As a welcome guest at all major festivals, this congenial Belgian artist has played his way into an impressive circle of fans, with his elegant fingerstyle, his delicate sense of melody and his fine temperament.
With “Colours Of Turner”, Stotzem has fulfilled his wish for a duo album, here with his friend of many years, the double bassist André Klenes. The two musicians have a notably intuitive understanding of their art: Klenes, who situates himself in the jazz, classical and world music segment, is the perfect complement to the lyrical fingerstylist in their joint compositions, which range from earthy blues to elegant fingerstyle and colorful musical landscapes with a jazzy tradition.
As with all his albums, Stotzem places his virtuosity at the service of the music. He shows a consummate instinct for dynamics, space and silence, and thanks to his delicate articulation, rich chords and elegant solo playing, he has produced an album with enormous expressiveness that will resonate for a long time in the listener’s ear.