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Ben van Gelder: Reprise

Read "Reprise" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Marked by an attentive copacetic style, Ben van Gelder's sophomore release Reprise is a continuation of good music witnessed in his 2011 debut Frame of Reference . The alto saxophonist's release on Pirouet Records moves forward with an introspective and airy vibe brought via quintet of peers that's gelled into a tight unit over two years in New York. The set is a cohesive linking of free improvisation and thoughtful composition that combine tension and release ...

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Ben van Gelder: Frame of Reference

Read "Frame of Reference" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


It's hard to believe that Frame of Reference is a debut. The compositions are beguiling, spirited yet poised, and doused with the arid phrasing of a seasoned master. But there's also a youthful exuberance that accompanies 22 year-old saxophonist Ben Van Gelder, who studied music at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and travels between New York and his homeland in TRhe Netherlands in pursuit of his passion for jazz. Van Gelder's energy is echoed by an adept quintet ...


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