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Jazztime Europe is delighted to announce the upcoming release of ‘Utopic Cities. Progressive Jazz In Belgium 1968-1979’, which will be out on June 11 on Sdban Records.

Utopic Cities is an eclectic selection of forward-thinking jazz from the Belgian underground, including the left-field fusion of Marc Moulin’s Placebo, Koen De Bruyne and Solis Lacus; the intense post-bop of Jacques Pelzer and Lou MacConnell; the cutting edge soul jazz of Philip Catherine and Open Sky Unit or the otherworldly avant-garde of Babs Robert and the Brussels Art Quintet. Recorded in the aftermath of the revolutionary year 1968, this music is the fruit of a highly creative momentum in Belgian jazz history that produced a unique sound which distinguishes itself from its American source of inspiration by an indefinable characteristic that can be hardly better described than ‘Belgian’.

The compilation contains detailed liner notes and never before seen photos, and will be released on limited grey marbled 2LP and standard black 2LP, or 2CD and digital.

Pre-order your copy here: https://link.sdbanrecords.com/UtopicCities

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