About the album
A new musical project ha been put together by Ilja Reijngoud. Together with his new quartet and the young and wonderfully talented Elizabeth Simonian there is now 'Around the World'. A project with Greek, Armenian and Swedish jazz music.
The Around the World program is built around the sphere of Greek and Armenian traditional music and Scandinavian jazz. It includes originals by Elizabeth, Ilja and piano player Kris Goessens. Music that is coloured with Swedish poetry, ancient songs and Mediterranean influences.
Born on the island of Cyprus to a Swedish mother and Armenian father, Elizabeth found her way to Holland to study music where she graduated with honors from the Rotterdam Conservatory last year. Her music like her rich and diverse background brings a unique atmosphere that merges jazz, pop and world music into one.
Ilja Reijngoud is a busy trombonist, arranger and composer based in the Netherlands who has recorded over 75 CDs in his career so far. On Around The World, he gathered together a jazz quartet also including pianist Kris Goessens, bassist Eric Van Der Westen and drummer Marcel Serierse to perform ten of his originals. The most important addition was the young singer Elizabeth Simonian. Ms. Simonian, who is in her twenties, ...