What a surprisingly versatile and strong band bass player Ruben Samama brought together here for his debut CD! There is really a lot to be discovered and enjoyed in this dynamic album: the inescapable structures of the arrangements, the exciting and frenetic movement of ‘Ji’, the touching way a classic like Gordon Jenkins’ ‘Goodbye’ is handled, the inspired and to-the-point soloing, this is a band with a sound of its own. What young cats? This is jazz from and for grown ups.
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|2||En Hollande ||5'29|
|3||Taivaan Tunne ||6'08||Listen|
|8||Hotaru (for Taku)||3'37||Listen|
|10||W.W. (for Walter) ||2'01|
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Alexandra Grimal - Tenorsax
Kalevi Louhivuori – Trumpet, Flügelhorn
Michal Vanoucek - Piano
Ruben Samama – Double bass
Marc Lohr – Drums
Produced by O.A.P. Records
Producer and Engineer: Barry Olthof
Assistant Engineers: Mendel Pool & Fred de Neef
Graphic Design: Wim Wepster
Photography: Ji-hyun Hong
Liner notes: Hein Van de Geyn
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: 6 September 2007
Cat. Nr: OAPR702
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