Linus + Økland/Van Heertum/Zach

Linus + Økland/Van Heertum/Zach

Ruben Machtelinckx and Thomas Jillings have been musical companions for years, a partnership of two composers and instrumentalists which carries the name Linus.
For their previous album, 'Felt Like Old Folk” (2016), they collaborated with ddler Nils Økland (NO) and euphonium player Niels Van Heer- tum (BE).
It sparked an appetite for more. For their fourth album they invited percussionist Ingar Zach (NO) to join the ranks.
The quintet rst played at Brosella Festival 2016, completed further by guitarist Jakob Bro (DK). Time and time again, Machtelinckx and Jillings combine the ripened maturity of a long collaboration with the crisp freshness of a rst meeting.
The unusual instruments played by the guests - Zach being a master of the gran cassa, Økland playing the Hardanger ddle (a traditional Norwegian instrument similar to the violin) and Van Heertum's eupho- nium producing deep brass tones - complement and enhance the typical Linus sound.

Ruben Machtelinckx: guitar, baritone guitar, banjo
Thomas Jillings: saxophones, alto clarinet
Nils Økland: hardanger ddle
Niels Van Heertum: euphonium, trumpet
Ingar Zach: percussion

Belgium / Norway