On the 7th of February jazz pianist and composer Rembrandt Frerichs will release his new album 'A Long Story Short', a phrase that, on multiple levels, speaks to the artistic development of this trio.
You can now pre-order this album with a € 3,- discount, you will pay € 16,95 instead of € 19,95! Use the code frerichs2014 at the check out of our webshop to receive this discount.
This code is valid until the 7th of Februari.
Two release concerts in The Netherlands (7 and 8 February in Amsterdam and Rotterdam) kick of their tour through Europe and the Middle East. You will find the complete tour schedule of Rembrandt Frerichs Trio below.
A Long Story Short
Whereas this album’s predecessor, “Continental”, felt like a geographical move from American jazz to an exploration of our European roots, on “A Long Story Short” they feel mainly driven by the current zeitgeist. From the music of HERE to the music of NOW. This album is inspired by the conceptual approach of Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan. In his search for the essence of beauty, Mondriaan developed his own visual language. His example felt like a great encouragement for the trio to look for ways to blend all their influences into an individual style that reflects the time we live in.
Another hot topic in the group has been the studying of poetry-based rhythms, one of the many reasons why they love the art music of the Middle East. Frerichs often wondered lately why an Arabic 23/8 rhythm sometimes touches me more than straight ahead 4/4 time. He think it is because, like a line of poetry, its cadence invites you into a dancing, bouncing universe full of opportunities to change your perspective on your own musical language.
More information about the album you will find on our website.
07-02-2014 Concertgebouw Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
08-02-2014 Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
14-02-2014 Moods jazzclub, Zurich (Switzerland)
02-03-2014 De Nieuwe Regentes, Den Haag (The Netherlands)
21-03-2014 Cristofori, Gent (Belgium)
23-03-2014 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
05-04-2014 De Bovenkamer, Zeist (The Netherlands)
05-05-2014 Amman Jazz Festival (Jordan)
07-05-2014 Culrural Centre Jerusalem (Israel)
24-05-2014 Brussels Jazz Marathon (Belgium)
08-06-2014 Jazz in Duketown, Den Bosch (The Netherlands)
21-06-2014 Jazzfestival, Steenwijk (The Netherlands)
03-08-2014 MA festival, Brugge (Belgium)
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