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Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet


  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Records
  • UPC 0608917344622
  • Catalog number CR 73446
  • Release date 29 September 2017
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About the album

A plea for Europe
After his successful album Desire, saxophone player Yuri Honing presents a jazz disc breathing peace, serenity, tension and mysticism, inspired by Honing’s love for classical music, history and art.
The album’s central motives are Europe and heroism. In times in which people don’t always appreciate the value of Europe – 70 years of peace – Honing tells a compelling story. In order to explore Europe’s history, he chose Germany as a symbol for Europe with regards to writers, philosophers, composers and painters, a decision also partly based on the country’s resilience and its leading role in present-day Europe. He demands more pride about Europeans and the cultural DNA of our continent.
Honing was particularly inspired by the beauty of the music of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and his student Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Both were defining in their music, albeit against the tastes of the times. Track 4, “Goldbrun IV”, processes these strands of inspiration.
The album title, Goldbrun, is a neologism. For Honing, it describes the way of composition of the album. The (harmonic) themes are weaved into a greater entity, characterised by the intervals of the central theme being minor seconds. This way of non-linear composition is based on John Coltrane.
He plays the 1961 album Lush Life’s “Like Someone in Love” without piano, allowing the listener a continuous overview.
Honing: “When I compose, I start with a core and from there I work my way to the fringes, just like harmonic structures that begin in the middle and spread out. Is a spherical affair, Goldbrun.”
All influences and collaborations around this project have created a complete work of art. In a second phase, the exhibition Goldbrun opens on 22 September 2018. It is a cooperation of artists Mariecke van der Linden and Yuri Honing in the Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle (NL), in a special room for installations, music and oil paintings.

Three Edison Jazz Audience Award Nominees!


image Yuri Honing, Mike del Ferro & Tineke Postma are nominated for an Edison Jazz Audience Award this year! Voting for an Edison Jazz Audience Awards can be done from 11 September 2015 until 1 October 2015.  Please use this link to vote for you favorite artist.  Vote here!   


Caspar van Meel

September 10th 2018 21:17
Dear Challenge Records, the music sounds very interesting, but the above text contains so many obvious English mistakes that I can only wonder if a person or maybe Google translated it from the (presumably Dutch) original. If you ever need a decent editor I will be happy to offer my services. I am fluent in Dutch, English and German and have masters degrees in jazz double bass and Cultural Studies. Kind regards, Caspar van Meel

Challenge Records

November 14th 2017 14:29
''GOLDBRUN'' will be released on vinyl next year!

Sander Niemeyer

November 14th 2017 14:27
I have the same question Ed has: looking forward to a vinyl version!

Ed Buijtenweg

October 3rd 2017 20:39
I have a question about the new Yuri Honing album. Will there be a vinyl version of this release? Please let me know. Thanks.

Ed Buijtenweg

October 3rd 2017 20:39
I have a question about the new Yuri Honing album. Will there be a vinyl version of this release? Please let me know. Thanks.

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