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Yvan Guilini
Yvan (* 1946 in Brugge) played the piano At the age of three. Over the years he created his own typical Yvan Guilini sound. Music was his passion. He made his first public appearance at the age of thirteen, after which several offers followed with established names from the music world.
At the age of eighteen he received his first "Hammond organ", the legendary B-3. He then learned to master a technique that few others were able to control. He became "The King" of Hammond and played the bass pedal at amazing speed. Yvan created his own sound, a mix of classical and jazz.
In 1969, Yvan went on a world tour. He performed in no less than 28 countries. He was on tour with the "Dutch Broadcasting Company" with which he eventually recorded 2 LPs with popular jazz music. Once back in Belgium he received 2 prizes for his style and music.
Yvan made his first ever radio appearance in the popular radio program "Varietés from 12 to 2 with Ted De Braak" - and this at the age of 16. Later, he participated in "Vara's performance". 1976 became the year of the commercial breakthrough with Yvan's hit Winter Memories, followed by Romantica, Prelude de la mer, L'inconnu, Long time ago, Jet fly me to Japan. His performance at Jazz Bilzen in 1977 earned him a weekly radio program at the national radio station. He played the music of the day in his own interpretation. Yvan had his own radio program at Radio 2 (then BRT) for 8 years.
After a sabbatical of 25 years, Yvan finally breaks the silence. He surprises with a brand new album.
homepage: yvanguilini.be


The Magic Touch
BMC Records L.P.4003
released 1971
Yvan Guilini, organ
Ghilain Slingeneyer, bass
Chris Paelinck, drums

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