Friday, May 16, 2014

INTERMISSION – Live In Bimhuis, Amsterdam, December 6, 2008

Label: Private Recording / DP-0821
Format: CD, Album; Released: 2008
Style: Free Improvisation, Free Jazz
VPROJazzLive vanuit het Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Artwork and Complete Design by ART&JAZZ Studio, by VITKO
December 6, 2008, Amsterdam, (Netherlands)in collaboration with VPRO Radio6 – VPRO Jazz Live from the Bimhuis

This is a radio broadcast of their concert at Bimhuis (December 6, 2008) and the announcement of the start of their long awaited European tour. Beautiful recording.

01 Intermission (Bimhuis, Amsterdam 2008) - set 1 . . . 49:25
02 Intermission (Bimhuis, Amsterdam 2008) - set 2 . . . 51:47

Klaas Hekman - bass saxophone
Hideji Taninaka - double bass, singing bowls, sho
William Parker - double bass, shakuhachi, zurna, guimbri, doson ngoni, poetry
Wilbert de Joode - double bass, singing bowls

With its three double bass players the quartet Intermission emphasizes the lowest sounds and makes them tangible. After a break of several years New Yorkers William Parker and Hideji Taninaka once again meet Wilbert de Joode and initiator Klaas Hekman, who plays bass saxophone. ‘Feel the deep boneshake’ (Downbeat).

See also:
INTERMISSION with Derek Bailey


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    1. INTERMISSION - Live In Bimhuis, Amsterdam, December 6, 2008
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  2. This is absolutely awesome Vitko! I love the sound of multiple double basses and the use of the various "ethnic" instruments adds even more to the atmosphere and the sense of mystery. Thank you very much. Posts like that make me love this blog more and more. Keep up your great work. I, for one, am grateful.

  3. Thank you chrisc very much.
    With this support, it is my pleasure to continue my work.
    All the best.

  4. Ouch--I can't get Firedrive to work. Keeps sticking me on a video - three different browsers

  5. Hi Vitko, could you be so kind as to re-up this too please, thank you .

  6. Great! A bass saxophone! This will add to my William Parker day. Thanks.