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INTERVIEW

Eric Ineke: Surveying the European Jazz Scene

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[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 of jazz. In this interview, Dutch drummer Eric Ineke reflects on the many faces of jazz in Europe ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eric Ineke: Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter

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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 ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Eric Ineke Jazzxpress: Cruisin'

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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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The Eric Ineke Jazzxpress: Jazz XL

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Straight-ahead and alternatively swinging and blue, The Eric Ineke Jazzxpress' Jazz XL delivers a terrific performance through first-rate material treated with energetic, loving respect. Some of jazz's great composers are represented, with performances of material by Xavier Cugat, Johnny Griffin, and the ubiquitous Thelonious Monk, showing admiration for the tunes, overlain with top-notch individual performances. Culled from three live performances in Holland, recorded in 2008 and 2009, the set supports the notion that good things continue to happen across the ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Deborah Brown Sings a Tribute to Duke Ellington Vocalist Ivie Anderson, Amsterdam

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Bimhuis Amsterdam, Netherlands December 17th, 2009

Remembering her father's trombone, Deborah Brown used her dark and somewhat husky voice as a perfect musical instrument with brass-like gestures to paint a beautiful picture. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Brown has made a name for herself with appearances around the world and many albums. This concert was full of admiration and respect for the incomparable bluesy voice of Ivie Anderson who, though forgotten by many, is ...


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