OTTLA

OTTLA

Bert Dockx from the inimitable alternative jazz-rock-trio Dans Dans; or from his moody, psychedelic rock formation Flying Horseman; or from his more intimate but equally special solo records. In 2019, the ever productive guitarist released an album with Ottla, a jazzy sextet blending different genres, textures and moods in wholly original ways, resulting in long, evocative pieces, brooding with tension and atmosphere. 

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Recently, the band has transformed into a quartet, a tighter unit with a sparser and slightly more electric sound. This new Ottla is playing a mixture of reimagined tracks from the aforementioned album, and several brand new pieces. Ottla’s music - like all music for which Dockx is responsible - is imaginative, intense and deeply felt.

 

Bert Dockx (guitar)
Thomas Jillings (clarinet, tenor sax, synth)
Gerben Brys (bass)
Louis Evrard (drums, percussion)

 

Tourdates

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Tour History

Date Band Location
21-02-2020 De Doelen OTTLA Rotterdam, NL
08-02-2020 Bimhuis OTTLA Amsterdam, NL
07-02-2020 Cactus Club OTTLA Brugge
01-02-2020 De Roma OTTLA Antwerpen
25-01-2020 Rauwkost OTTLA Den Bosch, NL
23-01-2020 Handelsbeurs OTTLA Gent
22-01-2020 Botanique OTTLA Brussel
21-01-2020 Hnita Jazz Club (Try-Out) OTTLA Heist op den Berg
10-11-2019 AMOK OTTLA Brugge
11-08-2019 Gaume Jazz Festival OTTLA Rossignol-Tintigny

Press

23-10-2019

★★★★ Nice words + 4 stars from DE STANDAARD

23-10-2019

★★★★ from FOCUS KNACK for Ottla'sdebut album

22-10-2019

★★★★½ for Ottla's debut from HUMO

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22-09-2020

★★★★☆ from FOCUS KNACK for Ottla at Jazz Middelheim

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24-02-2020

"Whether you think you like jazz or not, Ottla will fill you with emotion." THE DAILY INDIE on Ottla live

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24-02-2020

"A fine performance, characterised by diversity, playfulness and guts"  3 VOOR 12 on Ottla live at Peel Slowly & See 2020

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27-01-2020

"A Wonderful Show" KLANKGAT on Ottla live at Rauwkost Festival

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25-01-2020

★★★★☆ "We Want More" DE MORGEN on Ottla live at Botanique

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24-01-2020

"Finger licking good" DANSENDE BEREN on Ottla in Handelsbeurs

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23-01-2020

Great review on Ottla live at Handelsbeurs by JAZZ & MO'

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21-01-2020

Interview with Bert Dockx on Ottla in HUMO

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25-12-2019

"Stofwolk" is one of DANSENDE BEREN's best Belgian singles of 2019

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24-12-2019

Ottla's debut at N°2 in LUMINOUS DASH's Bram Gobbers' best of 2019

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18-12-2019

Ottla's debut is one of INDIESTYLE's favourite Belgian albums of 2019

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17-12-2019

Another great review from JAZZHALO

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16-12-2019

N°1 album of 2019 + interview & concert review in JAZZISM (NL)

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08-12-2019

Ottla's debut is at N°4 of WRITTEN IN MUSIC's best of 2019

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02-12-2019

"Dockx & his companions pull out all the stops on this crushing debut" JAZZFLITS (NL) on Ottla's first album.

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27-11-2019

Ottla's 'Huisje Tuintje' on FRANCE MUSIQUE's Open Jazz

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31-10-2019

"...this might be the best album in Dockx’s discography. And that means something." INDIESTYLE

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28-10-2019

"A great album that leaves pigeonholing to those still needing it." ENOLA on Ottla

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26-10-2019

"Album of the year" according to LUMINOUS DASH

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24-10-2019

"Brilliant" FOCUS VIF on Ottla's debut

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24-10-2019

"Ottla is a world-class band and their first born is downright crushing!" WRITTEN IN MUSIC (NL)

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23-10-2019

★★★★ Nice words + 4 stars from DE STANDAARD

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23-10-2019

★★★★ from FOCUS KNACK for Ottla'sdebut album

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22-10-2019

★★★★½ for Ottla's debut from HUMO

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04-10-2019

Nice review on Ottla's debut by JAZZHALO (DE)

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25-08-2019

"Shaking" JAZZQUES on Ottla live at Gaume Jazz

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12-08-2019

JAZZ HALO on Ottla live at Gaume Jazz

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11-08-2019

Bert Dockx in "My Favorite Things" on KLARA

onair
19-07-2019

"Stofwolk" sounds like a brooding musical exploration through a warm and desolate landscape. DANSENDE BEREN

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02-07-2019

"Ottla surprises, amazes, grooves, moves & has humour" JAZZISM on Ottla live at Gent Jazz 2019

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30-06-2019

"An energetic atmosphere" DANSENDE BEREN on Ottla at Gent Jazz 2019

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29-04-2019

"Strong, energetic performance, which left no one untouched" JAZZFORUM (PL) on Ottla live at BJM 2019

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15-04-2019

Nice words from WRITTEN IN MUSIC on Ottla live at the Belgian Jazz Meeting

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09-04-2019

"Most interesting music" LONDON JAZZ NEWS (UK) on Ottla live at the Belgian Jazz Meeting

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09-04-2019

"Spectacular" JAZZ ENZO (NL) on Ottla live at the Belgian Jazz Meeting

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29-03-2019

"A strong & intense performance" ENOLA on Ottla live in Ghent.

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61. Jazz festival Ljubljana, Ottla

Ottla - Huisje Tuintje

Ottla - Spinrag

Ottla - Stofwolk

Ottla - Epistrophy

Ottla - Je Ne Sens Presque Plus Rien

Ottla - Lights on a Satelite

Ottla - Etrange Poursuite

Ottla - Vroeger Beter

BJM 2019 OTTLA - STOFWOLK

BJM 2019 OTTLA - ETRANGE POURSUIT

BJM 2019 OTTLA - HUISJE TUINTJE

Bert Dockx Ottla (JazzLab 2.5)

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