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Tineke Postma/Greg Osby: Sonic Halo

Read "Sonic Halo" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

One of the most intriguing elements of saxophonists Tineke Postma's and Greg Osby's superb Sonic Halo is the way the co-leaders overlap their individual voices to create a uniquely multifaceted and harmonically integrated entity. Both Postma and Osby double on alto and soprano and their ideas, whether spontaneous or prewritten, flow seamlessly between them. This sublime exchange of musical concept is not at the expense of either artist's distinctive style.The percolating, turbulent rhythmic vamps form the backdrop for ...

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Tineke Postma/Greg Osby: Sonic Halo

Read "Sonic Halo" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Greg Osby has influenced legions of saxophonists over the past two-plus decades. On Sonic Halo, one of those players stands tall beside him. Once upon a time, Osby and dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma had a mentor-mentee relationship, but that was then, and this is now. Both players are equals on this probing venture. Nine tracks--five from Postma's pen, three from Osby, and an abstraction on a standard ("Body And Soul")--give this pair ample room to feel each ...

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Tineke Postma: The Dawn Of Light

Read "The Dawn Of Light" reviewed by John Kelman

Since her 2004 debut as a leader, Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma has released records almost like clockwork every alternate year, with The Traveller (EtceteraNow, 2009), as strong a statement as she's made, featuring a quartet of Americans including drummer Terri Lyne Carrington--constant companion since Postma's sophomore For the Rhythm (Munich, 2005). The Dawn Of Light returns to an all-Dutch lineup for the first time since First Avenue (Munich, 2004), with the exception of Grammy Award-winner Esperanza Spalding, whose sweetly appealing ...

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Tineke Postma: Keeping Honest in Holland

Read "Tineke Postma: Keeping Honest in Holland" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Tineke Postma's bright voice from Holland has been making a mark on the U.S. scene over the last couple years, with its a bright, clear alto sax sound and a penchant for thoughtful, enthralling melodies. Postma started listening to classical music while growing up in Heerenveen in the northern part of The Netherlands, starting on flute before switching to saxophone. As she moved into music, she began exploring jazz little by little, among other forms of music. But her spirit ...

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Tineke Postma: The Traveller

Read "The Traveller" reviewed by David Adler

On Dutchwoman Tineke Postma's fourth outing, The Traveller, the young saxophonist leads a top-tier American lineup of Geri Allen (piano), Scott Colley (bass) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums). Far from being overwhelmed, Postma holds her ground and even challenges the band with a set of strong original material, plus “Adagio 13," an adaptation of a string quartet movement by Heitor Villa Lobos. In particular, The Traveller finds Allen in brilliant form--swinging hard, turning static harmony inside out, ...

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Tineke Postma: A Journey That Matters

Read "A Journey That Matters" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

In today's male dominated world of jazz saxophonists, Tineke Postma makes a clear statement of her presence in A Journey That Matters, her third recording as a leader.With a sound that fits comfortably between contemporary and modern post-bop with equal amounts of melody and improvisation, the Holland-based musician has a earthy and lyrically attuned voice, fine compositional skills, and confidently leads a very talented ensemble.Recorded at the renowned Wisseloord Studios in Holland, the mix of originals ...

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Tineke Postma: Live In Amsterdam

Read "Tineke Postma: Live In Amsterdam" reviewed by Nic Jones

Tineke Postma Live In Amsterdam Munich Records 2006

There's something disturbing about this DVD, at least there is for me. It stems from the fact that if modern mainstream jazz, as on offer here, ever becomes the exclusive preserve of a technocratic elite, then some of its practitioners will only have themselves to blame.

If “the sound of surprise" still has some meaning as a definition of what jazz music's all about, then it's ...

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Tineke Postma: Live In Amsterdam

Read "Tineke Postma: Live In Amsterdam" reviewed by Jason Crane

Tineke Postma Live In Amsterdam Munich Records 2006

If you've ever wanted to watch a jazz show on the set of Blade Runner, the Bimhuis club in Amsterdam is just the place. All its ambiance--from the wall of windows with louvered blinds behind the stage, through the trains passing on elevated tracks, to the lighting that looks like artificial sunlight--is captured on Live In Amsterdam, the new concert DVD from Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma. ...

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Tineke Postma: For the Rhythm

Read "For the Rhythm" reviewed by Jim Santella

Driving with plenty of contemporary excitement all around her, Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma provides the kind of tension and release that makes modern jazz swing. Not quite thirty, but experienced through rigorous educational programs in both the United States and Holland, she has combined a strong foundation with her natural inclination for jazz's mainstream. Eight of the eleven pieces on this, her second album as leader, come from her composing pen.

Saxophone influences such as Cannonball Adderley and ...


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