DUO WITH JEROEN VAN VLIET
Singer Ineke Vandoorn and pianist Jeroen van Vliet have common roots as they both studied the classical piano literature when they were teenagers. Now that they have both earned their credits in jazz and improvised music, it's not surprising that their collaboration has developed into something which can be best described as a 'jazz recital', with lively and intimate music full of hidden passion.
They dug first into old, forgotten jazz songs from the fourties, music from the sixties and seventies by Chick Corea and Miles Davis and more recent compositions by a.o. Jeroen, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland and Philippe Catherine. Ineke wrote lyrics to some of the music and Kenny Wheeler set her lyrics of 'Low Tide' to music. They concentrated each song into a compact form, distilling them into a series of miniatures.
Their collaboration began as a strictly private affair, just for their own enjoyment. They even recorded just for fun, with no advance planning, since they were both too busy with other projects.
Low Tide In the beginning of 2007 their first cd was released. The tracks on this cd 'Low Tide' (Timeless records cdsjp 477) were recorded at the very beginning of their duo adventure, when they both brought in music which all happened to be of a rather quiet character. The whole album breathes an intimate atmosphere and is in the same time versatile and contemporary.
Since then, they have occasionally emerged from behind closed doors to perform as a duo, adding to this set of music some contrasting, free, pieces.
Jeroen van Vliet, piano
Ineke van Doorn, vocals