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12 September 2014
"Buma Boy Edgar Tour"JazzPodium, 01-3-2016
Buma Boy Edgar Tour
[...] 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. [...]
["].. 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
"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."
"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."
"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.
"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!
Two voices of alto- and sopranosaxophone which ensanre, complemente and challenge each other
"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.
"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'
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.
Tineke Postma gives melodies the right color of tone, which she explores in depth and use them for improvisations to add beautiful details.
"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.