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Harmen Fraanje Quartet


  • Type SACD
  • Label Challenge Jazz
  • UPC 0608917011623
  • Catalog number SACHR 70116
  • Release date 04 May 2004
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About the album

Artist: Hein Van de Geyn, Matthieu Chazarene, Nelson Veras, Harmen Fraanje

The quartet of Harmen Fraanje was founded in the summer of 2002.Hein Van de Geyn invited the musicians to his theater where they spent an extraordinary week together. The music of Harmen found a miraculous medium in this group. The phenomenal brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras was able to add just that magic colour to the already sparkling sound of the piano trio. Nelson Veras,who already as a teenager toured with people like Pat Metheny,Aldo Romano, Gary Peacock, Michel Petrucciani, grew into one of the most promising guitarists in the world.His fabulous technique and effortless musicality are truly amazing. Hein Van de Geyn is a well known and seasoned bassist. His 20 year long experience give him the ability to push the group from his place in the back to extraordinary heights.His flexibility and sense of improvisation give a special colour to the group. Drummer Matthieu Chazarenc is at this point one of the young lions of the Paris Jazz scene that is most in demand.He only arrived on the scene a few years ago. His intense polyrhythmical way of playing is an exciting factor within the sound of the band. The music of this extraordinary quartet has a power and simplicity that hits the listener in a very direct way. Within the refreshing, clear compositions breathtaking improvisation takes place.As one of the most promising upcoming quartets we wantedto fully support the beautiful sound of the band with the best quality format.Challenge therefore decided to release this album as a hybrid surround SACD only.

Dutch Jazz and World meeting with Challenge artists!


image The annual Dutch Jazz & World Meeting is on its way. On december 1, 2 and 3 international artists, conaisseurs, programmers and musiclovers will be around to go to lectures, discussions, workshops, the information market, opening night in the Bimhuis and the showcases in The Sugar Factory and De MelkwegA lot of Challenge artists will be performing in the showcases!-Artvark Saxophone Quartet -Eric Vloeimans' Gatecrash -Harmen Fraanje Trio -Jungle Boldie ...

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