Vincent Thekal and Fabian Fiorini’s passion to Thelonious Monk’s universe brought them together several years ago. By dint of playing numerous of his compositions, carefully selected, they have succeeded in extracting their own identity, which they share here on a Live album with one of the finest rythm section in Europe, recorded at Jazz Station in Brussels.

Monk’s Mood

Vincent Thekal: tenor saxophone

Fabian Fiorini: piano

Nic Thys: double bass

Dré Pallemaerts: drums

1. Evidence

2. Off Minor

3. Panonnica

4. Friday The 13th

5. Monk’s Mood

6. Little Rootie Tootie

Recorded live June 18th 2022 at Jazz Station, Brussels.

Mixed by Jonas Verrijdt at Wall Studio (Brussels, Belgium)

Mastering by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Studio (New York, USA)


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After many musical and human experiences in Europe and the United States with many musicians, saxophonist Vincent Thekal decided to create his new trio with bassist Alex Gilson and drummer Franck Agulhon, two long-time friends and very popular sidemen on the international scene, in order to be able to offer this new music.
 »Origami » is the fruit of these experiences and influences, as well as a new page in the musical and personal life of the leader.
With four new compositions written specifically for this group and four pieces from the repertoire arranged for the band, « Origami » offers something different and new in the world of contemporary jazz.


Vincent Thekal: tenor sax, compositions, arrangements

Alex Gilson: double bass

Franck Agulhon: drums, arrangements

1. Origami

2. Saint Josse

3. After The Storm

4. Misterioso (T. Monk)

5. Today’s Opinion

6. Juju (W. Shorter)

7. For All We Know (J.F. Coots, S.M. Lewis)

8. Windows (C. Corea)

Recorded by Jonas Verrijdt at Wallstudio (Belgium) on November 27th and 28th, 2017
Mixed & Mastered by Katsuhiko Naito at Avatar Studios (New York)
Photos by Joseph Pitois

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Vincent Thekal: tenor and soprano saxophones, compositions

Daniele Cappucci: double bass

Armando Luongo: drums


Bo Van Der Werf: baritone saxophone on « Lausanne » and « Jungle Speed »

Matthieu Roffé: Fender Rhodes on « Notturno »

1. Climax

2. Lausanne (intro)

3. Lausanne

4. Song For Jeanne

5. Notturno

6. Jungle Speed

7. R5

8. Chicken For My Lady

All composed by Vincent Thekal.

Notturno composed by Daniele Cappucci

Recorded by Jean pascal Boffo at Studio Amper, Clouange, (France)

Recorded by Julien Dispaux at Studio Besound, Brussels, (Belgium)

Mixed and mastered by Jean Pascal Boffo.

Cover design par Manon Brûlé

Produced by François Legrain (Ragtime production)

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