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Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: True

Read "Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: True" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Yuri Honing Acoustic QuartetTrueChallenge Records2012If the dust of jazz history ever settles, saxophonist Yuri Honing may well be looked upon as one of today's trailblazers. As the debate limps/rages on (take your pick) as to what jazz is or should be, it seems clear that more and more young musicians with a deep respect for and knowledge of the tradition and its language, feel nevertheless unbound by convention, and open to all ...

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Yuri Honing Wired Paradise: White Tiger

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Dutch tenor saxophonist Yuri Honing is nothing if not versatile; in the last decade he has recorded with pianist Paul Bley, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian on Seven (Challenge, 2001); tackle Radiohead and Wayne Shorter compositions with the 51-piece Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Vince Mendoza, with Symphonic (Challenge, 2006); and interpret Franz Schubert's Winterreise song cycle, based on the poetic lyrics of Wilhelm Muller, alongside pianist Nora Mulder. White Tiger shows another facet of Honing's craft, the electric ...

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The Yuri Honing Trio: Sequel

Read "Sequel" reviewed by Ronan Abayawickrema

Like Herbie Hancock's 1995 album New Standard, Sequel features jazz treatments of pop and rock songs. The attractions of this approach - which Dutch outfit The Yuri Honing Trio has taken before, having previously covered tunes by Bjork, Greenday, The Police and Abba - are considerable: It's a way to appeal to people who wouldn't usually listen to jazz, and it injects a much needed transfusion of new blood into the jazz repertoire (let's face it, how many versions of ...


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