On a short time notice she succeeds to establish herself as a first rank musician in Belgium jazz. In 1989, she then is only 23 years old, the “Association Belge des Critiques de Jazz” chooses her as “Best talent” in her country. In 1990, she wins the first price proclaiming her as “Best young soloist” at the Brussels Jazz Rally.

At the Igloo label she brings out her first recording in 1991, (under her own name) “Nymphéas” with Kurt van Herck (sax), Philippe Aerts (bass) & Mimi Verderame (drums).

Everything what was done best by the current Europeans is in the record of Nathalie Loriers (…) Exiting (…) Shiny compositions, well worked out, conceived as real songs, a group which goes where everyone is already superior, a sum of excellent tunes, that’s the revelation of this debut!…
(Philippe Baron “Privilège de la musique” – nov. 91.)

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Begin 1993, Nathalie Loriers returns into the studio, this time with the Master of the cool, Lee Konitz, and Al Levitt et Philippe Aerts. After a series of concerts in throughout Belgium and France, the group records the CD “Discoveries”.

In the same year, Nathalie Loriers brings out a new CD under her own name with as guests, Cameron Brown (bass), Rick Hollander (drums) and a young Belgium saxophone player, Jeroen Van Herzeele : “Dance or die”.

“She as a trace of fragility, some unsureness also, which is part of the emotion. And her compositions have an apparently joy to bring out songs which are restless (…) loose (…) a sense of melody for sure” (Jazzman – suppl. du Monde de la Musique).

With “Walking through walls, walking along walls” (1995), we find her back in the trio format with Dutch drummer Hans Van Oosterhout and bass player Sal La Rocca. The trio was presented at a large number of concerts and several international festivals amongst them the Audi Jazz Festival, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, the first Euro-Arab Jazz Festival (in Syria et Jordan), the Festival de Jazz de Liège. The trio also was invited for a series of concerts in Canada with special guest Philip Catherine (guitar).

“Shameless feelings, a soft oscillation between extravert delicacy and slight introvertness (…) Lyricism in soft painted colours, nuances in touch, inspired writing, freshness in improvisation (…) Nathalie Loriers brings them all together. As much convinced as her timing, her silence and her breath of malicious serenity “.
(Guide des Nouveaux talents, Alex Duthil – Jazzman n° 24 – apr.97).

“This next CD of Nathalie Loriers proves that the trio format fits her best. (…) It brings a voluptuous joy into her playing, a minutious intelligence in alliance with speed which leaves room to the possibility of essential cries” (Marc Danval – Tenue de Ville – febr. 96)

“With total comparses-complices which fits to her musical conceptions the young piano-player affirms a remarkable personality, a magnificent touch, an astonishing feel for space (…)”.
(Thierry Quenum – Jazz magazine – June 96).

With this trio Nathalie Loriers goes on to develop herself during some years.They record a second CD in 1999 “Silent Spring” again with Sal La Rocca et Hans Van Oosterhout. The CD is released at the Paris’s Pygmalion label and meets an enormous success, (first CD Jazz en Flanders) 4 stars Jazzman (the most important Jazz magazine in France) and chosen by the “Chaîne Paris Jazz”. The trio plays at several festivals in France, Switzerland, Brazil (Chivas festival) and Japan (Tokyo et Osaka) where the two cd’s in trio had been re-released. March 1999 Nathalie receives the “Belgian’s DJANGO D’OR ” which gives a new impulse to her career. The year of 2000 starts with an other award: She receives the EURO DJANGO, which is quite exceptional in the world of jazz. This trophy is a recognition for her talent and her work up till now and awards her as most important young contemporaneous musician in Europe. In the very masculine world of jazz this awarding is remarkable as it is given to a female musician from Belgium…

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