Bram De Looze is a Belgian pianist and composer whose distinct musical vision has found its way through both solo projects and collaborations. His unique technical skill and musical maturity have earned him considerable critical acclaim as his work spotlights his far-ranging interests – from traditional classical piano music but still rooted in jazz, to solo improvisations that have often been compared to Keith Jarrett and Jason Moran.

His highly anticipated new solo album, ‘Colour Talk’ is out today!

On ‘Colour Talk’, what you hear is a musician who has freed himself from stylistic constraints and limitations. While still rooted in jazz, classical music and free improvisation have found a new balance, a coexistence that enables the pianist to express himself with a new vigour. Switching between shorter pieces that feel like curious, unresolved puzzles and more extended explorations, ‘Colour Talk’ is once again an ode to (re)invention in the grey zone were the classical idiom and improvisatory urges meet, with the 13-minute tour-de-force of ‘Hypnosis’ as one of several undisputed highlights.

If you asked De Looze about his current position as an artist, he would probably tell you that it’s all about forward movement and the need to keep evolving, about a trajectory as work-in-progress. However, if you consider ‘Colour Talk’ as a freeze frame of where De Looze is at, it is hard not to consider it a highlight in a career that should have some more surprises in store.


  • 22/02, Handelsbeurs, Gent
  • 28/03, Piano Festival - CC, Hasselt
  • 29/03, Leuven Jazz, Leuven

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