Ruben Samama – Hotaru
What a surprisingly versatile and strong band bass player Ruben Samama brought together here for his debut CD! There is really a lot to be discovered and enjoyed in this dynamic album: the inescapable structures of the arrangements, the exciting and frenetic movement of ‘Ji’, the touching way a classic like Gordon Jenkins’ ‘Goodbye’ is handled, the inspired and to-the-point soloing, this is a band with a sound of its own. What young cats? This is jazz from and for grown ups.
Line up: Alexandra Grimal - Tenorsax, Kalevi Louhivuori – Trumpet, Flügelhorn, Michal Vanoucek - Piano, Ruben Samama – Double bass, Marc Lohr – Drums, Credits: Produced by O.A.P. Records, Producer and Engineer: Barry Olthof, Assistant Engineers: Mendel Pool & Fred de Neef, Graphic Design: Wim Wepster, Photography: Ji-hyun Hong, Liner notes: Hein Van de Geyn, Recordings made by Olthof Audio Productions at E-sound Studio 1, Weesp, The Netherlands, Mixed and mastered at O.A.P. studio, The Hague, The Netherlands, Release date: 6 September 2007, Cat. Nr: OAPR702, EAN-code: 9789078686026, All rights reserved.