Nicolas Kummert
La diversité

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  • 1. Rainbow people 4.45
  • 2. Le vent se leve 1.46
  • 3. Harmattan 4.06
  • 4. Lighthouse 6.41
  • 5. Hallelujah 4.11
  • 6. Gnossienne 3.42
  • 7. Gnossienne a deux 3.09
  • 8. Liberte 5.59
  • 9. Le peuple de l'arc-en-ciel 2.04
  • 10. La terre ne ment pas 3.25
  • 11. Diversity over purity 5.49
  • 12. We'll be alright 3.34
  • 13. And what if we're not? 2.42
  • 14. Hallelujah again - in memory of Leonard Cohen 1.41

Release date: 10 February 2017

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Available as: CD; WAV; MP3.

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La Diversité is the major new album from internationally acclaimed Belgian saxophonist Nicolas Kummert (of Drifter, Jef Neve and GrooveTHing, Viktor Lazlo’s tribute to Billie Holiday, Yves Peeters Group and his own Nicolas Kummert Voices), featuring guitarist Lionel Loueke.

Credits and About

Nicolas Kummert Saxophone

Lionel Loueke Guitar

Nicolas Thys Bass

Karl Jannuska Drums

Produced by Nicolas Kummert
Executive producer: Dave Stapleton

Recorded, mixed and mastered in November and December 2016 at Sunny Side Inc, Brussels, Belgium by Nicolas Lefevre.

Kummert’s quartet brings together four diverse and creative minds in a unified album that will propel him to wide international attention. Six of the album’s 14 tracks are actually duets featuring Nicolas and Lionel, highlighting the free-spirited interaction that has developed between them.

So, why La Diversité? “‘Purity’ doesn’t exist because it is an evolutionary dead-end. Diversity is reality, it is our only way to go. Diversity is today’s toughest challenge, but because purity would lead to extinction, we, as a species, have no choice but to embrace diversity.”

Nicolas’ interest in diversity in music has led him to play with African artists (amoung others) such as Manu Dibango and Keziah Jones, and sees him regularly travel to the continent to play concerts and creative residences.


"This album is the fruit of Kummert's deep knowledge of West African musical culture... a vibrant call for tolerance and openness of mind.”

Jazz Magazine - Revelation Review