If only more jazz were as much fun as Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcherï¿½s.
For other ambitious groups, improvising complex, ever-changing music is
serious business indeed. These guys make it giddy fun you canï¿½t get
of. The band epitomizes what makes much Dutch jazz so peculiarly
entertaining. This trio is a treasure.
(Kevin Whitehead, Chicago Sun-Times)
Despite its conventional line-up, Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher has nothing
common with the traditional jazz piano trio. The band comprises three
Dutch jazz sceneï¿½s most idiosyncratic musicians, for whom improvisation
adventure are as necessary as breathing. Each of them plays an
equal role in the music.
The trio began in 1989 with interpretations of Thelonious Monk
but soon began playing their own material. In 2001 Trio
presented Colors by Ken Nordine. Michiel Braamï¿½s original compositions
form the basis for the improvisations draw on 34 texts that the Fuller
Company commissioned from well-known poet and radio and TV ï¿½voiceï¿½ Ken
Nordine in 1967. The CD Colors appeared in 2002. The project toured
Indonesia, the United States, Canada and Japan. For 2005ï¿½s new program
Change This Song Michiel Braam wrote 18 pieces of music, which can be
in any given order, mood or style, depending on decisions made on the
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Added by j_matis on June 1, 2006