The Ploctones

Ploc

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917336924
Catnr: CR 73369
Release date: 11 September 2013
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Challenge Records
UPC
0608917336924
Catalogue number
CR 73369
Release date
11 September 2013

"["].. Impetuous , poetic, rowdy , compelling , controversial and surprising.""

De Gooi -en Eemlander, 15-10-2015
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About the album

The Ploctones. A group with a rare solidity, determination and flexibility. A genuine four-headed monster.
Whether it concerns a rhythmic tour de force, a fun idea or a tearjerker, the quartet always sounds solid and the group members never cease to surprise each other. The changes and shifting times are whizzing past our ears.

The band of Anton Goudsmit, winner Devil 'best pop gitarist' and VPRO Boy Edgar Award for jazz, has together with saxophonist Ephraim Trujillo, bass player Jeroen Vierdag and drummer Martijn Vink poured down on new notes, new rhythms and new grooves. After many years of service to the indomitable New Cool Collective, Goudsmit is now fully devoted to his own anarchist gang.

The band already plays almost a decade in this formation and they never get enough of it. The men are evenly matched and surprise each other constantly with quirky input and intense interplay. 'Ploc' is already the fourth album by The Ploctones.

The inside of the arwork is provided by Typex - known for his cartoon illustrations of music, movies and arts. The booklet can be unfolded to a poster which Typex illustrated a comic story about the cover photo.
De band van Anton Goudsmit, winnaar Duiveltje ‘beste popgitarist’ én VPRO Boy Edgar Prijs voor de jazz, heeft zich samen met saxofonist Efraïm Trujillo, bassist Jeroen Vierdag en drummer Martijn Vink gestort op nieuwe noten, nieuwe ritmes en nieuwe grooves.
The Ploctones. A group with a rare solidity, determination and flexibility. A genuine four-headed monster.
Whether it concerns a rhythmic tour de force, a fun idea or a tearjerker, the quartet always sounds solid and the group members never cease to surprise each other. The changes and shifting times are whizzing past our ears.

The band of Anton Goudsmit, winner Devil 'best pop gitarist' and VPRO Boy Edgar Award for jazz, has together with saxophonist Ephraim Trujillo, bass player Jeroen Vierdag and drummer Martijn Vink poured down on new notes, new rhythms and new grooves. After many years of service to the indomitable New Cool Collective, Goudsmit is now fully devoted to his own anarchist gang.

The band already plays almost a decade in this formation and they never get enough of it. The men are evenly matched and surprise each other constantly with quirky input and intense interplay. 'Ploc' is already the fourth album by The Ploctones.

The inside of the arwork is provided by Typex - known for his cartoon illustrations of music, movies and arts. The booklet can be unfolded to a poster which Typex illustrated a comic story about the cover photo.

Artist(s)

The Ploctones. A group with a rare solidity, determination and flexibility. A genuine four-headed monster.
Whether it concerns a rhythmic tour de force, a fun idea or a tearjerker, the quartet always sounds solid and the group members never cease to surprise each other. The changes and shifting times are whizzing past our ears.

With his ardent and passionate guitar playing the versatile and innovating Anton Goudsmit developed into a musical chameleon without losing his recognizable and characteristic style. His miscellaneous compositions are the base of poetic improvisations and flashy power performances.
A critic of the British 'Guardian' described Goudsmit as: 'the kind of musician that makes you wonder where the fire escape is'.

He graduated cum laude at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory in 1995 and today he can be reckoned as one of the most influential guitarists of the Netherlands.

Jeroen Vierdag is a strong and creative bass player who lifts the band up to a higher level with his driving groove and great virtuosity, competing with his 6-string colleague. He's been around in the field of pop, jazz, Latin and Brazilian music.

Martijn Vink is an extremely passionate drummer with a peerless technique. One moment he raises the roof and the next he colors and refines with the subtlety of a musical box. He is the regular drummer of the internationally renowned Metropole Orchestra and collaborated with many jazz giants like Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock and John Scofield.

Tenor saxophonist Efraim Trujillo stands out in hectic compositions as well as in a more ambient repertoire due to his open and dynamic playing. Because of his abundance of experience and ability to do anything with his instrument he renews and upgrades the music he plays and makes a concert of this group a special experience for the audience and the band members, time and again. Trujillo played with Courtney Pine, Benny Bailey, Steve Williamson and Bootsy Collins among many others.

Press

["].. Impetuous , poetic, rowdy , compelling , controversial and surprising."
De Gooi -en Eemlander, 15-10-2015

With 'Ploc' The Ploctones produced a record again that spans the full width of jazz music. Filthy funk to ballads, everything is represented.
Draai Om Je Oren, 01-7-2014

"Their music is often described as a very creative and innovative; masters at improvising"
keepitswinging.blogspot.nl, 13-1-2014

Chosen als most influential record in the field of Jazz in the Jazzism January 2014
Jazzism , 08-1-2014

Ploc is a remarkable album.
Jazzbulletin, 02-12-2013

"Hard, vile and very precise!"
www.jazzflits.nl, 30-11-2013

"This is a CD that will not get bored and recommended for lovers of contemporary jazz rock"
www.audiofreaks.nl, 07-11-2013

All ingredients of the past are still present, they are only bolder, more extreme and therefore better
Jazzmozaiek, 01-11-2013

One of the most responsible party jazz bands of our country
Jazzism , 01-11-2013

Playing more eager than the quartet [...] is hardly imaginable. 
Limburgs Dagblad, 18-10-2013

    The product is dynamic and awesome 
Mania , 11-10-2013

"Also Ploc make some kind of unexpected movement to the listener, but that makes the experience of this band precisely to such an exciting roller coaster experience"
BN DeStem, 07-10-2013

"Very touching and romantic how the guitar and sax are looking for each other and how strong the energy of the music goes high and low like in Giuseppe" 
NRC Handelsblad, 30-9-2013

"A blues from The Ploctones can ofcourse not be without silliness. Perhaps indeed the best band of the Netherlands"
Jazz, 23-9-2013

Broadening and subtlety and  the irrepressible appetite for explosive music, go effortlessly together on 'Ploc'. A versatile album from a band in top form.
Jazzenzo, 23-9-2013

"A highlight is the wonderful Giuseppe, an emotional trip up build of guitar layers that result in an infectious turbulence"
Volkskrant, 11-9-2013

The Ploctones is not only a fantastic group of impressive players, it is also a group in which the individual voices are used to their full advantage. 
Jazzmozaiek, 04-4-2013

It is hard, vile en very cut very precise!
Jazzflits

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