Four Brothers

Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt

Four Brothers

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Date: 1999

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Ineke van Doorn-voice, Marc van Vugt-guitar, Tony Overwater-double bass, Hans Verdoorn-drums

Robin Eubanks-trombone
Erwin Vann-saxophone
Paul Berner-double bass
Zapp! stringquartet: Jasper Le Clercq-violin, Friedmar Hitzer-violin, Oene van Geel-viola, Emile Visser-cello

Press quotes

"Ineke van Doorn is the adventurer among the Dutch jazz singers: Her lyrics are intimate, dreamy, and, in spite of the ordinary words, quite mysterious."

"One can also find this elusiveness in the music of her band Vandoorn, with guitarist/ composer Marc van Vugt, which guarantees a repertoire in which pop, jazz and much more go together in an open transparent symbiosis."

"After the American reedman Thomas Chapin, this time it's Robin Eubanks who pushes Vandoorn in an even more adventurous direction with his electronic distorted solos."

"Four Brothers' is pleasantly unpredictable, from the whimsical panting and hissing vocals in the opening song till the fine stringquartet in the finale."

"That the new generation jazz musicians push pop and jazz together is not only obvious from the fact that jazzmusicians interpret old popsongs, but also from the phenomenon that they compose songs which in another environnement could function as a pop song. For example, the songs from the group Vandoorn on their new album 'Four Brothers'."

"Each song exudes a calming simplicity; Sometimes the melody is so sober that the approach of singer Ineke van Doorn seems almost like 'Sprechgesang'. It gives her the opportunity to do justice to every nuance in the lyrics, which are written by herself (she also composed the titelsong)."

"In this way, via the essential melodic timing, the songs get their strength. The way the instrumentalists react, during their solos or through a question/answer game with trombonist Robin Eubanks, makes it jazz. The other guest soloist, the Belgian saxplayer Erwin Vann, even performs like he's proving himself at a real tenor battle. These are pleasant moments on a cd which is always beautiful but which at the same time is serious stuff."


On the cd, Four Brothers (1999), lyricist Ineke van Doorn and composer Marc van Vugt continue their collaboration, resulting in 11 new jazz songs. On this cd they work together with several special guests: Trombonist Robin Eubanks is featured at three tracks and plays an exciting duet with the singer in ‘The Collar’. The Zapp!-stringquartet plays the beautiful arrangement Marc van Vugt made of Thomas Chapins ‘Hush-a-bird’ and the Belgium lyrical-virtuoso saxplayer Erwin Vann can be heard at two tracks which were live recorded at the BIM-huis in Amsterdam.


1. The Secret of the Machines 7:21
2. Portrait 4:15
3. Dancing In the Wind 6:22
4. Dawn 5:26
5. Four Brothers 8:40
6. The Tiger and the Doll 7:37
7. Daydream 4:59
8. The Collar 7:23
9. Love Is Where You Find It 5:00
10. Hush-a-Bird 2:36
11. Mr. Wonderful 2:06


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