The young talents mentioned above all come together in the ‘Lg Jazz Collective’, whose repertoire is first and foremost dedicated to Liège composers, both old and recent: Bobby Jaspar, René Thomas, Nathalie Loriers, Eric Legnini, Alain Pierre as well as André Grétry. But it’s above all in a trio that one most often finds Félix Zurstrassen: with the pianists David Thomaere and Pierre de Surgères, or with the guitarist Alain Pierre.
Very much in demand on the Belgian scene, Félix Zurstrassen has not yet recorded an individual album. A project has however been well on its way since his meeting with Nelson Veras, a musician with whom Félix immediately felt an affinity. Félix heard the Brazilian guitarist with Aka Moon, then with Stéphane Galland and Magic Malik, and also on his solo album. Félix very quickly felt that the guitarist could bring his compositions to life without limits. The freedom and space allowed in a trio seemed like a suitable formula. Ten concerts are already scheduled in Belgium in 2018 to break in the music, enable discussion and talk about the repertoire before the recording. Félix Zurstrassen is definitely the type of musician who prepares things with consideration and maturity.