Jeanfrançois Prins - jazz guitar composer arrangerJeanfrançois Prins

“ Footprints”
from Steve Davis-Jeanfrançois Prins "LIGHT" (GAM 918)
1. recordings as a leader
El Gaucho (Challenge CR 73337)

with Joris Teepe (bass), Victor Lewis (drums) + guest Rich Perry (tenor sax*)

tunes: Black Nile (Wayne Shorter), What? (Jeanframçois Prins), Zorro (Jeanfrançois Prins), Noche en Las Pampas/El Gaucho (Jeanfrançois Prins/Wayne Shorter), Teru (Wayne Shorter), Wet (Jeanfrançois Prins), I Wanted to Say (Victor Lewis), Futebol (Jeanfrançois Prins), Spring Is Here (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart), Fifth Ave. (Jeanfrançois Prins), I'll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain-Irving Kahal)

"Jeanfrançois Prins plays directly from the heart – every note means something and nothing is wasted.  His considerable technique is always in service of the music... " Fred Hersch

light (GAM 918)

with Steve Davis (drums), featuring Larry Kohut (bass)

tunes: Someday My Prince Will Come (F.E. Churchill-L. Morey), I Hear a Rhapsody (Fragos-Baker-Gasparre), Leaving (R. Beirach), It Ain't Necessarily So (George & Ira Gershwin), Iris (W. Shorter), How Deep is the Ocean ? (Irving Berlin), My Main Man (J. Prins), The Peacocks (J. Rowles), Footprints (W. Shorter)

"...What Jeanfrançois brings to any environment is a sense of transparency and gentleness, regardless of the underlying intensity. He seems to have that knack of allowing events to take place..." Steve Davis

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all around town (TCB 99402)

with Mike Richmond (bass), Adam Nussbaum (drums), and Lee Konitz (alto sax*, soprano sax°)

tunes: Lester Left Town (W. Shorter), Fifth Ave.* (J. Prins), D Trane (J. Prins), All Across the City (J. Hall), Lower East Side° (J. Prins), In Your Own Sweet Way (D. Brubeck), I Fall in Love too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne), Village Stroll (J. Prins), Central Park (J. Prins), Alone Together* (Dietz-Schwarz), Breakfast in the Bronx (J. Prins)

"...Prins' sound will get to you right away. It's such a musical sound, and this young belgian jazzman knows how to tell you some stories with it...Interaction is how one might best describe what this trio does. And lest I forget - they swing ! ... what Prins does here with I Fall in Love too Easily, clearly places him in the major leagues. This is music-making of the finest kind, such good taste is a joy to encounter ... This is the kind of music that you will want to hear not once, but again and again ..." Dan Morgenstern

beauty & the prince (GAM 916)

with Judy Niemack* (vocals), Fred Hersch° (piano), Hein van de Geyn (bass), and Bruno Castellucci (drums)

tunes: Meaning of the Blues(B. Troup-L.Worth), The Blessing° (O.Coleman), Love Will Grow* (J. Prins-J.Niemack), Stolen Moments (O.Nelson-M.Murphy), The Peacocks° (J. Rowles), Three Views of a Secret* (J. Pastorius), Bjudyful (J. Prins), I Think of You(M. Herr-J. Niemack), Ladies in Mercedes*° (S. Swallow-N. Winstone), Body and Soul* (Green-Heyman-Sour-Eyton), That's What I Say* (D. Jordan-J. Niemack), Sojourn° (K. Nurock), Young Folks (J. Prins)

"...growing personality and maturity of guitarist J. PRINS who also reveals himself as an inspired composer...he is an acting personality of the modern mainstream "à la Belge"..." JAZZ IN TIME
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Lee Konitz & Jeanfrançois Prins Trio Live (GAM 915)

with Lee Konitz (alto sax), Salvatore La Rocca (bass), and Bruno Castellucci (drums)

tunes: How Deep Is the Ocean ? (I. Berlin), Is the Time Now ? (L. Konitz-J. Prins), Lover Man (J. Davis-R. Ramirez-J. Sherman), Solar (M. Davis), You Don't Know What Love Is (D. Raye-G. De Paul), Body and Soul (J. Green-E. Heyman-R. Sour-F. Eyton)

"...Great Tunes, with sensitive, creative improvisers that play with a deep sense of history and swing as they explore new places within the music" Joe Lovano
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N.Y. Stories (GAM Jam 911)

with Nathalie Loriers (piano), Erwin Vann (tenor sax, soprano sax), Jean-Louis Baudoin (bass), and Felix Simtaine (drums)

tunes: N.Y. Stories (J. Prins), Three for Two (J. Prins), Nat "Queen" Loriers (J. Prins), Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum (W. Shorter), Elm (R. Beirach), Think of One (T. Monk), Nefertiti/Off Minor (W. Shorter/T. Monk), Cat's Eyes (J. Prins), You Don't Know What Love Is (D. Raye-G. De Paul), Evidence (T. Monk)

"...Jeanfrançois, here in his first CD, is definitely a jazz guitar player, thoroughly bred at the right sources. He already has a very personal sound and touch ... Bravo" Toots Thielemans
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2. recordings as a guest soloist (selected discography)
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