About the album
She belongs to the 'crème de la crème' of the Dutch jazz scene and Challenge Records is very happy to be able to work with her: saxophoneplayer Tineke Postma. The Dawn of Light is her new quartet album and debut on Challenge Records. It features a guest performance of Esperanza Spalding on the wonderful track "Leave me a place undeground"!
"I feel that the more I go on, the more my eyes open. It is as if through experiencing life, things start to dawn on me. And because of this personal growth, my music has grown along with it. The dawn is the growing consciousness of the beauty and magic of life, which can be described as the light. I hope people will be able to hear this in my music." Tineke Postma
This cd partly contains originals that Postma specially wrote for this quartet. "I have tried to write music that gives the four of us all the space to express ourselves. My compositions are more sketches than songs, which give a direction that can be the beginning of a musical journey each time we start playing. The songs are very diverse because I like all kinds of styles. Marc van Roon also contributed two songs. His harmonic and rhythmic ideas have given lots of inspiration to the quartet. As on my previous cd “The Traveller” (KTD6003 - featuring Geri Allen, Scott Colley and Terri Lyne Carrington) I recorded a composition of one of my favourite Brazilian composers Heitor Villa Lobos. His composition “Cancon Amor“ has such a beautiful melody, it really touches my heart every time we play it. We made an arrangement of the composition, trying to give it a personal touch. The song “Leave me a place underground” is based on a poem of Pablo Neruda. The first time I read this poem it struck me immediately. The text is talking about very fundamental feelings and emotions of human beings. I composed music for this poem, keeping Esperanza in the back of my mind. Although it contains odd time signatures, it sounds relatively accessible." Tineke Postma
Tineke Postma had her very successful cd-presentation concert on Friday April 22nd in the Bimhuis in Amsterdam
11Canção de Amor (Suite I Na Floresta do Amazonas)06:36
13Before the Snow04:17
14Leave Me A Place Underground05:32
18The Man Who Stared At Coats04:46
110Tell It Like It Is06:12
On The Dawn Of Light, her fifth CD as a leader, Postma is heard at the head of her regular quartet which also featured pianist and keyboardist Marc Van Roon, bassist Frans Van Der Hoeven and drummer Martijn Vink. The combot performs six of Postma’s originals, two by Van Roon, Heitor Villa Lobos’ “Cancao De Amor” and Thelonious Monk’s “Off Minor.”
Tineke Postma’s solos are conversational, unpredictable and utilize her own unusual accents and phrasing. She has attractive tones on both of her horns and does not sound like any of the usual dominant influences. Her playing features a steady flow of creative ideas. Marc Van Roon’s piano playing follows Postma closely (particularly on their duet version of “Off Minor”) and his accompaniment is as stimulating as his solos. Van Der Hoeven and Vink are excellent in support of the group. As a bonus, Esperanza Spalding takes a guest vocal on “Leave Me A Place Underground.”
The Dawn Of Light is an excellent introduction to the inventive music of Tineke Postma.
Yuri Honing, Mike del Ferro & Tineke Postma are nominated for an Edison Jazz Audience Award this year! Voting for an Edison Jazz Audience Awards can be done from 11 September 2015 until 1 October 2015. Please use this link to vote for you favorite artist. Vote here!