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The Abyss

Joris Posthumus Quartet feat. Tom Beek

The Abyss

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917328721
Catnr: CR 73287
Release date: 01 February 2010
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Challenge Records
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0608917328721
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CR 73287
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01 February 2010
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Joris Posthumus Quartet, featuring Tom Beek.
Joris Posthumus: Altosax | Jeroen van Vliet: Piano & Fender Rhodes | Jurriaan Dekker: Double Bass | Pascal Vermeer: Drums | Tom Beek: Tenorsax

After the project TNQ meets and TNQ invites, Joris Posthumus and Jurriaan Dekker have found their two 'partners in crime' to stay: Jeroen van Vliet and Pascal Vermeer. With the four of them they now form the new Joris Posthumus Quartet (featuring on this record also Tom Beek on tenorsax). This band is unbelievably strong and no-nonsense. You can call it nu-bop! They themselves call it a kick-ass jazz band!
Joris Posthumus hat mit seiner Band ?The New Quartet? in Holland bereits einige Meriten gesammelt. Das Kennzeichen der Band war, dass sie Bekannte Solisten einluden und speziell f�r diese neue Titel komponierten. So konnten sie auch mit David Murray vier Konzert in Holland pr�sentieren. Nun aber sind van Vliet und Vermeer dazu gesto�en, und damit besteht das Quartet selbst aus den bekanntesten Musikern Hollands. Geblieben ist der Stil: Groove-orientierter Nu-Bop vom feinsten.

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Pascal Vermeer

Born in 1967 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.  Started to play the drums at the age of seven. Received private instruction under the accomplished. American drummer Steve Clover. As a member of the jazz quintet Iris, Pascal Vermeer won the “Meervaart Contest”of the Dutch Broadcast Foundation (NOS) Pascal Vermeer performed concerts in Burkina Faso, China, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Italy, Latvia, Austria, Egypt, South-Africa, Switzerland, Norway, Cuba, Costa Rica and the U.S.A. Performed with many groups and musicians ; Michiel Borstlap Trio, Eric Vloeimans’ Gatecrash, Jeroen van Vliet Trio, Dick de Graaf Quartet,  Lewinsky Quartet, Kristina Fuchs/Theo Loevendie, Laetitia van Krieken Big Bang, Flaco Jimenez, Anton Goudsmit, Feya Faku, Dave Stewart, Jesse van Ruller, Jarmo Hoogendijk,...
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Born in 1967 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Started to play the drums at the age of seven. Received private instruction under the accomplished. American drummer Steve Clover.
As a member of the jazz quintet Iris, Pascal Vermeer won the “Meervaart Contest”of the Dutch Broadcast Foundation (NOS) Pascal Vermeer performed concerts in Burkina Faso, China, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Italy, Latvia, Austria, Egypt, South-Africa, Switzerland, Norway, Cuba, Costa Rica and the U.S.A.
Performed with many groups and musicians ; Michiel Borstlap Trio, Eric Vloeimans’ Gatecrash, Jeroen van Vliet Trio, Dick de Graaf Quartet, Lewinsky Quartet, Kristina Fuchs/Theo Loevendie, Laetitia van Krieken Big Bang, Flaco Jimenez, Anton Goudsmit, Feya Faku, Dave Stewart, Jesse van Ruller, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Ben van de Dungen, Harmen Fraanje, Benjamin Herman, Tineke Postma, Adrian Mears, Andrea Pozza, David Murray, Joris Posthumus Quartet and many others.
Pascal Vermeer is official endorser of Ludwig drums and Istanbul Agop cymbals.As a drummer he assisted in the production of about 40 cd’s.

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Joris Posthumus Quartet

Alto saxophonist and composer Joris Posthumus has been making music since he was six years old. He studied at the conservatory of Rotterdam and Tilburg, and at the same time founded various combos. After graduating, he and his friend, the bassist Jurriaan Dekker, created The New Quartet in order to set up live projects with leading jazz musicians, including Wolter Wierbos, Martijn Vink, Ben van der Dungen and Yuri Honing. At the end of 2007, after pianist Jeroen van Vliet and drummer Pascal Vermeer had joined the Quartet, this 'project approach' culminated in four performances with David Murray. When their album 'The Abyss' was released in 2009 (distributed by Challenge), the group's name was changed to the Joris Posthumus Quartet. The...
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Alto saxophonist and composer Joris Posthumus has been making music since he was six years old. He studied at the conservatory of Rotterdam and Tilburg, and at the same time founded various combos. After graduating, he and his friend, the bassist Jurriaan Dekker, created The New Quartet in order to set up live projects with leading jazz musicians, including Wolter Wierbos, Martijn Vink, Ben van der Dungen and Yuri Honing.
At the end of 2007, after pianist Jeroen van Vliet and drummer Pascal Vermeer had joined the Quartet, this 'project approach' culminated in four performances with David Murray. When their album 'The Abyss' was released in 2009 (distributed by Challenge), the group's name was changed to the Joris Posthumus Quartet. The album was recorded together with sound technician Chris Weeda, pianist Jeroen van Vliet, drummer Pascal Vermeer en bass player Juriaan Dekker (featuring Tom Beek). 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 that the melody, an important ingredient of Joris’s compositions, will always sound through. Making music is all about the chemistry between the musicians. With Jeroen van Vliet, Pascal Vermeer and Juriaan Dekker, 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 and played at the North Sea festival, but also on other famous Dutch Jazz podiums during the Young VIPs tour, a.o. the Bimhuis in Amsterdam and ”Lantaren en Venster” in Rotterdam. In 2010, they have not only dazzled at the North Sea Jazz Festival, but also at renowned Dutch jazz venues during the Young VIPs Tour. As Joris, whose compositions are known for their strong melodies, says about his Quartet, 'Over the years I've worked with quite a few musicians, but with Jurriaan, Jeroen and Pascal, I feel an unprecedented something extra. We kick ass!'In that year Joris started working on some new projects as well. With Pascal Vermeer he started the Ornette!! project. With this project they play mostly Ornette Coleman pieces. Another group is Instant Architecture. With musicians like Yonga Sun and Jarno van Es they play in a free impro form. With the Hammond Trio the music is performed by three, but sounds as if it's four people playing. With Arno Krijger (Hammond) and Joost van Schaik (drums) the music gets an extra dimension.

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Joris Posthumus

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,...
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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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Joris Postumus Quartet in Vrije Geluiden 01
Joris Postumus Quartet in Vrije Geluiden 02

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