Dutch Jazz Ensemble – Lazy Notes (CD album)
‘Lazy Notes’, not a word of a lie. Remarkable, because the Dutch Jazz Ensemble is a newly formed group of musicians from different generations. They know each other from the gigs and jams in the pubs and clubs of The Hague. Here united for a joint feeling for all those beautiful jazzstandards. From Hoagy Carmichaels ‘Skylark’ to Victor Youngs ‘Beautiful Love’. Together with the old gold of ‘Black Orpheus’, ‘Estate’, ‘Angel Eyes’, ‘Body and Soul’. Or lesser known compositions as guitarplayer-singer Sacha Distels ‘The good life’ and Henry Earl (= Hank) Mobley’s ‘This I Dig of You’. So don’t expect doors to be opened to a soundscape of frightful innovations, here the doors swing open to a venue full of warmth and respect for the character of these songs.
With the tender touch of Patrieck Bonnets sax, the graceful swing of René ten Cate’s vibes, the crystal clear guitar articulations of Wouter van Deventer and the adventurous trumpet of Kees Kamphuis who forbids it to become too smooth. All tightly backed by the experienced rhythm section of Remco Hofman (piano), Willem van Wijngaarden (bas) and Barry Olthof (drums).
Their tasteful ‘Lazy Notes’ are good for happy recognitions, and urge one to sit down, relax and enjoy.
Format: CD (digipack). Line-up: Patrieck Bonnet - Tenor Saxophone, Kees Kamphuis - Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Wouter van Deventer - Guitar, René ten Cate - Vibraphone, Remco Hofman - Piano, Willem van Wijngaarden - Double Bass, Barry Olthof - Drums, Credits: Produced by O.A.P. Records, Recorded on June 15 & 17, 2020 at O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands. Producer & Sound Engineer: Barry Olthof, Mixed and mastered by Barry Olthof at O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands, Photography: Carl Mierop, Graphic Design: O.A.P. Graphics, Release date: August 15, 2020, Catalog Nr: OAPR2003, EAN-code: 8714835138440, All rights reserved.