About the album
For this second album alto sax player Joris Posthumus travelled to Japan to tour and record with some great Japanese musicians. He met the band on a festival in 2011 while touring through China with the Dutch band State of Monc. A friendship stayed with Yuichiro Tokuda, also alto sax player and it was Yuichiro who asked him to coming tour in Japan and Korea in 2014. The lively jazz scene in Japan left Joris inspired to write new songs when he was back home. April 2015 Joris invited Yuichiro Tokuda to join him for a small club tour in Holland and Belgium to polish and fine tune the songs. Later that year the songs were recorded in Japan. Full diary of the tour and the recording can be read on his website.
The different approach between Japanese and Dutch jazz playing, more or less the neatly organised and mathematical versus flexible and four-four (times), were merged and all resulted in a bombing of speed and emotions.
Joris Posthumus Group:
Joris Posthumus – alto & soprano sax, compositions
Yuichiro Tokuda – alto sax
Yuki Nakae – tenor sax
Shunichi Yanagi – piano
Satoshi Tokuda – bass
Gaku Hasegawa – drums
Neeraj Khajanchi - recording engineer
Udo Pannekeet and Pascal Vermeer – mixing
Steve Fallone – mastering
In 2015 it was Joris’s turn to invite the Japanese saxophonist for concerts in Holland and Belgium, ‘a bombardment of speed, technique, emotion and surprise’, according to Jazznu. Shortly after these concerts Joris travelled to Japan again to go into a recording studio with a ‘dream team” from Tokyo. The album TOKYO’S BAD BOYS, released in September 2016 on the Challenge Records label, was received with enthusiasm and was followed ...