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What Kinda Bird is This? The Music of Charlie Parker

The Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma

What Kinda Bird is This? The Music of Charlie Parker

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Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917351224
Catnr: CR 73512
Release date: 04 September 2020
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04 September 2020

"Postma is most inspired and Bird-like in her trio tracks (with Ineke and bassist Marius Beets), the standard ballads with Parker connections: “Lover Man” and “Just Friends”, plus a free interpolation of “Au Privave”."

New York City Jazz Records, 01-8-2022
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About the album

The paths of Eric Ineke and Tineke Postma crossed several times the recent years. The time was there for an album together. The Charlie Parker centennial was the right moment to make it happen, the man who helped to define the bebop. According to Eric Ineke would never have been an Eric Ineke JazzXpress if it wasn't for Charlie "Bird" Parker. On What Kinda Bird is This? the listener gets known and lesser known material by Charlie Parker, complimented two pieces based on work by Charlie Parker, from the hand of Marius Beets.
Die Wege von Eric Ineke und Tineke Postma haben sich in den letzten Jahren mehrfach gekreuzt. Es war an der Zeit für ein gemeinsames Album. Mit dem 100. Geburtstag von Charlie Parker, dem Mann, der den Bebop mitdefinierte, war der richtige Moment gekommen. Eric Ineke sagt, ohne Charlie „Bird“ Parker hätte es den Eric Ineke JazzXpress gegeben. Auf What Kinda Bird is This? lernt der Hörer wohl- und weniger bekanntes Material von Charlie Parker kennen. Abgerundet wird das Programm von zwei Werken, die auf Parker-Stücken basieren, beide aus der Feder von Marius Beets.

Artist(s)

Tineke Postma (saxophone)

Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazzsaxophonist.  During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic, modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity.  The British Newspaper “The Evening Standard” called Tineke in 2009 “One of the leading ladies in Jazz”! AWARDS Tineke has received several awards for her remarkable compositions and artistry, among which the Jazz  Juan Revelations...
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Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazzsaxophonist. During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic, modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity. The British Newspaper “The Evening Standard” called Tineke in 2009 “One of the leading ladies in Jazz”! AWARDS Tineke has received several awards for her remarkable compositions and artistry, among which the Jazz Juan Revelations Award in 2009 (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival). In 2006, Tineke won the prestigious Midem “International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award” in France, which she received during an award ceremony “Les Victoires de Jazz” that had been broadcasted live and nationwide on the French tv, channel France 3. In 2003 Tineke received the “Jazz All Star Award” (USA) Tineke also received several Dutch awards: “Langs de Lijn Award” (2007), “Singer Laren Jazz Award” (2002),”Heijmans Award” (2004). In 2008, Tineke had been nominated for another prestigious Dutch Prize: the “Notenkraker Award”. For two years in a row, 2009 and 2010, Tineke was nominated for the “Paul Acket Award” (North Sea Jazz). Tineke's latest cd " The Traveller" has been nominated for the important Edison Jazz award for 2010.
TINEKE POSTMA QUARTET The Tineke Postma Quartet (Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums) was founded in 2002 and has played at many international festivals, such as the North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) , Middelheim Festival, Antwerp (Belgium), Nice Jazz Festival (France) , Victoria Jazz Festival (Spain), Young Euro Jazz Berlin (Germany), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway) , the Jakarta Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan), the Hanoi Jazz Festival (Vietnam), and Euro Jazz Festival (Mexico).
TINEKE POSTMA INTERNATIONAL QUARTET The Tineke Postma International Quartet with Geri Allen on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, was founded in February 2009, when Tineke recorded her new cd “The Traveller”. Tineke performed with the above mentioned musicians at the Barbican Hall in London, The North Sea Jazz Festival and at Jazz Ramatuelle in France. In February 2010 they performed at the Blue Note in New York (USA).For the full concertlist of Tineke Postma, please visit “Tours and Projects” at www.tinekepostma.com PROJECTS In 2003, Tineke performed with the Sisters in Jazz Project in the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, IAJE in Long Beach (all of them USA), as well as at the North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) , Jazz Vienne (France) and Umbria Jazz (Italy). In 2005, Tineke participated in the “Billie and Me” project, a musical tribute to Billie Holiday with Terri Lyne Carrington, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves and Joan Osnborne . They toured throughout the USA and played at the Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), UCLA Royce Hall (Los Angeles), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Byham Theatre ( Pittsburgh, Eisenhower Auditorium-Penn State (University park). Tineke joined the international tour of the Terri Lyne Carrington Group (Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Matthey Garrisson, ea). They played at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat,( Israel), Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston (US) , the International Jazz Festival, in Münster (Germany), at Ronnie Scott’s, London (UK), Tokyo Jazz Festival and in the Blue Note in Tokyo (Japan) .In 2009 Tineke was asked to join the Geri Allen Trio (The Hague Jazz Festival)Tineke was also guest soloist with Esperanza Spalding at the Bimhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands) in 2008, at the North Sea Jazz Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 2009 and at the Carnegie Hall, New York, (US) in 2009. In her home country (The Netherlands), Tineke worked with the free jazz Dutch drummer legend Han Bennink and Bassist Ernst Glerum. At other concerts, organised by “Jazzimpuls” Tineke performed with Fleurine (“Tribute to Duke Ellington”) Anne Chris and the Turkish native singer Esra Dalfidan. Tineke performed with Esperanza Spalding at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Carnegie Hall (New York), The Bimhuis (Amsterdam).Tineke tours regularly with the French pianist Cedric Handriot and the Dutch pianist Jasper van’t Hof (PiliPili-project). Tineke also plays regularly with drummer Pablo Pietro In Mexico.

