Fifteen years ago when young jazzmen left school, their main references were – sometimes exclusively – records by Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett and Aka Moon. Honorable references all, but ones that posed a serious problem to the apprentice jazzmen: what went before, what are the roots? Then jam sessions in Liege and later Brussels began to see the first faltering steps of a new generation with completely different ambitions and methods. Players such as Pascal Mohy, Quentin Liègeois, Sam Gertsman, Greg Houben and Urs Dubicki have inherited an authentic fever for the blue note and their ears are all the more open to different periods of jazz’s history.