About the album
Star Stracks is an anthology of West European pop music from the period 1974-1995. This music is part of the musical background of the trio; they grew up with it, sometimes liking it, and sometimes not. The album does not attempt to give a jazzy flavour to these pop tunes; the tunes themselves form the inspiration for the trio's interpretation. Each tune is taken back to the moment of its creation, and then drawn in the direction of the trio. The essence of the art of improvisation that we usually call jazz is being rediscovered by taking contemporary popular music as a staring point for improvisation.
Yuri Honing, Tony Overwater and Joost Lijbaart all give their own side of the story, rephrasing their definition of jazz.
Yuri Honing has won a prestigious Edison Jazz Award 2018 which will be handed out to him in LantarenVenster in Rotterdam on July 6th 2018 for his album 'Goldbrun' together with his Acoustic Quartet. As a follow-up of the album he has set up a presentation in one of the museum halls of Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle together with Mariecke van der Linden. The opening of this presentation will be ...