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"Music: Breath of the statues. Perhaps: Silence of images. Your language where languages end" - Rainer Maria Rilke

Alto saxophonist and composer Joris Posthumus has been making music since he was six years old. He studied at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Tilburg. In 2009 Joris recorded the album ‘The Abyss’ together with: Sound technician Chris Weeda, pianist Jeroen van Vliet, drummer Pascal Vermeer and bass player Jurriaan Dekker (feat Tom Beek). This First album, ‘The Abyss’,  was released by record company Challenge Records in 2010. This album presents dynamic jazz of a high NU-bop energetic quality. The biting alto saxophone of Joris , who whipped up by the strong rhythm section explores all corners of the improvisation spectrum, is characteristic for the sound of the Quartet. Another characteristic is the melody, an important ingredient of Joris’s compositions, which will always sound through.
Making music is all about the chemistry between the musicians. With this group, Joris feels that all-important  ‘click’.  In this formation the band toured the Netherlands with the famous American tenor saxophonist David Murray as a guest. They played at the North Sea festival, but also on other famous Dutch Jazz venues during the Young VIPs tour, e.a. the  Bimhuis in Amsterdam and LantarenVenster in Rotterdam. The album ‘The Abyss’ was received with a great deal of enthusiasm by the jazz scene, in the Netherlands as well as abroad.

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