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Eric Ineke (drums)

Eric Ineke ( b. April 1(!), 1947), mostly self-taught, began playing gigs in late 1964 with people like Ferdinand Povel, Rob Madna, Piet Noordijk, Wim Overgaauw and Frans Elsen. From 1971 until 1989 he was a member of the now legendary Rein de Graaff/Dick Vennik Quartet. He toured through Europe accompanying a lot of visiting American and European musicians, such as: Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Don Byas, George Coleman, Al Cohn, Lee Konitz, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles McPherson, Dave Pike, Doug Raney, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Curtis Fuller, Bud Shank, David Liebman and played on numerous Jazz festivals in Europe and the USA. He was the drummer behind  Jimmy Raney on almost all of his European tours. Since 1984 Eric Ineke is...
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Eric Ineke ( b. April 1(!), 1947), mostly self-taught, began playing gigs in late 1964 with people like Ferdinand Povel, Rob Madna, Piet Noordijk, Wim Overgaauw and Frans Elsen. From 1971 until 1989 he was a member of the now legendary Rein de Graaff/Dick Vennik Quartet. He toured through Europe accompanying a lot of visiting American and European musicians, such as: Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Don Byas, George Coleman, Al Cohn, Lee Konitz, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles McPherson, Dave Pike, Doug Raney, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Curtis Fuller, Bud Shank, David Liebman and played on numerous Jazz festivals in Europe and the USA. He was the drummer behind Jimmy Raney on almost all of his European tours.
Since 1984 Eric Ineke is member of the Dutch Jazz Orchestra that went to the USA in 1995 to play a concert for the Duke Ellington-conference in Pittsburgh and also recorded the Music of Billy Strayhorn (CHR70089/92). In 1990 he started as a teacher at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1999 he formed the Wolfert Brederode/Eric Ineke Quintet and recorded the CD's "Trinity" and "Pictures of You" (A-records). With David Liebmann and Marius Beets he recorded “Lieb Plays Wilder” (DBCHR75214).
In 2006, Eric Ineke’s JazzXpress came about. “While driving to a gig with David Liebman in Antwerp, Belgium, Dave said it was about time I started my own hardbop group. ‘You should do this, and ask some good youngsters.’ That night, Marius Beets was on bass and tenor saxophonist Sjoerd Dijkhuizen came by. Marius said: ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for!’ Sjoerd immediately asked if he could be part of it. Of course he could!” For the piano chair Eric asked Rob van Bavel, with whom he had developed ‘a great rhythmic rapport’ after they both had been part of the Piet Noordijk Quartet and the high-energy Jarmo Hoogendijk/Ben van den Dungen Quintet. Young trumpet sensation Rik Mol – just 22 while I’m writing this - was recommended by his former teacher Jarmo Hoogendijk, who had to retire from stage because of a lip injury.
The band’s name was made up by Eric’s fellow musicians. “They decided that my name should be part of it, and they invented the word Xpress, with the capital X. It looks good on jazz club and festival posters.”
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The Eric Ineke JazzXpress

The Eric Ineke JazzXpress  consists of the very talented Rik Mol on trumpet and flugelhorn, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen on tenorsaxophone, Rob van Bavel on piano, Marius Beets on doublebass and ofcourse Holland’s most prominent Jazzdrummer Eric Ineke. The repertoire is rooted in the Hard-bop tradition and the most compositions are written by the bandmembers themselves. With three generations of jazzmuscians in this explosive band, Hard-bop will get a contemporary meaning and you can trust The Eric Ineke JazzXpress for that. Right from the start in 2006 the band got great critical acclaim and appeared in Germany, Belgium and many festivals in Holland including the Northsea Jazz festival. In 2008  the band was a big success on the European Jazzfestival in Athens ( Greece)....
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The Eric Ineke JazzXpress consists of the very talented Rik Mol on trumpet and flugelhorn, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen on tenorsaxophone, Rob van Bavel on piano, Marius Beets on doublebass and ofcourse Holland’s most prominent Jazzdrummer Eric Ineke.
The repertoire is rooted in the Hard-bop tradition and the most compositions are written by the bandmembers themselves. With three generations of jazzmuscians in this explosive band, Hard-bop will get a contemporary meaning and you can trust The Eric Ineke JazzXpress for that.
Right from the start in 2006 the band got great critical acclaim and appeared in Germany, Belgium and many festivals in Holland including the Northsea Jazz festival. In 2008 the band was a big success on the European Jazzfestival in Athens ( Greece). During a succesful theater tour for JazzImpuls in 2009, the band recorded the live CD ‘’JazzXL, Blues, Ballads and other Bright moments’’ which was released in 2011.
In the summer of 2011 the band got an invitation from the American Jazz Museum to perform in Kansas City together with the great singer Deborah Brown. Together they recorded the album ‘’All Too Soon’’ which was running for a Grammy. In 2012 The Eric Ineke JazzXpress did a series of concerts with David Liebman, The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and Deborah Brown in Holland and Germany to celebrate Eric Ineke’s 65th Birthday Anniversary.
In 2014 they performed with Deborah Brown at the Amersfoort Jazz Festival, which was recorded for Djazz TV, and the Bruxelles Jazz Marathon.
CD recordings by The Eric Ineke JazzXpress: Flames ‘n’ Fire ‘’If you like real Jazz, straight ahead without any gimmicks, this CD is for you’’ - David Liebman For the love of Ivie, a tribute to Ivie Anderson feat. Deborah Brown ‘’Brown proves every inch Reeves’, and Anderson’s equal’’ - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes Xpressions in Time ‘’A tour de force on a high level’’ – Angelique van Os, Jazzmagazine ***** Jazz XL - Blues, Ballads and Other Bright Moments "Most impressive throughout this set is that the soloists (all of whom are excellent) avoid sounding like any of their historical predecessors, and the band has a strong team spirit." Scott Yanow
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Composer(s)

Marius Beets

Playing music became a pure necessity for Marius at the age of ten. At that time his musical career started with playing the bass in various local pop- and rock bands. At home Marius came in touch with jazz music. His father had a big collection of the best jazz records and his younger brother Peter developed himself as a true jazz freak. Marius’ continued to explore these jazz influences and started studying double bass at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. From that moment on his career set off with great force. Marius became part of young jazz bands such as the Houdini’s, the Hoogendijk/Van den Dungen quintet and the Beets Brothers. With these bands Marius performed on the most important jazz venues in the...
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Playing music became a pure necessity for Marius at the age of ten. At that time his musical career started with playing the bass in various local pop- and rock bands.

At home Marius came in touch with jazz music. His father had a big collection of the best jazz records and his younger brother Peter developed himself as a true jazz freak. Marius’ continued to explore these jazz influences and started studying double bass at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

From that moment on his career set off with great force. Marius became part of young jazz bands such as the Houdini’s, the Hoogendijk/Van den Dungen quintet and the Beets Brothers. With these bands Marius performed on the most important jazz venues in the Netherlands and toured in the United States of America, Australia, Thailand and Russia.

Beets struck the attention of, and got much loved by, established Dutch jazz artists such as Rita Reys, Rein de Graaff en Piet Noordijk. The strong beat and forward motion in his playing fits seamlessly with the sound of the esteemed older jazz generation.

In 1999 Marius gave a new boost to the Rein de Graaff trio and set for several European tours with jazz legends as Johhny Griffin, James Moody, Bud Shank, Gary Bartz and Ronnie Cuber.

Marius has an impressive discography with over a hundred recordings. Featured artists are a.o.: Herb Geller, Jeff Hamilton, Deborah Brown, Rita Reys, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Peter Beets, Houston Person, Ronnie Cuber and Dave Liebman.

Beets is a well know guest at large Dutch orchestras such as the Metropole Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Schoenberg Ensemble, Skymasters and the Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw.


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Press

Postma is most inspired and Bird-like in her trio tracks (with Ineke and bassist Marius Beets), the standard ballads with Parker connections: “Lover Man” and “Just Friends”, plus a free interpolation of “Au Privave”.
New York City Jazz Records, 01-8-2022

... Besides the three wind players (Postma, Ian Cleaver, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen) there are also three pianists, but alternately. As in the times of bebop, a real parade of soloists awaits you. But the highlights of the album also include the two trio ballads with only alto sax, bass and jazz broom. Postma conjures here in the area of tension between Parker and Greg Osby. Bebop lives.
Jazzthing, 25-1-2021

Charlie Parker aptly honored with CD.
Friesch Dagblad, 02-11-2020

Own spin on Charlie Parker, this swinging new album.
Jazzism, 16-10-2020

The choice of repertoire is refreshing: not only well-known pieces, but also less current work such as Bongo Beep and Stupendous. In Lover Man we fall from our seats, Tineke Postma plays such a fantastic solo.
Jazzism, 16-10-2020

Every aspect of this recording represents what Jazz in its best form should be - melodic, harmonic and rhythmic exploration - seeking new ways to interpret familiar tunes and songs as a basis for expressing new improvisations.
Jazzprofiles, 28-9-2020

"The beauty of jazz? That it is not tied to age", said drummer Eric Ineke.
nederlands dagblad, 25-9-2020

It is clear that Parker's music is still alive and certainly in the hands of such outstanding performers and arrangers present here.
Rootstime, 24-9-2020

What Kinda Bird Is This is strongest in the ensemble pieces. The twelve minus three compositions swing relentlessly, reaching back seventy years, but are also anchored with steel pins in this time. [...] And then, Eric Ineke himself. On What Kinda Bird Is This, he confirms how good he is at the hard bop genre. He is manifestly present in every composition, but not in the way that it turns out in almost all other cases with others, dominating and therefore stupidly annoying. Eric Ineke plays from his instinct – which seems to have an infinite range – is after the music and also on top of it and amazes with the bursts of energy and fantasy. With a variation on the title of the CD you could therefore rightly say: What kind of drummer is this?
Jazznu.com, 18-9-2020

This was a highly professional performance of Parker material, much of which appears on their recording What Kinda Bird Is This?— The Music of Charlie Parker.
All about Jazz, 12-9-2020

... great swinging playing by drummer Ineke. Every tap is a hit and he is constantly alert and not too overbearing.
Jazzenzo, 10-9-2020

The fun radiated from the stage, Ineke, together with Beets, provided unremitting thrust, which was a pleasant solo for Van Bavel, Postma, Cleaver and Dijkhuizen.
Jazzism, 10-9-2020

Ineke Jazz Express does justice to Parker. The group swings like hell, with Ineke and Beets as boosters and the soloists fully up to their task.
Het Parool, 04-9-2020

Very passionate and gives pleasure from the first to the last note .
Jazzhalo, 28-8-2020

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