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Jasper Somsen

Dreams, Thoughts & Poetry

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Records
  • UPC 0608917330328
  • Catalog number CR 73303
  • Release date 01 October 2010
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About the album

Jasper Somsen and his ensemble play the music of Enrico Pieranunzi and they do this with their own vision of Pieranunzi's music in a heartfelt and profoundly musical way. The interpretations and improvisations succeed beautifully in conveying the “dreams” and “thoughts” ánd "poetry".

Jasper Somsen: "When the music is really great, styles doesn't matter. Most important is that the music (whether improvised or composed) is straight from the heart!"

"The best music is created the moment you're truly listening and anticipating, during the interaction with your fellow musicians. If you do exactly the same whilst playing your solo(s), you get the best out of yourself. You're focused outward. Your concentration is centred 'in between' the phrases. This space is 'the silence' between the one right phrase and the (yet to be played) next right phrase. It's the ultimate spot where music is breathing; where inspiration, intuition, knowledge and technique show you the right musical path to be taken." (Jasper Somsen, inspired by Kenny Werner's book "Effortless Mastery")

Jazz...Not Jazz10: 2010 lists with Sensual and other Challenge favorites


image The end of the year lists with favorite jazzalbums of 2010 are being published as we speak. Next to that, every issue of the Dutch magazine JAZZ publishes the Jazz...Not Jazz10. The christmas issue of JAZZ magazine has the band Sensual at number 9 with the new album 'Trinta'!A number of personal lists have Sensual among their favorites such as the list of: Tom Beek, Jaap Brienen en Phil Horneman.But ...

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