Tineke Postma & Greg Osby

Sonic Halo

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917337020
Catnr: CR 73370
Release date: 12 September 2014
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€ 12.95
Challenge Records
Catalogue number
CR 73370
Release date
12 September 2014

"Buma Boy Edgar Tour"

JazzPodium, 01-3-2016

About the album

This album is promising an absolutely fresh and intriguing music. Osby's modern energetic and acoustic conceptual sounds will meet the melodic European influences of Tineke. A recording with two soprano saxophones has hardly ever been done before; it’s pretty uncommon. The intriguing mix of male and female ingredients from Greg and Tineke will show that times have changed and jazz is not a music style dominated by males anymore. Greg Osby was Tineke’s mentor once, now Greg admits they are peers and he has a lot to learn from her. It is a multicultural project uniting the greatest young musicians from the NYC scene, the Netherlands and Australia.

Besides all, this is the first album of Tineke in the last 3 years and for the first time she has been recording as a co-leader with Greg. This album will show her new musical developments influenced by her long stays in NYC and performances with top artists of the US jazz scene.

Dieses Album verspricht eine frische und faszinierende Musik. Greg Osbys moderne, energetische Klänge treffen auf Tineke Postmas melodische, europäische Einflüsse, und Aufnahmen mit zwei Sopransaxophonen gibt es selten. Dieser Mix aus männlichen und weiblichen Zutaten zeigt, dass sich die Zeiten geändert haben und Jazz keine ausschließlich von Männern dominierte Szene mehr ist. In diesem multikulturellen Projekt vereinen sich die besten Jungmusiker der New Yorker Szene, den Niederlanden und Australien, und es zeigt Tineke Postmas neue musikalische Entwicklungen, stark beeinflusst von ihren langen Aufenthalten in New York und ihrer Arbeit mit den besten Musikern der Staaten.


Tineke Postma Biography
Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazz saxophonist and composer. She performs with her groups and as a sideman since 2003. Tineke lives in Amsterdam and New York. Her latest cd The Dawn Of Light from 2011 (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding), has been released in 2011 worldwide, received raving reviews and won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award. UK ”The Evening Stardard” called her ”One of the leading ladies in Jazz!”

De Downbeat Poll 2012 has listed Tineke as Rising Star #5 in the soprano saxophone category and #10 for alto sax. On April 30 Tineke performed for the International Jazzday at the Asembly Hall of the United Nations in New York with Wayne Shorter.

In 2009 Tineke has received the Jazz Juan Revelations Award (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival), in 2006 the prestigious Midem “ International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award”, in 2003 The Sisters in Jazz All Star Award”. Tineke was nominated twice for the Paul Acket Award (North Sea Jazz). Tineke’s cd “The Traveller” received an Edison nominations in 2010 and her latest album “The Dawn of Light” won the Edison, National Category in 2011.

Tineke is part of Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic CD and Group which won a GRAMMY for BEST VOCAL ALBUM 2012). Tineke plays 4 solos on this album!
- See more at: http://www.tinekepostma.com/biography#sthash.uxENKp1e.dpuf

Tineke Postma Groups
The Tineke Postma Quartet (Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums) was founded in 2005 and has played at many international festivals adn venues such as Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Duc des Lombards in Paris, North Sea Jazz, Middelheim Festival in Antwerpen, Festival,Young Euro Jazz Berlin, Pori Jazz Festival (Finland) , Umea Jazz Festival (Sweden), Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway) , the Jakarta Jazz Festival (Indonesia) Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan) and the Hanoi Jazz Festival (Vietnam).

The Tineke Postma International Quartet featuring Geri Allen on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums was founded in 2009, February when Tineke recorded cd “The Traveller. They performed at the Barbican Hall in London, The North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz a Ramatuelle, Jazz sous les Pommiers Festival in France and at the Blue Note in New York.

Tineke recorded five cd’s and one dvd. The debut cd "First Avenue "(2003), second cd "For the Rhythm (featuring Terri Lyne Carrington" (2005), DVD “Live in Amsterdam."(2005), third cd “A Journey That Matters feat. Terri Lyne Carrington "(2008), fourth cd “The Traveller|” (Geri Allen, Scott Colley and Terri Lyne Carrington (2009) and her latest cd The Dawn Of Light (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding, was released in 2011 worldwide and recorded with her Dutch Quartet feat. Marc van Roon, Frans van der Hoeven en Martijn Vink and won the Dutch prestigious Edison.

- In 2003 Sisters in Jazz project (IAJE), Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, IAJE in Long Beach, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz Vienne and Umbria Jazz.
- Billie and Me Tribute: Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Niki Harris, Joan Osnborne. Performances 2005 at Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), UCLA Royce Hall (LA), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Byham Theatre (Pittsburgh), Eisenhower Auditorium-Penn State (University park).
- Concerts with Esperanza Spalding. 2008 Performances at Carnegie Hall, North Sea Jazz Festival, Bimhuis
- Concerts with Geri Allen Group 2009, Iridium, The Hague Jazz Festival
- Concerts with Terri Lyne Carrington Group. Performances at Beantown Jazz Festival, Jazzstandard, Tokyo Jazz
Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival.
- Jasper van’t Hof, Pili (Germany Tours in 2011, 2012) - Dutch singers Fleurine, Anne Chris, Esra Dalfidan,

