The Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma

What Kinda Bird is This? The Music of Charlie Parker

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917351224
Catnr: CR 73512
Release date: 04 September 2020
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Challenge Records
Catalogue number
CR 73512
Release date
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

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.


Eric Ineke (born Haarlem, April 1,1947) is a Dutch jazz drummer who started his career in the 1960s. In 1969 he made his first record with tenor saxophonist Ferdinand Povel and through the years he has played with the Rob Agerbeek Quintet, the Rein de Graaff/Dick Vennik Quartet, the Ben van den Dungen/Jarmo Hoogendijk Quintet and the Piet Noordijk Quartet. During his career he has also played with numerous international, mainly American soloists like Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Shirley Horn, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Cohn, Grant Stewart, Jimmy Raney, Barry Harris, Eric Alexander and Dave Liebman, recorded numerous CD’s and appeared at many national and international jazz festivals (North Sea Jazz Festival, Nice Jazz Festival, Pescara Jazz, San Remo, Athens, Toronto Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival and New York). For more than 35 years he has been the drummer of the Rein de Graaff Trio and since 2006 has led the Eric Ineke JazzXpress, a quintet in the hard-bop tradition. With this quintet, Eric Ineke got invited in 2011 by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City with jazz singer Deborah Brown where they did a few performances, including one on Kansas Public Radio and a CD recording produced by Bobby Watson. Eric Ineke also teaches at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Eric Ineke is giving masterclasses all around the world. In April 2012 he released his first book The Ultimate Sideman, in conversation with Dave Liebman.

Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazz saxophonist and composer. She performs with her groups and as a sideman since 2003. Tineke lives in Amsterdam and New York. Her latest cd The Dawn Of Light from 2011 (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding), has been released in 2011 worldwide, received raving reviews and won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award. UK ”The Evening Stardard” called her ”One of the leading ladies in Jazz!”

De Downbeat Poll 2012 has listed Tineke as Rising Star #5 in the soprano saxophone category and #10 for alto sax. On April 30 Tineke performed for the International Jazzday at the Asembly Hall of the United Nations in New York with Wayne Shorter.

In 2009 Tineke has received the Jazz Juan Revelations Award (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival), in 2006 the prestigious Midem “ International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award”, in 2003 The Sisters in Jazz All Star Award”. Tineke was nominated twice for the Paul Acket Award (North Sea Jazz). Tineke’s cd “The Traveller” received an Edison nominations in 2010 and her latest album “The Dawn of Light” won the Edison, National Category in 2011.

Tineke is part of Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic CD and Group which won a GRAMMY for BEST VOCAL ALBUM 2012). Tineke plays 4 solos on this album!
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Tineke Postma Groups
The Tineke Postma Quartet (Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums) was founded in 2005 and has played at many international festivals adn venues such as Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Duc des Lombards in Paris, North Sea Jazz, Middelheim Festival in Antwerpen, Festival,Young Euro Jazz Berlin, Pori Jazz Festival (Finland) , Umea Jazz Festival (Sweden), Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway) , the Jakarta Jazz Festival (Indonesia) Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan) and the Hanoi Jazz Festival (Vietnam).

The Tineke Postma International Quartet featuring Geri Allen on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums was founded in 2009, February when Tineke recorded cd “The Traveller. They performed at the Barbican Hall in London, The North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz a Ramatuelle, Jazz sous les Pommiers Festival in France and at the Blue Note in New York.

Tineke recorded five cd’s and one dvd. The debut cd "First Avenue "(2003), second cd "For the Rhythm (featuring Terri Lyne Carrington" (2005), DVD “Live in Amsterdam."(2005), third cd “A Journey That Matters feat. Terri Lyne Carrington "(2008), fourth cd “The Traveller|” (Geri Allen, Scott Colley and Terri Lyne Carrington (2009) and her latest cd The Dawn Of Light (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding, was released in 2011 worldwide and recorded with her Dutch Quartet feat. Marc van Roon, Frans van der Hoeven en Martijn Vink and won the Dutch prestigious Edison.

- In 2003 Sisters in Jazz project (IAJE), Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, IAJE in Long Beach, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz Vienne and Umbria Jazz.
- Billie and Me Tribute: Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Niki Harris, Joan Osnborne. Performances 2005 at Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), UCLA Royce Hall (LA), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Byham Theatre (Pittsburgh), Eisenhower Auditorium-Penn State (University park).
- Concerts with Esperanza Spalding. 2008 Performances at Carnegie Hall, North Sea Jazz Festival, Bimhuis
- Concerts with Geri Allen Group 2009, Iridium, The Hague Jazz Festival
- Concerts with Terri Lyne Carrington Group. Performances at Beantown Jazz Festival, Jazzstandard, Tokyo Jazz
Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival.
- Jasper van’t Hof, Pili (Germany Tours in 2011, 2012) - Dutch singers Fleurine, Anne Chris, Esra Dalfidan,

Tineke is featured on the following cd’s:
Anne Chris: Tomorrow is Today (2003), Play For Now (2009)
DJ Maestro & Catch 22 Mesmerize (2006)
Chris McNulty Whispers the Heart (2006)
Dutch Metropole Orchestra Radio Recording (2005), conducted by Mister Bakker, arrangements by Mike Abene
Rob van Bavel Generations (2007)
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw 30 Jaar Sesjun (2006) Edoardo Righini Evidence (2006)
Jasper van’t Hof Pilipili (2011)
Esra Dalfidan Counterpoint (2009)
Terri Lyne Carrington The Mosaic Project (2010)

Education and teaching
Tineke studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York with Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. She graduated with honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and studied with Ferdinand Povel en Jasper Blom. She taught between 2005-2010 at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Since 2011Tineke teaches at the Institut für Musik - Hochschule Osnabrück, Germany. She also is a guest teacher at Jazzskule in Voss, Norway. Tineke gave clinics in Tokyo; Japan, Umeo; Sweden and in Germany.


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?, 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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