Brotherhood is only the fifth album the Belmondo Quintet has recorded in its career. As ever on this wonderful reunion, the brothers lead their all-star quintet In typically mesmerising fashion, with Eric Legnini on piano, Sylvain Romano on double bass, and Tony Rabeson on drums. The album heralds the return to the recording studio for a group, which over the course of its rich and tumultuous existence has included a who’s who of the French jazz world, setting an example for several generations of French musicians along the way, and heralding the resurgence of the brothers’ B-Flat Recording label"
"Brothers Stéphane and Lionel Belmondo are perhaps the most famous siblings of French jazz. Renowned for their collaborations with such luminaries as Yusef Lateef and Milton Nascimento, for over a quarter of a century they have undertaken an impressive number of musical adventures. Stéphane, the flamboyant disciple of Chet Baker and Freddie Hubbard, one of the lyrical masters of his instrument, is among the most highly respected trumpet players on this side of the Atlantic. Saxophonist Lionel has been a tireless artisan of a greater synergy between different musical styles, merging the souls of Lili Boulanger, Yusef Lateef and John Coltrane, and carrying the torch for jazz into the world of post-impressionistic classical music.- Rough Trade