Since he landed at Liege in the early 80s, guitarist Serge Lazarevitch led a dual career, dividing his time between the Belgian and French scenes. On Belgian side, we remember the two albums recorded with pianist Charles Loos and on the French side of its participation in the National Jazz Orchestra Claude Barthelemy (ONJ 89/90 and Jack-Line NONJ 90/91) and the new ONJ Didier Levallet. This guitarist has several influences that led him to have a style marked by eclecticism.

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The game aired by Bill Frisell example, encounter during a stay at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in the ’70s, has left his mark from near and far as you can hear at random discs. Similarly, the other great modern guitarists like Mike Stern or John Scofield is evident in energetic tracks like the excellent “Sur l’autre Rive” (A few Years Later / IGLOO Records) a very efficiently funk track.

Pierre Dulieu

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