About the album
Jeroen van Vliet & Sikeda
Jeroen van Vliet: piano, synthesizers
Erwin Vann: tenor saxophone
Jörg Brinkmann: cello
Afra Mussawisade: percussion, sampling
Frans van der Hoeven: double bass
Pascal Vermeer: drums
Jeroen van Vliet in the linernotes of Thin Air: "In 2008 I was honoured to accept the Composition Assignment of the North Sea Jazz Festival and Music Center Netherlands (MCN). I chose to write for a sextet consisting of musicians with whom I had previously worked on different occassions and whom I admire. Besides the trio with Frans and Pascal that recorded The Poet & Other Tales in 2007, Afra was the perfect match, both on percussion and with his sounds and samples. I asked Erwin, with whom I had recorded several albums before, for his lyricism and beautiful ideas and sound. When I heard Jörg I was instantly hooked by his creative playing, so I asked him to join. The band is now called Sikeda (pronounced SEE - KAY- DAH), a word without meaning, chosen simply for its sound. Enjoy the ride. "
Yesterday, Eric Vloeimans was on dutch national television! He performed in De Wereld Draait Door. It was a huge succes. He played the song 'Lex', together with one of his bandmembers Jeroen van Vliet. You can watch the performance here!Today, Eric Vloeimans' Gatecrash are leaving to tour in America.