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Laurent Doumont

LAURENT DOUMONT is a saxophone player, singer-songwriter from Brussels, mainly in the Soul Jazz idiom.

He was part of Daniel Romeo’s band from 1999 to 2008. He also played for the entertaining show “Improsessions”.

He is now co-directing and playing with bluesman Marc Lelangue in « The Heavy Muffulettas », a New Orleans rhythm’s blues band.

As a free lance musician, he had the opportunity to play with artists such as Fred Wesley, Boney M, George Mc Crae, Percy Sledge and, on a very special evening, with James Brown.

But the most important part of his work has been and is made as a band leader. Since 1998, he is directing his own band featuring « la creme » of belgian musicians He has also paid tribute to Lou Donaldson and Horace Silver - two of his major soul-jazz influences - through the “Alligator Boogaloo” and the “Pieces of Silver” projects.

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Laurent Doumont travels among genres and plays with different styles in order to gather a live-rich album. (Jazz Hot)

As various and elaborated Doumont’s genres can be, there is also a strategic stage plan and a voice full of character. (Jerome Partage)

« Papa Soul Talkin’ » is made of lovely ballads which Sonny Rollins wouldn’t have been ashamed of, and also genuine boogalo and soul compositions… Don’t miss this unmatched artist, whether he’s on stage or on disc ! (Jazz around)

Doumont breathes this music in and out, that’s why it suits him and sounds so good

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