About the album
In the summer of 2013 ‘The Ghost’ (Frans van Geest), ‘The King’ (Vincent Koning) & ‘I’ founder Rob van Bavel contacted het Metropole Orkest to plan these recordings. The Idea? Original jazz based on classical compositions, performed by the trio (Piano, double bass, guitar) supported by the string section of the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Rob Horsting. The choice to use the Metropole Orkest Strings was obvious, since the musicians are largely classically trained and able to play the specialist jazz timings required. The result? This album comprising of 9 of Rob van Bavels’ compositions. This merger of jazz and orchestral music, perhaps best described as chamber jazz, is an album for people with a slightly oversized living room, one big enough to fit in 30 musicians and their instruments. ‘The Inventors’ is beautiful instrumental music. Classical melodies interchanged with virtuosic jazz solos, groovy rhythms and adventurous transitions from ballads to uptempo.