"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
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.
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.
Charlie Parker aptly honored with CD.
Friesch Dagblad, 02-11-2020
Own spin on Charlie Parker, this swinging new album.
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.
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.
"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.
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?
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.
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.
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 .