About the album
“A solid, thoughtfully-programmed showcase for one of the most capable and encyclopedic of modern saxophone stylists. Mr. Redman has a warmly commanding sound and a broad idiomatic range, from ballad lyricism to bebop chord changes to modal playing to free-form. The news here is his growth as a composer and his ability to focus the energies of a band sparked by the great Ed Blackwell on drums.” So wrote the New York Times in 1983 of Dewey Redman’s “The Struggle Continues”, a disc that followed powerful Redman performances on ECM with Keith Jarrett’s ‘American Quartet’ and the Old And New Dreams band. Redman’s quartet repertoire, largely written by the leader, is capped by a tune from another great saxophonist: “Dewey Square” by Charlie Parker. Recorded 1982, and never before released on CD.
14th of December: award ceremony of Buma Boy Edgarprijs winner Jeroen van Vliet
On Sunday the 14th of December 2014 pianist and composer Jeroen van Vliet will receive the Buma Boy Edgarprijs 2014, the most important award for jazz and improvised music. Besides receiving the award, which consists of € 12.500 and a sculpture by Jan Wolkers, he composed a special program with performances ...Read more
Van Baerle Trio 'CD of the Week'
This week on Dutch NPO Radio 4 the new CD of the Van Baerle Trio, 'Pianotrios' of Mendelssohn is CD of the Week. Maria Milstein, Hannes Minnaar and Gideon den Herder have blooming solo careers but with the trio put a strong mark on the pianotrio repertoire! They won an Edison ...Read more