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Chet Baker: Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland

Read "Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Possiamo cominciare da “The Best Thing for You" per osservare come Chet Baker spesso si svincoli dal consueto clichè di strumentista intimo, tormentato e romantico e assuma invece tratti perentori e assertivi. Il suo intervento tra gli accordi del brano di Irving Berlin è di una sicurezza tecnica assoluta, il timbro brunito non esclude un'effervescenza ritmica e una costruzione delle frasi che nello stesso tempo esaltano l'eloquio e i silenzi. Si tratta di un discorso che si potrebbe ...

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Chet Baker: Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland

Read "Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let us bring sexy back to jazz. Not that it has been misplaced but, in a world where a teenager with a horn can flawlessly navigate “Giant Steps," what seems to be the missing is the seductive element of jazz. We are undoubtedly reminded of the sensuous experience of the music which has always been reflected in the music of Chet Baker as evidenced by these newly discovered sessions from Holland in 1979. Jazz detective Zev Feldman has unearthed more ...

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Ricardo Pinheiro: Turn Out The Stars—The Music Of Bill Evans

Read "Turn Out The Stars—The Music Of Bill Evans" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Much has been written about pianist Bill Evans and the influence he had on the development of new piano voices following his emergence in the 1950s. Evans infused his style with eloquent lyricism, coupled with harmonic transpositions and modal improvisations, all of which lead to an easily recognizable sound. It should be no surprise that his compositions carried these same hallmarks. Portuguese guitarist Ricardo Pinheiro brought his accomplished playing to some of Evans' compositions in his release Turn Out The ...

Live Review

Eric Ineke JazzXpress Featuring Tineke Postma At Bimhuis

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Eric Ineke JazzXpress featuring Tineke Postma Bimhuis Amsterdam, Holland September 5, 2020 Dutch drummer and bandleader Eric Ineke's JazzXpress featured Tineke Postma on her alto saxophone for a centenary celebration of Charlie Parker's fast, virtuoso bebop. Postma studied at the Amsterdam conservatory and the whole band is based locally. The sextet was completed by Ian Cleaver trumpet, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen on tenor saxophone, Marius Beets on stand-up bass and Rob van Bavel at the piano. ...


Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene

Read "Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6[This is the fourth of the All About Jazz series on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives. Jazz originated in America, but Europe has made and still makes an enormous contribution to the development ...

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Eric Ineke: Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter

Read "Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Eric Ineke is a long time drummer, residing in the Netherlands, who is one of a coterie of sidemen favored by American expatriate jazz musicians for their European gigs. This fine compilation of his work with nine of the great tenor saxophonists gives the listener a golden opportunity to listen to some of their best workouts and compare their styles and approaches. The recording dates cover almost a half century from 1968 (Lucky Thompson) to 2014 (Dave Liebman ...

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The Eric Ineke Jazzxpress: Cruisin'

Read "Cruisin'" reviewed by Marta Ramon

A strong hard-bop soul shapes this album. Throughout his long career, charismatic drummer Eric Ineke has shared the stage with many great figures from the 50's and 60's like Hank Mobley, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddie Hubbard. Ineke, an authentic musician, has consistently followed this beating-feeling and allowed himself enough freedom to develop it over the years. Cruisin' is an energy explosion from beginning to end. The band, complimented by prominent Dutch jazz men, have established an original personality ...

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Eric Ineke 75: Swinging, Boppin' and Burnin'

Eric Ineke 75: Swinging, Boppin' and Burnin'

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Drummer Eric Ineke is a swinging jazz giant from the Netherlands who has played and recorded with a lot of serious American cats. The list includes guitarists Jimmy Raney and his son, Doug Raney; Pepper Adams; Rob McConnell; Ben Webster, Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Lucky Thompson, Hank Mobley, George Coleman, Al Cohn, Barry Harris, Grant Stewart, Eric Alexander and Phil Woods, to name a handful. If you want the full list, go here. In other words, if a ...


Video / DVD

Video: Eric Ineke Recalls Frans Elsen

Video: Eric Ineke Recalls Frans Elsen

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

During the summer of 1970, Dutch pianist Frans Elsen (1934-2011) decided to vacation in Norway. Inspired by the desolate environment and the small towns that surrounded him, Elsen wrote and arranged a Norwegian cycle. Upon returning to the Netherlands, he played the music backed by a group more contemporary than his usual ensembles. In the early 1970s, the pianist fell in love with the Fender Rhodes electric piano and sought musicians who would rise to the sound of the singular ...


Book / Magazine

"The Ultimate Sideman" by Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman

"The Ultimate Sideman" by Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman

Source: Michael Ricci

By Marta Ramon The Ultimate Sideman Eric Ineke & Dave Liebman 224 pages ISBN:978-94-90532-04-8 Pincio Uitgeverij 2012 When you see a jazz musician on the stage, you connect with their playing. Sometimes, you wonder what crosses their mind to do that particular and subtle thing which touches you and makes a difference. You wonder about the person behind the instrument. This book gives you that portrait. The Ultimate Sideman talks ...



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Blue Room: The 1979...

Jazz Detective/Deep Digs/Elemental Music


Turn Out The...

Challenge Records


Let There Be Life,...

Challenge Records



Challenge Records


Jazz XL

Challenge Records


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