Raf D Backer

Rising joy, the debut album of pianist Raf D Backer, offers a wonderful mix of jazz, soul, gospel and blues. This young Belgian musician binds tradition and contemporary elements in a very natural, elegant and sophisticated manner.

The album was produced by Eric Legnini and Daniel Romeo. It consists mainly of self-composed songs, but also offers a few excellent covers. He was inspired by  musicians whose music has always strongly moved him, such as Les McCann, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Bobby Timmons, Ray Charles, Eddy Harris, the Meters and the Headhunters.