JOACHIM BADENHORST (°1981) is a Belgian reed player who divides his time between NYC and Belgium. Over the last 5 years Joachim has released a number of albums with different projects, such as Baloni, Han Bennink Trio, Rawfishboys, Taro, Tony Malaby’s Novela, Thomas Heberer’s Clarino, Mogil, Polylemma, Os Meus Shorts, International Trio, Red Rocket and Equillibrium.
The Jungle He Told Me is Joachim's first solo album. It consists out of nine pieces on clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. Badenhorst explores range, contrasting undertones and overtones often played simultaneously, weaving in melody, noise and drones, if not investigating a theme, a path. This is a fantastic display of Badenhorst's vocabulary and ideas, and already a milestone within the Belgian improv tradition.