Sebastiaan van Bavel Trio – As the Journey Begins (EDISON AWARD WINNER JAZZ NATIONAL 2014)

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Pianist, composer Sebastiaan van Bavel is at the beginning of his career, but he already shows an impressive CV. Next to a number of smaller awards he has won the prestigious Prinses Christina Competition in the category Jazz (2008). Three years later he wins the same Competition but now in the category of Classical music (2011). This because of his exceptional talent in both Classical and Jazz music. Van Bavel clearly shows his love for both genres.

The fact that van Bavel is fully in command of the piano is reflected in his compositions. They have a structure more resembling a classical symphony than a jazz standard. With bassplayer Maciej Domaradzki and drummer Remi Troost van Bavel found the ideal musical partners to perform his compositions into perfection.

In the spring of 2014 the Sebastiaan van Bavel Trio will present their debut-album: As The Journey Begins. It goes without saying that with this title the Trio refers to the fact that they show their own work for the first time. This album explains the musical and artistic journey that these three fantastic musicians are undertaking.

The album contains eight of van Bavel’s compositions. By intelligently linking the eight compositions the listener is compelled to also take this journey. The album marks the beginning of what undoubtedly will be a succesful career for both the trio and the individual musicians.

Line up: Sebastiaan van Bavel - Piano, Maciej Domaradzki - Double Bass, Remi Troost - Drums, Vera Naus - Vocals (track 4), Credits: Produced by O.A.P. Records, Producer & Engineer: Barry Olthof, Graphic Design & Illustration: Dijana Zupanovic, Photography: Barry Olthof, Recordings made by Olthof Audio Productions at The O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands, December 2013, Mixed and mastered at The O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands, February 2014, Release date: May 23th 2014, Cat. Nr: OAPR1402, EAN-code: 8714835101130, All rights reserved.

Sebastiaan van Bavel Trio - As the Journey Begins (EDISON AWARD WINNER JAZZ NATIONAL 2014)