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050

The Ploctones

050

Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917327823
Catnr: CR 73278
Release date: 27 March 2009
1 CD
 
Label
Challenge Records
UPC
0608917327823
Catalogue number
CR 73278
Release date
27 March 2009

"["].. Impetuous , poetic, rowdy , compelling , controversial and surprising.""

De Gooi -en Eemlander, 15-10-2015
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Efraïm Trujillo: saxophones: | Anton Goudsmit: guitar | Jeroen Vierdag: bass | Martijn Vink: drums

“On the surface its all swing, while underneath all kinds of sliding disturbances take place. And when you think that they’ve really lost their way this time, they reunite with a bang. This to the great delight of the audience ‘and’ the four musicians, who seem surprised themselves as well...” (Mark Minnema, Noord Hollands Dagblad)

'The quartet of guitarist Anton Goudsmit (...) performs an intense and concentrated funk jazz that makes time fly (...)' (Frans van Leeuwen, NRC Handelsblad)

'Goudsmit's pieces jump at you like enthusiastic sledge dogs. (...) You have rarely heard Jeroen Vierdag play with such joy, which also counts for Martijn Vink and Efraïm Trujillo.'
(Koen Schouten about the album ‘Live op het Dak’, Volkskrant.)

'The Ploctones plays the most exciting Dutch jazz since the rise of trumpeteer Eric Vloeimans ... the album 050 is the new explosive standard we all hoped for. *****'
(J.P. Heck about the album '050' De Telegraaf)

Die vier Top-Jazzer unseres Nachbarlandes spielen schon seit Jahren zusammen, aber als "Ploctones" ist dies ihre erste gemeinsame CD. Hoch energetisch, mit einem guten Schuss Funk, dann wieder swingend oder balladesk. Aber nie langweilig oder gleichförmig - dazu sind die vier viel zu experimentierfreudig. Die Kompositionen stammen überwiegend von Saitenkünstler Goudsmit, über den der 'Guardian' meinte: 'The kind of musician that makes you wonder where the fire escape is.'

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The Ploctones

The Ploctones. A group with a rare solidity, determination and flexibility. A genuine four-headed monster. Whether it concerns a rhythmic tour de force, a fun idea or a tearjerker, the quartet always sounds solid and the group members never cease to surprise each other. The changes and shifting times are whizzing past our ears. With his ardent and passionate guitar playing the versatile and innovating Anton Goudsmit developed into a musical chameleon without losing his recognizable and characteristic style. His miscellaneous compositions are the base of poetic improvisations and flashy power performances. A critic of the British 'Guardian' described Goudsmit as: 'the kind of musician that makes you wonder where the fire escape is'. He graduated cum laude at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory in...
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The Ploctones. A group with a rare solidity, determination and flexibility. A genuine four-headed monster.
Whether it concerns a rhythmic tour de force, a fun idea or a tearjerker, the quartet always sounds solid and the group members never cease to surprise each other. The changes and shifting times are whizzing past our ears.
With his ardent and passionate guitar playing the versatile and innovating Anton Goudsmit developed into a musical chameleon without losing his recognizable and characteristic style. His miscellaneous compositions are the base of poetic improvisations and flashy power performances.
A critic of the British 'Guardian' described Goudsmit as: 'the kind of musician that makes you wonder where the fire escape is'. He graduated cum laude at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory in 1995 and today he can be reckoned as one of the most influential guitarists of the Netherlands.
Jeroen Vierdag is a strong and creative bass player who lifts the band up to a higher level with his driving groove and great virtuosity, competing with his 6-string colleague. He's been around in the field of pop, jazz, Latin and Brazilian music.
Martijn Vink is an extremely passionate drummer with a peerless technique. One moment he raises the roof and the next he colors and refines with the subtlety of a musical box. He is the regular drummer of the internationally renowned Metropole Orchestra and collaborated with many jazz giants like Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock and John Scofield.
Tenor saxophonist Efraim Trujillo stands out in hectic compositions as well as in a more ambient repertoire due to his open and dynamic playing. Because of his abundance of experience and ability to do anything with his instrument he renews and upgrades the music he plays and makes a concert of this group a special experience for the audience and the band members, time and again. Trujillo played with Courtney Pine, Benny Bailey, Steve Williamson and Bootsy Collins among many others.

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Anton Goudsmit

Guitarist Anton Goudsmit is a much sought-after player who does amazing things with whatever music he is presented with or writes. In 2001 Anton formed the Ploctones to perform a series of his compositions commissioned by Dutch NPS Radio.
In 2004 a Goudsmit organized a live CD recording of the Ploctones at the Jazz op het Dak festival which was featured on VPRO television. Since then the Ploctones have emerged as a very creative and innovative group, capable of combining grooves and improvisation. Anton also performs internationally with the New Cool Collective as well as Eric Vloeimans’ Fugimundi trio (US tours in 2008 and 2010). Anton Goudsmit won the coveted Boy Edgar Prize in 2010 for his contribution and standing on...
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Guitarist Anton Goudsmit is a much sought-after player who does amazing things with whatever music he is presented with or writes. In 2001 Anton formed the Ploctones to perform a series of his compositions commissioned by Dutch NPS Radio.
In 2004 a Goudsmit organized a live CD recording of the Ploctones at the Jazz op het Dak festival which was featured on VPRO television. Since then the Ploctones have emerged as a very creative and innovative group, capable of combining grooves and improvisation. Anton also performs internationally with the New Cool Collective as well as Eric Vloeimans’ Fugimundi trio (US tours in 2008 and 2010). Anton Goudsmit won the coveted Boy Edgar Prize in 2010 for his contribution and standing on the Dutch Jazz Scene.

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["].. Impetuous , poetic, rowdy , compelling , controversial and surprising."
De Gooi -en Eemlander, 15-10-2015

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Videos

Ploctones cd presentation 050
The Ploctones at The Hague Jazz 2008 / 3
The Ploctones at The Hague Jazz
Ploctones interviewed by Radio 6 on the North Sea Jazz Festival 2010

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The Adventure Continues
The Auratones
Live!
Estafest - Goudsmit, Erker, van Geel & van Vliet
Ride The Times
The Iain Ad Venture

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