SOFT AND GENTLE, LOUD AND CLEAR

Date: 2007

Vandoorn, van Vugt, van Kemenade (Vandoorn trio)

The Voice in Dutch Jazz

Van Doorn and Van Vugt, are not only singer/songwriters in jazz, but more specifically in Dutch Jazz. Their music features both lyricism and harmony, and a great love for the freedom of improvisation. In this way they continue the typical Dutch jazz and improvised music tradition in which the lyricism of the Tilburg jazz scene of Langenhuijzen and van Kemenade and the enormous freedom of the ‘Amsterdam’ improvised music of Mengelberg, Braam and Breuker play an important role.

In ‘Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear’, Vandoorn, van Vugt and Van Kemenade are bringing these contrasts together in combining the lyrical themes of van Vugt (with lyrics of Vandoorn) with the music of Van Kemenade, Mengelberg, Braam and Breuker. Songs and free improvisation, Dutch Jazz in 2007. The double CD contains recordings the Vandoorn trio made during the last couple of years while they were touring in a.o. France and Indonesia.



In ‘Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear’, Vandoorn, van Vugt and Van Kemenade are bringing these contrasts together in combining the lyrical themes of van Vugt (with lyrics of Vandoorn) with the music of Van Kemenade, Mengelberg, Braam and Breuker. Songs and free improvisation, Dutch Jazz in 2007. The double CD contains recordings the Vandoorn trio made during the last couple of years while they were touring in a.o. France and Indonesia.

Soft and Gentle (CD1): Beautiful original songs, fragile, intimate and sometimes breathtaking. Recorded by Marc van Vugt and Ineke van Doorn with the English saxophonist Andy Sheppard (a.o. Carla Bley and George Russel) after their tour in Indonesia and the Netherlands. Additional ‘live’ material from the tour in France and The Netherlands with the known French saxophonist Sylvain Beuf (a.o. The Moutin Reunion Quartet, The Sylvain Beuf trio and Octovoice).

Loud and Clear (CD 2): Songs used as an excuse for going on an adventure. Featuring compositions of some of the great Dutch jazz and improvised music masters, played by the Vandoorn trio in the original line up: Vandoorn, van Vugt and Van Kemenade. Soulful and expressive music, which features the voice as a seducer but also as a cry in the dark. Vandoorn wails with van Kemenade and cries out loud to van Vugt. The hidden qualities of van Vugt and: Have you ever heard van Kemenade playing so soft! This second CD presents compositions of van Kemenade, Mengelberg, Braam and of course Van Vugt/Vandoorn.

Ineke van Doorn - voice
Marc van Vugt - acoustic and electric guitar
Paul van Kemenade - alto sax.
Featured guests: Andy Sheppard (UK) - soprano/tenor sax and Sylvain Beuf (FR) - soprano/tenor sax.

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