Last month, the young and unusual trio Kapok released their second album. On this self-titled album, the band combines elements from very different genres and traditions: the energy and compact form of pop and funk; the grooves and percussion of roots music; the interaction and abstract sounds of free improvisation; and the phrasing and harmonies of jazz.
The critics about both the release as wel as their live-performance are excellent:
“With an unusual occupation of horn, guitar and percussion, the trio manages to reach a great brightness and directness.” - Het Parool
“Sound innovations in jazz are rare. Kapok, a young Dutch jazz band, has managed to add a surprising new color” - De Telegraaf
“The open-mindedness of Kapok is their great strength. They add new dimensions to the contemporary jazz and accomplishing great things with minimal resources.” - Jazzenzo
We now offer you a discount of € 5,- on this brand new album! You will pay €14,95 instead of €19,95! Use the discount code kapokdiscount at the checkout of our webshop*.
*This discount code is valid until March 31.
Find more information on our website: www.challengerecords.com
In collaboration with Bimhuis (Amsterdam) we made a combination-deal to get even more discount together with a concert ticket. Check out their website www.bimhuis.nl for this deal!
About the album
For their self-titled second album, Dutch jazz trio Kapok looked for a space that could provide the right acoustics for their unique sound. They ended up in 13th-century Beverweerd Castle, and after installing a mobile studio, Kapok recorded the album in two weeks. In contrast to the spacious, dreamy quality of their debut album Flatlands, Kapok has become an energetic album filled with instrumental songs which are influenced by roots music, indie rock and free jazz. There is lots of room for improvisation. Using all these elements, Kapok creates music that is new and recognizable at the same time.
Fri 21 March - Bimhuis, Amsterdam (NL)
Wed 26 March - Domani, Venlo (NL)
Wed 16 April - De Kluiz (Theater de Bussel), Oosterhout (NL)
Thu 17 April - De Spieghel, Groningen (NL)
Sat 26 April - Jazzahead!, Bremen (DE)