Milan Verbist - piano
Tristan Baars - double bass
Arne Lagatie - drums

The trio met each other at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp in 2020, where they had lessons together with teacher Kurt Van Herck. The repertoire consists of originals by all band members, as well as jazz standards and songs by composers like Bill Evans, Kenny Wheeler, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Bert Joris and others. The band's focus lies on interplay within groove, swing, and free improvisation, but with a lot of attention for melody and space. They played concerts at the Jazz in Thals festival, Rataplan, Jazz at Felix, Arts Centre Kaleidoscoop... as well as Milan Verbist's graduation concert in DeSingel. In February, the band recorded a concert video at Studio Toots (VRT) as part of Milan's selection for 'De Twintigers' by Klara.

YouTube Playlist

Concert recording for Klara (YouTube Link)

Verbist - Verbist

Milan Verbist - piano

Piet Verbist - double bass

Piet Verbist ('61) & Milan Verbist ('99), father and son, have been playing together at home since Milan was a kid. They started playing concerts together in the fall of 2019. Besides playing as a duo, they are joined by other musicians in different line-ups. Their repertoire mainly consists of their own compositions and repertoire from the modal and post-bop idiom, songs by John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Don Pullen & George Adams...

Milan is also the pianist of Piet's 'Flamenco Jazz Summit' (large version with 3 Andalusian and 3 Belgian musicians) and 'Flamenco Jazz Unit' (the smalller version with 4 Belgian musicians).