For some years I have been a proud member of the Tineke Postma quartet. Together with Tineke I have co-produced our last CD "The Dawn of Light". The CD has been nominated for the Dutch Edison award. You can support our music by voting for "The Dawn of Light'.
This is how to vote:
Click on the link, choose Dawn of Light by clicking on the white dot next to the cover, enter your email address below and press 'Stemmen'.http://www.edisons.nl/jazz/stemmen
New Yorker Jess has been described as ‘a ‘storyteller’ who takes you along the road of precious memories’. Her album ‘Growing Up’ received great acclaim in the UK and the Netherlands. Pianist Marc van Roon enjoys creating harmonious alliances with gifted musicians and art ensembles. On his path he has collaborated with the likes of Dave Liebman, Clark Terry and Art Farmer (and Jess Abrams of course!). Tony Overwater is an award winning bassist, a member of the renowned Yuri Honing Trio as well as the his own ensemble Jungle Boldie. Drummer Wim Kegel plays with Special Delivery, the Tilmar Junius Trio and Jungle Boldie amongst many others!
This group will take you on a heartfelt journey; an evening to savour and leave you feeling enriched and contented. Jess Abrams (vocals), Marc van Roon (piano), Tony Overwater (bass), Wim Kegel (drums)
Dutch pianist Marc van Roon joins bass player Andrew Cleyndert for an evening of jazz to complement the Kienholz: The Hoerengracht exhibition in the nearby Sunley Room. Son of a jazz pianist, Marc is a member of the European Jazz Trio and the Tineke Postma Quartet. He has recorded many CD’s on the Apple on the Moon label. Andrew Cleyndert has a vast experience of working with many of the best names in jazz including Stan Tracey and Ronnie Scott. He was voted best bass player in the British Jazz Awards for 2009.
The European Jazz Trio recorded two Jindo Arirang tracks. From left to right: Roy Dackus (drums), Marc van Roon (piano) and Frans van der Hoeven (bass).Swedish jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius has a novel way of describing his group’s newest sound.“I guess you could call our music the Arirang of northern Europe, or Nordic Arirang,’” Wakenius said. Arirang, a traditional Korean folk song, is known for expressing han - a unique aspect of the piece that roughly translates into sad undertones in lyrics and sounds - and heung, a livelier part that balances it out.Now, the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation has decided to release an album featuring Arirang-inspired songs by Wakenius and other artists from numerous countries including the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan. Different areas of Korea have produced different versions of Arirang. For example, there is a Jeongseon Arirang, a Miryang Arirang, a Jindo Arirang and a Gyeonggi Arirang. Additionally, each area boasts about 10 different versions of its own. By some estimations, there are about 8,000 variations of Arirang in Korea. These variations are catching on with musicians worldwide, who are incorporating the style into a variety of genres including new age, crossover and jazz. This new type of hybrid music is giving rise to a new genre called “European Arirang.” The han and heung concepts still linger, but with a modern touch for contemporary listeners.The foundation’s upcoming album will showcase songs by Norwegian jazz vocalist Inga Marie, who made her debut in 2005; the European Jazz Trio, which currently has a growing fan base in Korea; guitarist Jesse van Ruller; and new age pianist George Winston, among others.The artists say they were surprised to see how well Arirang music can blend in with the sounds of a guitar. Jazz columnist Kim Chung-nam said that the famous U.S. jazz musician Stan Getz was able to do the same with Brazil’s bossa nova movement during the 1960s. “I hope these musicians will introduce Korea’s Arirang movement to the international music community, just like Getz,” he said.By Bae Noh-pil [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Guitar & Vocals: Joe Reilly; Female Lead Vocals: Melina Bondy; Cello: Phap Linh; Bass Guitar: Phap Luu; Keyboard: Phap Dan, Andrew; Djembe: Phap Dang; Guitars: Phap Lai, Luc Nghiem; Harmonica: Phap Man; Backup Vocals: Plum Village Sangha. Recorded and rehearsed on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 in Plum Village. This recording is the third take.