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Tineke Postma

The Dawn Of Light

€ 17.95
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  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Records
  • UPC 0608917331325
  • Catalog number CR 73313
  • Release date 15 March 11

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

Tineke Postma quartet at Jazz Middelburg!


image Next Monday June 9th Tineke Postma Quartet will perform at the International Jazz Festival Middelburg at 3 pm. with Marc van Roon, Frans van der Hoeven and Martijn Vink! Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazz saxophonist and composer. She performs with her groups and as a sideman since 2003. Tineke lives in Amsterdam and New York. Her latest cd The Dawn Of Light from 2011 (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza ...


Anthon Straat

April 10th 2011 19:29
Tineke, ik was bij je concert met Rein de Graaff, je was super met prachtige improvisaties van mij bekende nummers. Het was een genot om je te zien en te horen. Hartelijke groet, ook van Jansje (vriendin van Henny Hak)

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The Tineke Postma Quartet played solid as a rock, which was partly due to the excellent pianist Marc van Roon.

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