Oud player, artistic director



Soolmaan Quintet, directed by oud player Tristan Driessens, unites eclectic musical references in a timeless as well as contemporary expression. Influences from Middle-Eastern makam, classical music and modal jazz fuse into highly versatile and inspirational sounds where improvisation is the connecting factor.

The press about Letters to Handenberg:

***** Thanks to its free improvisation and its instrumentation of almost sacred purity, Letters to Handenberg is a release highly recommanded to be discovered.
Written In Music

A timeless masterpiece without borders,
Moors Magazine

One is to imagine landscapes carried by music, and they are beautiful, sometimes stormy, sometimes nostalgic.
Le Soir

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