Marzio Scholten - Motherland

€ 18.95

It is not often that a young jazzmusician, on his debut CD, presents himself with as much musical ripeness as guitarplayer Marzio Scholten does on his ‘Motherland’. In the first place there are the eight own compositions, each of them well wrought and elaborated with a different atmosphere and colouring. The broad emotional canvas is the most remarkable thing in Marzio Scholten’s debut. As a soloist he is a strikingly strong storyteller, with a subtle feel for melody, who can handle pure poetry (‘On the first day of spring’), melancholy (‘The end of an era’) as well as a delicious today-groove (‘300 Miles’).

No surprise that starguitarplayer Jesse van Ruller, in his liner notes for ‘Motherland’, notes influences from Pat Metheny as well as John Scofield and Jimmy Raney. This is serious young jazz of today, sensitive, beautiful and intense. By an excellent quartet in which Scholten offers equal chances for all of the musicians and beautifully phrases lines together with reedman Floris van der Vlugt.

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Title DurationSample
2Technical Formality7'44
3Deep Dirty7'15Listen
5On The First Day Of Spring6'43
6300 Miles9'21Listen
7The End Of An Era8'02Listen
8White Magnolias7'25Listen

          All compositions written and arranged by Marzio Scholten.

Artists from left to right:
Randal Corsen
Floris van der Vlugt
Marzio Scholten
Bob Roos
Lucas Dols

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Line up:
Marzio Scholten - Guitar
Floris van der Vlugt - Tenor & Soprano sax
Randal Corsen - Piano
Lucas Dols – Double bass
Bob Roos - Drums

Produced by O.A.P. Records
Producer & Engineer: Barry Olthof
Assistant Engineer: Mendel Pool
Liner Notes: Jesse van Ruller
Graphic Design: Wim Wepster
Photography: Carla Schoo
Recordings made by Olthof Audio Productions at E-sound Studio 1, Weesp, The Netherlands.
Mixed and mastered at O.A.P. Studio, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Release date: 30 June 2008
Cat. Nr: OAPR802
EAN-code: 978-90-78686-05-7
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