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Udo Pannekeet: Electric Regions

Read "Electric Regions" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Udo Pannekeet is the current bassist for the legendary Dutch progressive rock band Focus, featuring original members Thijs van Leer (flute, vocals, keyboards) and Pierre van der Linden (drums). On this album the bassist goes for the gusto, supported by an extensive lineup, where jazz rock, fusion and modern jazz concepts co-align, most noticeably on the opening and adrenaline-charged long-form composition “Electric Regions Part One," which is basically the album's tour de force. Drummer Marcel Serierse kicks off ...

Album Review

Ilja Reijngoud Quartet: New Arrival

Read "New Arrival" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

Quick and to the Point: A precious stone of mainstream jazz.

The Dutch winner of the 2003 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition (for his composition “No Substitute”), Ilja Reijngoud imbues New Arrival with clean-cut recorded first takes of coolly-flamed advanced jazz. The trombonist’s range, rhythmically precise looseness (as on “Why Certainly”), beauty of tone, slide control and handling, breathing dynamics, and emotive capabilities (nostalgically expressed on the bluesy “Welcome Home”) are a credit for leader Ilja Reijngoud. ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Electric Regions

In and out of Focus Records


New Arrival

Munich Records



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