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Sanne van der Gaag

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it makes me feel free and alive. When my mind is filled with thoughts and chaos I listen to some bop and feel free and relaxed again. For me jazz music has a similar effect as being in love, it fills my heart with sunshine and joy. I was first exposed to jazz through soul and hiphop music. I just loved the jazzy trumpet solo's etc and the jazz samples they would use and slowly I started to discover jazz. At first I listened to artists like Chet Baker, Miles Davis and Stan Getz and that was already fantastic. Later on I bumped into a Mingus video with the live version of 'Flowers for a lady' and I was totally blown away. From that day on I've been in love with jazz music.

My Favorites

  1. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - Album of the year
  2. Ellington, Mingus & Roach - Money jungle
  3. Hank Mobley - No room for squares
  4. Sonny Clark - Sonny's crib
  5. Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind

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