditative test. However, whoever thinks of esoteric muzak immediately is wrong. Ragini Trio surprised with fast soles, ingenious compositions and arrangements, interchanged with exciting collective improvisations. Daems' other band Black Flower plays music inspired by Ethiopian jazz (eg Mulatu Astatke or Mahmoud Ahmed). Black Flower released its debut album Abyssinia Afterlife in 2014. The album ended up in 87th place in the World Music Charts Europe 2014. On top, Daems also founded the Nathan Daems Karsilama Quintet, which plays Turkish Roma music. He was one of the musicians who composed the soundtrack of the Thank God it's Friday documentary by Jan Beddegenoodts and Niel Iwens. In 2015, he composed the soundtrack of the Palestinian film "Love, Theft and Other Entanglements", directed by Muayad Alayan and presented at the Berlinale in February 2015. Daem's next band is called Collective N Trance, a combination of ancient sufi rhythms with jazz and afro-Brazilian percussion. Now he is the founder of this new trio that we would like to introduce at Djangofolllies 2018.
Tcha Limberger is the son of guitarist Vivi Limberger (Waso Quartet) and grandson of violinist Piotto Limberger, both well-known figures in the gypsy jazz. The music he masterfully and graciously plays, is close to his heart. Tcha does not only focus on Gipsy jazz, he has already a lot of other music styles in the fingers, witnessing the large number of projects he has been working on, so far. With Tcha (meanwhile world famous among the connoisseurs of just about every Balkan style & Gipsy jazz) it's always pure magic.
The young Hungarian double bass player Csikós Vilmos (also well-known to Djangofolllies and Brosella Folk & Jazz) won various prizes ant talent competitions in France, Italy, Romania and in Belgium the Belfius Classics and Young Belgian Talent. Hes just amazing to see in action...