Dutch Grammy winner Marc van Vugt is known as a musician and composer who constantly surprises with his own projects. These take place in the intimacy of smaller ensembles or in original cross-over projects such as with the Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Metropole Orchestra. Marc performs internationally with his own groups and projects and meets colleagues from the field in his long- running series Marc Meets. His compositions reflect Marc’s experience in jazz and improvised music and contemporary composed music. The music is characterized by long, associative lines that often have melancholic overtones. Reviewers praise his eye for detail and the colorful harmonic elaboration that give the compositions their unique signature. “Music that stays in your head for a long time”.
Edison Jazz Award 2001 (Dutch Grammy), Double Edison Jazz Award Nomination 2002 (Dutch Grammy). Nexus Guitar Award, Julius Hemphill Composition Competition, Centraal Beheer Art Promotion Award1986, Pall Mall Swing Award finalist 1986
The strengths of this album are superb playing which never tries too hard to be virtuosic and a feeling of improvisation, with excellent compositions throughout.” Stephen Godsall, JazzHalo.be
‘The title track may suggest twangy Americana, but that Lonely Coyote turns out to be a stealthily measured outing for baritone steel-string guitar reminiscent of Ralph Towner….There’s glittering lyricism in Sunny Side Up, some atmospheric, electronically tweaked 12-string in Tea, while the perky No Worries signs off this intimate and frequently crystalline music.’ Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman