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Vrouwen

Ruud Meijer

Vrouwen

Price: € 17.95
Format: CD
Label: Buzz
UPC: 0608917611922
Catnr: ZZ 76119
Release date: 12 February 2016
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Label
Buzz
UPC
0608917611922
Catalogue number
ZZ 76119
Release date
12 February 2016

""[...] Meijer sings very convincing and musically it's perfectly performed [...]""

Jazzism, 06-5-2016
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About the album

Hartverscheurend, hilarisch en herkenbaar

Over Ruud Meijer en zijn MeijerVrouwen

De Rotterdamse zanger/gitarist Ruud Meijer schreef een confronterende Nederlandstalige songcyclus over zijn moeizame relatie met het andere geslacht.

Wanneer topmusici als Eric Vloeimans, Martin Fondse, Mete Erker, Charly Zastrau en Michiel Borstlap mee willen spelen op een debuutalbum, dan moet er wel wat bijzonders aan de hand zijn. Bijzonder mag de plaat MeijerVrouwen van Ruud Meijer dan ook wel worden genoemd. Wat begon als hobbyproject, groeide uit tot een grootschalige productie op het hoogste niveau. MeijerVrouwen is een bloemlezing van de songs die Meijer de afgelopen 30 jaar schreef. Net als illustere singer-songwriters als Joni Mitchell en James Taylor, kreeg Meijer al snel in de gaten dat zijn breed uitwaaierende muziek eigenlijk alleen maar goed gespeeld kon worden door allround, vaak jazz gerelateerde muzikale grootheden. Het album, waarvan de muziek zich beweegt tussen pop, jazz en indie, laat zich beluisteren als een roman. Hartverscheurend, hilarisch en herkenbaar.

Naast muzikant is Ruud Meijer werkzaam als muziekjournalist voor o.m. HP/De Tijd, VPRO Gids en Luister.

MeijerVrouwen wordt uitgebracht op Buzz/Challenge Records.

Release concert is 18 februari 2016 in Kantina Walhalla Rotterdam.

Bezetting MeijerVrouwen:

Ruud Meijer: zang en gitaren
Eric Vloeimans: trompet
Martin Fondse: vibrandoneon, arrangementen
Mete Erker: sopraansaxofoon, basklarinet
Charly Zastrau: toetsen, arrangementen
Reyer Zwart: basgitaar, contrabas
Arthur Lijten: drums
Jitteke en Sophie Blussé: backing vocals

MeijerVrouwen werd opgenomen in de Powersound Studio Amsterdam met Paul Pouwer achter de knoppen.

Artist(s)

Ruud Meijer (vocals)

Michiel Borstlap (piano)

The music of pianist/composer Michiel Borstlap has been described as lyrical, classical, ambient, contemporary and above all touching. Borstlap himself is a classically trained musician. His family history includes his great-uncle who was a famous choir conductor, his father who is a composer, his mother who plays classical piano and sister who plays both piano & violin. Born in The Hague (1966), the pianist and composer Michiel Borstlap trained at the Conservatory in Hilversum, and in the many clubs and festivals he played from a very young age. Borstlap’s music began to acquire its own character towards the end of the 1990’s, as he changed elements descend from jazz and blues music. Around this time he won several international awards, most notably the...
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The music of pianist/composer Michiel Borstlap has been described as lyrical, classical, ambient, contemporary and above all touching.
Borstlap himself is a classically trained musician. His family history includes his great-uncle who was a famous choir conductor, his father who is a composer, his mother who plays classical piano and sister who plays both piano & violin.
Born in The Hague (1966), the pianist and composer Michiel Borstlap trained at the Conservatory in Hilversum, and in the many clubs and festivals he played from a very young age.
Borstlap’s music began to acquire its own character towards the end of the 1990’s, as he changed elements descend from jazz and blues music. Around this time he won several international awards, most notably the Thelonious Monk/BMI Composers Award in the US. His winning composition was recorded by Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter on their official release 1 1 (Verve/Universal). In 2001 Universal released his album Gramercy Park, featuring his rendition to Chopin's first Scherzo. Opera Avicenna, commissioned by the Emir of Qatar (2003), was a turning point in Michiel Borstlap’s career – his first real work as a composer. A three hour opus magnum which had to be composed in less than one month. The worldpremieres in the capital were a success and billed as the world's first Opera about the arabic culture.
In 2008 Michiel Borstlap composed his first soundtrack for the Dutch movie ‘Tiramisu’. The score received a Golden Calf, the grand prize of dutch film industry.
Throughout the years Michiel Borstlap had the honor to perform with such great artists such as Pat Metheny, Bill Bruford, Janine Jansen, Les Paul, Jeff Tain Watts, and Peter Erskine. He also performed extensively with great popsingers like Gino Vannelli, Trijntje Oosterhuis & Edsilia Rombley, and performed as soloist with the Metropole Orchestra.
In 2010 Michiel Borstlap released his solo album SOLO 2010. The album reached the dutch Album Top 20 Chart.
The album meant a new realization. ‘After playing with many incredible artists, the solo stage was like coming home. My love for the piano is very strong, and a need to communicate strong emotional feelings developed. For the album Blue (Songs from Father to Daughter) I composed truly songs, with a more pop/folk structure. I always loved the great songs which the pop & folk music gave us'.