Tineke is featured on the following cd’s:
Anne Chris: Tomorrow is Today (2003), Play For Now (2009)
DJ Maestro & Catch 22 Mesmerize (2006)
Chris McNulty Whispers the Heart (2006)
Dutch Metropole Orchestra Radio Recording (2005), conducted by Mister Bakker, arrangements by Mike Abene
Rob van Bavel Generations (2007)
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw 30 Jaar Sesjun (2006) Edoardo Righini Evidence (2006)
Jasper van’t Hof Pilipili (2011)
Esra Dalfidan Counterpoint (2009)
Terri Lyne Carrington The Mosaic Project (2010)

Education and teaching
Tineke studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York with Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. She graduated with honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and studied with Ferdinand Povel en Jasper Blom. She taught between 2005-2010 at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Since 2011Tineke teaches at the Institut für Musik - Hochschule Osnabrück, Germany. She also is a guest teacher at Jazzskule in Voss, Norway. Tineke gave clinics in Tokyo; Japan, Umeo; Sweden and in Germany.



Buma Boy Edgar Tour
JazzPodium, 01-3-2016

[...] Surprisingly, the duo performance of Postma and electronics wizard and pianist Jasper van't Hof. (..) Van 't Hof lived behind the wing in virtuoso, rapidly played melodies which he alternates with spacious-sounding electronic soundscapes, diluted by Postma's impassioned melodies from the cups of both sopraa- and alto saxophone. (..) Action with a sometimes meditative krarakter which had rested may take longer. (..) Appraisal folllowing over and over again, with a grateful Postma who claimed to believe in jazz, "both in music and in life." [...]
Jazzenzo , 01-1-2016

[...] Article about Boy Edgar Prijs 2015. [...]
Jazzflits, 21-12-2015

["].. Tineke also knows how to play her male colleagues off the stage."
NRC Next, 11-12-2015

[ ...] The growth that ​​jazz saxophonist Tineke Postma has made is admirable. In no time did the 36 year-old Frisian not only reach the top of the Dutch scene, but she also reached into the international jazz. Rightly the jury of the Buma Boy Edgar Prize saw Postma's combination of cosmopolitanism and Dutch sobriety. ,,How a basically modest Frisian built up a musical career in the United States with her own band and collaborated  with not the least of them" the jury says [ ...]
De Volkskrant, 10-12-2015

"In New York she went straight to the big stages, today jazz saxophone player Tineke Postma (37) will receive the Boy Edgar Prize. "Depth with very few notes, that's my goal."
De Volkskrant, 09-12-2015

VPRO Vrije Geluiden, 08-12-2015

[''].. "What is strinkingl with Tineke Postma," says the jury, " is the combination of cosmopolitanism and Dutch sobriety."
Doctor Jazz Magazine, 01-10-2015

Buma Boy Edgarprijs
Jazzpodium, 01-9-2015

"The Buma Boy Edgar Prize 2015, the most prestigious award in the Netherlands in the field of jazz and improvised music, is awarded to composer and saxophonist Tineke Postma."
NRC Handelsblad, 28-6-2015

"This year, saxophonist TIneke Postma won the Buma Boy Edgaraward, the most important Dutch jazz award. The jury praised her combination of cosmopolitanism and Dutch modesty, her personal style and sense of melody."
De Volkskrant, 27-6-2015

"Yesterday, Tineke Postma received the Boy Edgaraward, the most important Dutch jazzaward." 
Trouw, 26-6-2015

Jazzhalo, 24-3-2015

"It's been a treat to watch gifted 36-year-old Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma mature over the past decade, and this collaboration with one of her mentors, Greg Osby, reflects another intriguing phase in her development."  
Downbeat, 01-2-2015

"The entire piece is made up of deceptively simple but intricately built brief, melodic fragments, which serve as fodder for an energetic and stimulating ensemble play." 
All About Jazz, 12-12-2014

"Sonic Halo is a compelling set of tightly performed, wonderfully played, inspired, and dryly witty post bop" 
Jazzed Magazine (USA), 11-12-2014

A musically exciting and varied release
Radio Dreyeckland, 30-11-2014

4 out of 5 stars - Jazz full of its lively interactions.
Jazzthetik, 26-11-2014

"There are not many records in which the two soloists play both alto and soprano sax. That makes this CD already special." 
Jazz in Europe (online magazine), 11-11-2014

Here the focus is on the music which is consistently well done!
Jazzpodium, 31-10-2014

Two voices of alto- and sopranosaxophone which ensanre, complemente and challenge each other 
Jazzthing, 27-10-2014

"A very contemporary cd"
Music Emotion, 01-10-2014

A conceptual album which everyone's comfort zone is exceeded and musicians each set the bar at a very high level.
Jazzism, 01-10-2014

"At other times, their sounds merge effortlessly. It makes this encounter exciting until the last note."
Limburgs Dagblad, 24-9-2014

'No empty stories, but pure music'
, 15-9-2014

Although they both play alto and soprano sax, you certainly hear contrasts of each with its own voice, sometimes very energetic, then deducted again, but always confrontational.
Jazzmozaiek, 12-9-2014

Tineke Postma gives melodies the right color of tone, which she explores in depth and use them for improvisations to add beautiful details.
Jazzenzo, 26-8-2014

"Strong rhythms, grooves, unexpected turns and swaying lines colors this music"
De Standaard, 06-8-2014

The music breaths contemporary postbop and is accomplished with flair.
De Standaard, 06-8-2014

Postma was more melodic and intuitive, Osby was more technical, abstract. They complemented each other beautifully.
Jazzflits, 18-7-2014

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