Martien Keesmaat

Veni Bibi Vomi
2005-2007 // Genre: Alternative / Jazz / Folk / Dark /
Experimantal

Veni Bibi Vomi is een project dat Martien vormde als onderdeel van zijn afstuderen. Voor dit project schreef hij de muziek en de arrangementen.

Members:
Martien Keesmaat – gitaar, zang, composities / arrangementen en teksten
Leon Klaasse – drums (The Pilgrims, Raymond van het Groenewoud, Freek de Jonge)
Frans van der Hoeven – Double Bass

Supported by:
Mark van Holland – teksten en zang
Yoshi Breen – teksten, zang en piano
Sanne Mus – operazang
Jelle van Tongeren – viool (Jelle van Tongeren Group, The Busquitos)
Sarah Jeffery – blokfluit, gefluister en telefoongesprek (Duo Nasa)

 

http://martienkeesmaat.bandcamp.com/album/veni-bibi-vomi

 

Frapear

Peter, Arno , Frans
Peter, Arno , Frans

Frapear – Peter Tiehuis Trio

Avant-garde, scenic, free jazz, world and rock.. some keywords that could be used to describe the music of Frapear – the Peter Tiehuis Trio. Then again, since there are no rules or set parameters, another concert might ask for a different description of the music that originates.
The use of electronics and effects adds an extra dimension to the completely improvised music.

Peter Tiehuis is one of Holland’s leading guitar players. His ability to cover a wide range of styles makes him highly in-demand with international pop/rock artists, jazz ensembles and, since 1996, as a member of the renowned Metropole Orkest. Peter has performed and recorded with artists such as The Skymasters, Till Brönner, The Yellow Jackets, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Brecker Brothers, Steve Vai, Trijntje Oosterhuis and many others.

Frans van der Hoeven is one of the most tasteful bass players in the European jazz scene. He can be heard on more than 30 albums: The Toon Roos Quartet, Jesse van Ruller, Rob Madna Trio & Bigband, the Diederik Wissels/David Linx Quartet , Art Farmer &the European Jazz Trio, Charlie Mariano, the Dutch Jazz Orchestra and others. As a sideman he accompanied many people like Clark Terry, Ronnie Cuber, Lee Konitz , Dee Dee Bridgewater and Toots Thielemans.

The talented drummer Arno van Nieuwenhuize was discovered at a young age through a regional music competition. He gained wider recognition as a member of several high profile pop groups in the eighties. Being a member of the Metrople Orchestra since the very beginning required Arno to be able to express himself in virtually every music style imaginable. He performs regularly in the middle-east with singer Fairouz and is working on different projects, for instance with vocalist/percussionist Mola Sylla from Senegal.

Gravitational

http://t-house.bandcamp.com/track/2008-02-06-frapear-set-1a

http://t-house.bandcamp.com/track/2008-02-06-frapear-set-1b

Atsuko Kohashi Trio

Atsuko Kohashi Piano
Frans van der Hoeven Bass
Sebastiaan Kaptein Drums

Atzko Kohashi Trio – Lujon

 

Still waters run deep. A saying that certainly applies to pianist Atzko Kohashi which operates from the Netherlands since 2005. With great attention to sound, color and atmosphere models the Japanese ever again beautiful open spaces. Kohashi took ‘Lujon’ with a trio comprising bassist Frans van der Hoeven and drummer Sebastiaan Kaptein. With that first she is since her arrival in the Netherlands, a duo which they released several albums. Kaptein also with the pianist released a duo album out. Together they form a trio that regularly morning concerts since 2013 in the Beaufort in Austerlitz, resulting in it now appeared ‘Lujon. “Lujon” coexists four trio compositions free arrangements of compositions by, among other Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, George Gershwin, Baden Powel, Charlie Chaplin (“Smile”) and Henry Mancini (Lujon). Ranging repertoire that recognize a need to cozy trio pieces in which the musicians on par conduct a constant conversation. That partly improvised conversations have an open and often understated character and provide the group dynamics of a harmonious, almost zen-like atmosphere.  ‘Lyon’ consists of melancholic mysterious and serene trio pieces performed by top musicians whose playing is thoughtful and self-aware. The dialogues between Kohashi, Van der Hoeven and Kaptein have a lasting fascinating content which depth, dynamics and creating room for error. “Lujon ‘is thus a long life. (Jazzenzo.nl- 09 April 2015)

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Stille wateren hebben diepe gronden. Een gezegde dat zeker van toepassing is op pianiste Atzko Kohashi die vanaf 2005 vanuit Nederland opereert. Met veel aandacht voor klank, kleur en sfeer boetseert de Japanse immer weer fraaie open stukken.

Kohashi nam ‘Lujon’ op met een trio bestaande uit contrabassist Frans van der Hoeven en drummer Sebastiaan Kaptein. Met die eerste vormt ze sinds haar aankomst in Nederland een duo waarmee ze verschillende albums uitbracht. Ook met Kaptein bracht de pianiste een duoalbum uit. Samen vormen ze sinds 2013 een trio dat regelmatig ochtendconcerten geeft in het Beauforthuis in Austerlitz, resulterend in het nu verschenen ‘Lujon’.

‘Lujon’ bestaat naast vier triocomposities uit vrije bewerkingen van composities van onder meer Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, George Gershwin, Baden Powell, Charlie Chaplin (‘Smile’) en Henry Mancini (‘Lujon’). Uiteenlopend repertoire dat wordt herkneed tot sfeervolle triostukken waarin de musici op gelijke voet een constante conversatie voeren.

Die deels geïmproviseerde conversaties hebben een open en vaak ingetogen karakter en voorzien de groepsdynamiek van een harmonieus, bijna Zen-achtige sfeer.

‘Lyon’ bestaat uit melancholische, mysterieuze en serene triostukken uitgevoerd door topmusici wiens spel doordacht en zelfbewust is. De dialogen tussen Kohashi, Van der Hoeven en Kaptein zijn van een blijvend boeiend gehalte waarin diepgang, dynamiek en het creëren van ruimte vooropstaan. ‘Lujon’ is daarmee een lang leven beschoren.

(door: Erno Elsinga,)

Go to Atzko’s’site site

Zeelandsuite

zeelandsuite

Muziekpodium Zeeland asked Jeroen van Vliet to write an updated version of the 1977 – concept of pianist  Cuypers: a tour with   current top-musicians through the province of Zeeland, recording a set of music in the open air in order to release a documentary film and cd. The project, executed september 2014 was very succesful and was performed in may, june and november 2015 throughout the Netherlands.
Plans are being made for more concerts in 2016. The DVD/CD of this group is available through this site.

 

compositions: Jeroen van Vliet
Joris Roelofs – clarinets
Joris Postumus – alto saxophone
Mete Erker – tenor and soprano saxophone
Anton Goudsmit – guitar
Jeroen van Vliet – piano
Frans van der Hoeven – double bass
Pascal Vermeer – drums
Jeroen van Vliet – piano

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