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Martin Fondse (accordion)

Mete Erker (saxophone)

Mete Erker is a saxophone player from Holland.He is renowned for his rich and warm sound, strong drive, and his very personal style and expressive way of playing: a combination of raw energy and lyricism, at times reminiscent of the great jazz tenors of the ’60′s.Throughout the years he’s worked with music masters like Peter Erskine, David Liebman, senegalese master drummer Doudou N’Diaye Rose, southafrican jazz legend Winston Mankunku, and russian piano virtuoso Simon Nabatov. He released 50 albums and toured the world in a variety of settings, ranging from  a modern dance choreography by the hungarian Reka Szabo to popular dutch crossover acts like New Cool Collective and Zuco 103.  Currently Mete Erker is working with the Artvark Saxophone Quartet...
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Mete Erker is a saxophone player from Holland.He is renowned for his rich and warm sound, strong drive, and his very personal style and expressive way of playing: a combination of raw energy and lyricism, at times reminiscent of the great jazz tenors of the ’60′s.Throughout the years he’s worked with music masters like Peter Erskine, David Liebman, senegalese master drummer Doudou N’Diaye Rose, southafrican jazz legend Winston Mankunku, and russian piano virtuoso Simon Nabatov. He released 50 albums and toured the world in a variety of settings, ranging from a modern dance choreography by the hungarian Reka Szabo to popular dutch crossover acts like New Cool Collective and Zuco 103.
Currently Mete Erker is working with the Artvark Saxophone Quartet featuring classical soprano Claron McFadden, dutch-impro-group Estafest, his jazztrio Blink, the NUjazzgroup FullDuppleXX, electronic soundwizard Michel Banabila, and off course: the Ruff Sound Quartet.

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"[...] Meijer sings very convincing and musically it's perfectly performed [...]"
Jazzism, 06-5-2016

Music Emotions - mei 2016
Music emotion, 01-5-2016

''An perfect album that deserves to be played and listened to. Vrouwen by Meijer is an intimate record, funny and heart touching. And oh yes, if you do not immediately press the stop button, there's a surprise!''
Peek-A-Boo, 16-3-2016

"I like this album of the singing poët and I hope many will share that with me."
Rootstime, 06-3-2016

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01.
Laat m’n ogen dansen
04:26
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
02.
Melodrama
06:04
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
03.
Ze is een rock-’n-roll song
03:03
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
04.
Het voordeel van de twijfel
05:00
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
05.
Braille
05:10
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
06.
Magnolia Boulevard
04:22
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
07.
Miles Davis in Parijs
04:40
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
08.
Sprakeloos
04:02
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
09.
De liefste leugen
04:30
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
10.
Vrouwen
06:26
(Ruud Meijer) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
11.
Berceuse pour une shootée
04:12
(Bernard Lavilliers) Ruud Meijer, Charly Zastrau, Mete Erker, Ruud Meijer, Reyer Zwart, Arthur Lijten, Michiel Borstlap, Martin Fondse
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