About the album
Welcome to the second CD of the Pieter Bast E.S.P. (European Standards Project) Quintet: “La Condition Humaine”.
A CD full of personal thoughts, ideas, experiences and memories of each of the band-members, which resulted in 8 beautiful stories. Songs with elements of African music, Contemporary Jazz and Bebop, but also referring to the “Electric” period of Miles Davis during the ’70 & ‘80’s.
Highly intense music, full of tenderness and desire, but also sometimes rough, heavy and exciting with a unique frontline of trumpet and trombone.
With “La Condition Humaine” we also want to express our concern of today’s world. At a time where many people are looking for a save environment, hoping for a better future, but, during there travels, experiencing danger, incomprehension and resistance, “La Condition Humaine” is meant as a counterweight to the misery caused by mankind itself. A powerful, positive and hopeful sound for the future.
To reinforce this positive sound, the quintet donates part of the proceeds from the sale of this CD to “Sounds of Change”. An organization that brings the healing power of music to traumatized children in and out of conflict areas.