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Starting to cooperate in December 2015, Romek & Tom created music for a theatrical monologue of Yella Arnouts. Romek plays the cello, Tom writes the music and plays alto and soprano saxophones. Composing for the play inspired Tom to create more music for this ensemble of just a cello and a saxophone. The size of their repertoire grows continually since then. Saxophone & cello are in a spontaneous encounter of jazz and classical music. Their pieces allow each player to be at their best. Romek is a classical player with a lot of experience in the classical scene and also in pop ensembles. Tom is a jazz musician who feels at home in the ‘standards’-repertoire, but who has the habit of writing original music for all of his jazz projects.
Is it Jazz? Is it Classical? Is it Pop? It is sophisticated music causing a tear to appear followed by this feeling of ‘I wanna dance’. Intense poetical moments and joy and fun are not contradictions but create a surprisingly comfortable balance.
Romek Manievski: cello
Tom Van Dyck: saxophone