uses the word hep instead of hip, referring back to 'the
old days' when it was hep to be hip indeed - and
when a piano trio consisted of piano, double bass, and - guitar!
provided the swingtrio with a lighter sound, a steady pulse, and on
occasion an extra melodic solo voice, thus bringing an entirely different
texture to the trio concept.
this setting is definitely not old school only, with Hepcats,
we love to revisit old swingtime standards - the tunes no one plays
but actually everyone likes... Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin', Boulevard of Broken Dreams,
Moonglow, The Jitterbug Waltz, 'Deed I Do, Back Home Again In Indiana, Easy Street...
All arrangements are written especially for this group by Arne. As
an extra attraction, Hepcats adds Kim Versteynen to handle some
vocals... You can listen to the highlighted tracks on Soundcloud, and order it via e-mail.
Our debut album Easy Street was recorded on July
31 and August 1 2012, and was released on November 4 in the Hasselt Jenevermuseum. Read here what the press had to say about the releaseconcert - and stay
tuned for concerts...
Arne Van Coillie, piano
Tim Finoulst, guitar
Flor Van Leugenhaeghe, double bass
Kim Versteynen, vocals