CD THANK YOU
IMAGINE – a mental approach to marimba playing
So many of the truths in music making are found behind the notes. As a performer Bart Quartier understands that and in this wonderful book he helps marimba players of all ages in their musical quest.”
Robert Van Sice
The information, ideas, and presentation is great. It is fantastic, and I really like it a lot. Congratulations.
I’m very impressed that your etude is the best one which I ever heard and it is well-grounded and has very high quality.
It seems a very mature work and a unique way of teaching that makes students think on what they are about to learn and use his/her intellectual to make it work. Great book, smart idea and very well developed.
Congratulations for such a nice project.
This is a unique method book. The material is presented in a playful manner, combined with thoughtful, excellent advice on many important aspects of good musicianship.
It is a truly outstanding work that obviously took much time and hard work. In my opinion, the book is a real treasure !
CD PROFILES 24 – essays for vibraphone and piano
The impermeable interplay of Bart Quartier and Bart van Caenegem tilt this CD to high altitude. In fact, each essay is an analysis of the foundation that underlies. And then to do such 24 investigations of which all at the same high level of performance, Yes, that’s a sidewalk.
Rudi van der Heijden – Jazz Magazine
Bart Quartier and Bart Van Caenegem – ‘musicians’ musicians’- are high musical instrumentalists. But who listens, hears that the pieces are slim indeed – the performance and the improvisations give the compositions profundity.
Herman te Loo – JazzFlits n° 172
Pure and fragile. How little things yet very beautiful!
Winus – Jassepoesrecensie
Two of our best Belgian musicians…
Chris Joris – Jazzmozaiek 2012 n° 1
This hybrid collection is a challenge, but the talent and the will of these two musicians have overcome all difficulties. They présent us a lightning music, full of surprises. Superb !
Pierre Dulieu – Dragonjazz
Profiles is a beautiful composition. Both musicians are on the same frequency, which results in dialogues and comments. They know what they want. This duo sounds like one musician: they do feel each other very well.
Jan-Jacob Delannoy – Kwadratuur
This collection, filled with diversity and whimsy, stands as a record of the collaboration between two performers who have struck musical gold.
Joshua D. Smith – Percussive Notes – May 2012
The 24 pieces have their personal identity; the whole is a beautiful consistency through a thorough work on the nuances.
Jacques Provoust – Jazzques Nov 2012
Moins égal plus !
Guillaume Cazal – review Percussions Oct 2001
CD LIFE PATH
Bravo, proficiat, congrats en félicitations voor dit oeuvre!!
Mooie en rustgevende muziek en een mooie uitgave.
C’est super, merci beaucoup !!!!
Cela m’a fait énormément plaisir de voyager dans cette ‘simplicité complexe’ que tu propose à travers de ces pièces amusantes et profondes.. Beaucoup de felicitations.
Congrats on all the great things you are doing ! I am impressed but not surprised that your career has gone so very well. Serious musicians working hard and honestly, there is nothing better.
Bob Van Sice
Quel son! Quelle musicalité! Un grand bravo et merci pour le travail exemplaire que tu as accompli.
The recording is superb! Your playing is so musical and sensitive and the quality of the recording is fantastic. Congratulations on your musicianship and virtuosic playing.
Heel erg sfeervol en mooi. Ik weet zeker dat ik hier heel vaak van zal genieten.
Keith Jarrett meets Erik Satie.
Jason Baker – Percussive Notes, USA Sept 2019
Life Path is een muzikaal studiewerk dat wordt samengebracht in een mooie flow.
Geert Ryssen – Muziekmozaïek
FOCUS – 24 Images for Vibraphone
This book is written in the same manner as Bart Quartier’s well-known Image – 20 Children’s Songs for Marimba, presenting short solos for less-advanced students-this time for the vibraphone. The movements contain one-word programmatic titles, use traditional, contemporary, and jazz harmonies, and last from 30 seconds to several minutes. In addition to traditional elements of vibraphone playing, several pieces use extended techniques, such as various striking implements, bowing, and preparing the instrument with a piece of rubber between the bars.
While these pieces are intended for less-advanced students, it is important to note that they are not for absolute beginners. A reasonable understanding of basic four-mallet technique and confidence in reading are required. That being said, a teacher can easily peruse the book and select material that is appropriate in difficulty and length for a specific student, with all 24 works being playable at the undergraduate level. Several could even be selected to form a suite for recital performance. More advanced performers, or even professionals, could certainly consider performing these works, as Quartier has accomplished the admirable task of creating serious, aesthetically pleasing music that just happens to be technically appropriate for students.
All the pieces are included on Quartier’s out standing double CD Life Path, which is reviewed in this issue (also containing all the works from his Image collection, as well). In crafting short, technically accessible works that are highly listenable, compositionally sound, and full of character, Bart Quartier may have created our genre’s Mikrokosmos!
Jason Baker – Percussive Notes 2019
PROFILS – 24 essais pour Vibraphone et Piano
Profils provides the aspiring vibist with a collection of short, challenging etudes to study and/or perform.
Lisa Rogers – Percussive Notes Oct 2001
IMAGE – 20 Children’s songs for Marimba
A wonderful collection of beginning marimba pieces is Bart Quartier’s Image
Robert Van Sice – Pearl Percussion Resource Library
A fine collection of charming four-mallet pieces
Kristen Shiner McGuire – The Instrumentalist Feb 97
1. Technique 1. Bart Quartier: Image
William Moersch – repertoire list
Image is a great book for starting of the four mallets
Recomendado para nivel iniciante e intermediário
Universidade de São Paolo
Finding the perfect University Percussion Method Book
A survey from percussion pedagogues: Keyboard Percussion Marimba
Image 20 Children’s songs for Marimba
Jennifer Hotz – Percussive Notes March 2015
MOVE 12 grooves for marimba
MOVE is a must-have for any percussion specialist and collegiate instructor!
Danielle Moreau – Percussive Notes, USA – February 2022