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Rembrandt Frerichs

Continental

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917333527
Catnr: CR 73335
Release date: 08 March 2012
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Challenge Records
UPC
0608917333527
Catalogue number
CR 73335
Release date
08 March 2012
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About the album

One of the highlights of the North Sea Jazz festival” Jazzmagazine wrote about pianist and composer Rembrandt Frerichs. One couldn’t hope for a better recommendation.Rembrandt is a pianist with a broad perspective.
He is familiar with the American jazz tradition, but wants to avoid the well-trodden path.He is inspired by European classical music and his passion for Arabic music was developed during his two-year stay in Egypt. 

The now 33-year-old artist played his music in legendary Jazzclub Birdland in New York.

The Rembrandt Frerichs trio has been a “working” band for a number of years now. Looking back on their musical trip thus far, in the beginning it was a shared love for American jazz that connected them as musicians. After some time, however, this inspiration proved insufficient, and the trio started playing Rembrandt’s compositions exclusively. By doing this a personal development was initiated to look for something that lies more deeply within themselves: they began to create something that felt closer to home. 
The trio does not get lost in a maze of mixed styles and traditions, but always approaches the music openly. As a trio, they are not afraid to step away from controlling impulses and see what the moment brings them.

The harmonies used in Rembrandt’s compositions are mostly not the standard jazz harmonies as you hear them in the Jazz songbook. However, the way they treat these harmonies, play around with them on stage, and approach them differently every time, they are indebted to their “jazz” background.
The Rembrandt Frerichs Trio approaches the content of their own European music with the attitude of American Jazz. Emotional content with a “fun-to-do” attitude.

The long hours the trio spent rehearsing and talking about music have been invaluable to an ongoing developing process, which somehow seems like a trans-Atlantic view of Europe, hence the title of this album: Continental
From: liner notes of Continental, written by Rembrandt Frerichs.
"This guy sounds great!" rief Michael Brecker, als er mit Rembrandt Frerichs während des North Sea Jazz Festivals spielte. Nun ist der Pianist 33 Jahre alt und seit einigen Jahren Leader eines eigenen Piano-Trios. Und bringt dort seine große Erfahrung ein: Studium in Holland und U.S.A., zweijähriger Aufenthalt in Ägypten. Verwurzelt in der amerikanischen Tradition ebenso wie in europäischen Klangwelten, rhythmische Aufgeschlossenheit als Sahnehäubchen dazu. Mit seinen kongenialen, über Holland hinaus bekannten Sidemen gelingt ihm hier eine besonders schöne Aufnahme, oft lyrisch, immer von ausgesuchter Raffinesse.

Artist(s)

Rembrandt Frerichs

REMBRANDT FRERICHS is a Dutch pianist and composer. As a student, he received a scholarship from the Excelling Young Musicians Fund, to study at the New York Conservatory. He graduated with honors from the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. | INFLUENCES He debuted at the North Sea Jazz Festival aged 22, and worked with saxophonist Michael Brecker, who said about him, “This guy sounds great!” Rembrandt plays in various of his own ensembles, such as the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio and Levantasy. His sound is characterized by influences of Arabic music and baroque music, which stand next to the American jazz tradition. His special style and use of instruments has not remained unnoticed: in 2016 the Foundation...
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REMBRANDT FRERICHS is a Dutch pianist and composer. As a student, he received a scholarship from the Excelling Young Musicians Fund, to study at the New York Conservatory. He graduated with honors from the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. | INFLUENCES He debuted at the North Sea Jazz Festival aged 22, and worked with saxophonist Michael Brecker, who said about him, “This guy sounds great!” Rembrandt plays in various of his own ensembles, such as the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio and Levantasy. His sound is characterized by influences of Arabic music and baroque music, which stand next to the American jazz tradition. His special style and use of instruments has not remained unnoticed: in 2016 the Foundation of the Performing Arts had a fortepiano made specially for Frerichs, which he currently uses for various projects. MUSICIAN, TEACHER & ARTISTIC LEADER Frerichs teaches jazz piano as a main subject at the Tilburg Conservatory, and works as a guest lecturer at the conservatories of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. He is also artistic leader of several cultural fora, such as the Rabo Jazz Festival (Oud-Beijerland), the Waterfront Jazz Club (Almere) and the Regentenkamer (The Hague). | RECOMMENDATIONS His debut CD Self Portrait (2007) was nominated for an Edison Award and was ‘Album of the Week’ on London Jazz Radio. In 2010, Rembrandt Frerichs played in the legendary jazz club Birdland in New York, together with, amongst others, trumpet player Michael Varekamp. That same year, the NRC Handelsblad wrote about him: “Rembrandt makes the story of jazz a richer one”.

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Rembrandt Frerichs

REMBRANDT FRERICHS is a Dutch pianist and composer. As a student, he received a scholarship from the Excelling Young Musicians Fund, to study at the New York Conservatory. He graduated with honors from the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. | INFLUENCES He debuted at the North Sea Jazz Festival aged 22, and worked with saxophonist Michael Brecker, who said about him, “This guy sounds great!” Rembrandt plays in various of his own ensembles, such as the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio and Levantasy. His sound is characterized by influences of Arabic music and baroque music, which stand next to the American jazz tradition. His special style and use of instruments has not remained unnoticed: in 2016 the Foundation...
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REMBRANDT FRERICHS is a Dutch pianist and composer. As a student, he received a scholarship from the Excelling Young Musicians Fund, to study at the New York Conservatory. He graduated with honors from the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. | INFLUENCES He debuted at the North Sea Jazz Festival aged 22, and worked with saxophonist Michael Brecker, who said about him, “This guy sounds great!” Rembrandt plays in various of his own ensembles, such as the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio and Levantasy. His sound is characterized by influences of Arabic music and baroque music, which stand next to the American jazz tradition. His special style and use of instruments has not remained unnoticed: in 2016 the Foundation of the Performing Arts had a fortepiano made specially for Frerichs, which he currently uses for various projects. MUSICIAN, TEACHER & ARTISTIC LEADER Frerichs teaches jazz piano as a main subject at the Tilburg Conservatory, and works as a guest lecturer at the conservatories of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. He is also artistic leader of several cultural fora, such as the Rabo Jazz Festival (Oud-Beijerland), the Waterfront Jazz Club (Almere) and the Regentenkamer (The Hague). | RECOMMENDATIONS His debut CD Self Portrait (2007) was nominated for an Edison Award and was ‘Album of the Week’ on London Jazz Radio. In 2010, Rembrandt Frerichs played in the legendary jazz club Birdland in New York, together with, amongst others, trumpet player Michael Varekamp. That same year, the NRC Handelsblad wrote about him: “Rembrandt makes the story of jazz a richer one”.

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Rembrandt Frerichs Trio live at Porgy & Bess, Terneuzen
Eric Vloeimans, Simin Tander and Rembrandt Frerichs - Bradshaw
Vrije Geluiden interview Rembrandt Frerichs
Rembrandt Frerichs and Kepera Trio & Yoram Lachish - Vinsent Planjer/ Apadana
LEVANTASY showreel / Kepera trio & Yoram Lachish
Impressions Michael Brecker and Rembrandt Frerichs (Piano)trio
New York with Michael Varekamp, Rembrandt Frerichs, Joris Teepe and Daryll Green
Rembrandt Frerichs - Carrousel

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