Content by tag "The Hague"

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Sounds: Inside Stories of Jazz Studio Sessions By Famed Recording Engineer Max Bolleman

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Sounds: Inside Stories of Jazz Studio Sessions
Max Bolleman
256 Pages
ISBN: #978-90-820456-1-1
(Self-Published)
2018

When it comes to recorded jazz, most diehard fans have definitive tastes in how they want their music to sound and be reproduced at home and on the go. It is not unusual to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen & Mulgrew Miller: The Duo - Live!

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After admiring each other's playing from afar for years, Danish bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and American pianist Mulgrew Miller got together in 1999 to record a promotional album of Duke Ellington numbers for the hi-fi company Bang & Olufsen.

They enjoyed it so much that the following year they got together again for ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wolfert Brederode Trio: Black Ice

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Dutch pianist Wolfert Brederode returns to a piano trio format after the quartet albums Currents (ECM, 2007) and Post Scriptum (ECM, 2011). Not only a trio, but also new playing partners in bassist Gulli Gudmundsson and drummer Jasper van Hulten. While there's no radical stylistic shift with the new band--it's still mainly about mood and atmosphere--new ...

North Sea Jazz Festival 2015: The Roller Coaster Has Taken Off

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Jan Willem Luyken, Director of the North Sea Jazz Festival, has a lot to celebrate this year. It is not only the 40th anniversary of the popular festival, it's also the tenth anniversary of their move from jny: the Hague to jny: Rotterdam, and the year that Luyken became director. Described as “the world's largest indoor ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

John Engels: Looking Back, Moving Forward

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Drummer John Engels has the energy of two forty-year olds, which is pretty impressive, since he will soon be turning 80. He will celebrate this auspicious occasion with the Vogel Vrij (Free as a Bird) tour, a series of concerts at diverse venues throughout jny: the Netherlands (with saxophonists Benny Golson and Benjamin Herman) which began ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazz for Syria 2015 in The Hague

Jazz for Syria 2015 in The Hague

By Phillip Woolever After completing dynamic, multi-national concerts in the Global Week for Syria series, the entertainment focus shifts completely onto jazz for a climactic, gala celebration in The Hague, Netherlands on International Jazz Day, Thursday April 30th. The project has indeed been an ongoing international affair, with fundraising events and concerts during April 18th – 30th. During Global Week, there ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dutch Hi-Res Label SnipRecords Signs Chicago Based Sarah Marie Young

Dutch Hi-Res Label SnipRecords Signs Chicago Based Sarah Marie Young

Chicago jazz and soul singer and winner of the Montreux Voice Competition 2011 Sarah Marie Young will record a full length album consisting of soulful songs with an R&B influence. The album will be produced by Marijn Kooy, owner of SnipRecords, and released by his label as high resolution download early Fall 2014. Young is a well known vocalist in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Melphi Presents Debut Album Through The Looking Glass

Melphi Presents Debut Album Through The Looking Glass

Easy listening songs full of jazz and soul MELPHI is a contemporary Dutch band representing singer Lotte van Drunen, pianist Rogier Telderman, bassist Jurriaan Dekker, and drummer Willem van der Krabben. Their music can be characterised by good musical interaction, original compositions and the powerful and versatile voice of singer Lotte. Their album will be released on 4 April by record label ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anna Maria Jopek at Jazzy Tiel

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Anna Maria Jopek Band
Agnietenhof
Jazzy Tiel
Tiel, The Netherlands
November 2, 2013

Any time Anna Maria Jopek makes an appearance in Western European locations, she can count on Polish ex-pats from the neighboring areas to turn out, en masse, for engaging versions of traditional anthems.

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