Floris Verbeij / Bart Soeters
- Type CD
- Label Challenge Records
- UPC 0608917336221
- Catalog number CR 73362
- Release date 01 March 2013
About the album
Imagination, interwoven compositions and an unique personal view on traditional forms are characteristic for this album. Floris Verbeij and Bart Soeters about their music: “Our drive is to tell stories, stories you need to hear”. The duo are surrounded by musicians who’ve put their mark on Dutch Jazz: Michael Moore, Erik Rutjes, Arthur Lijten and Fay Lovsky. Verbeij and Soeters were successful before as Artists in Residence at “Festival achter de Linie”, at The National Theatre, The Pim Jacobs Music Award, as composers for various major film- and theatreproductions and are teaching innovatively at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Utrecht.
As the musicians themselves say, the realization of this album took some years. In this period, compositions matured and developed into inspiring meeting points. The music is so weightless and subtle, it flows like a stream of warm sunset air. Even a 21-second-long "Johannes" takes one deep exhale to slip through your mind.
“This guy certainly has his way with chords.”
Clare Fischer about the compositions of Floris Verbeij
“Everything coming out of his hands is true music”
Han Reiziger about Bart Soeters when handing out the Pim Jacobs Music Award