Ray Anderson / Han Bennink / Ernst Glerum / Paul Van Kemenade (USA/NL)
Ray Anderson: trombone, vocals
Han Bennink: drums
Ernst Glerum: bass
Paul Van Kemenade: alto saxophone
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An international great jazzband in quartetsetting with American tromboneplayer Ray Anderson ( five times Downbeat Poll winner ) – European Jazzaward winner drumlegend Han Bennink – and Boy Edgar Prize winner bassist Ernst Glerum – and Boy Edgar Prize winner altoist Paul Van Kemenade from the Netherlands (whose cd ‘Close Enough’ has been chosen by Downbeat as one of best cd’s 2011). (Pressetext)
NYC trombonist Ray Anderson made a rare Euro-crossing, teaming up with Dutch sticksman Han Bennink. Their quartet was completed by Paul Van Kemenade (alto-saxophone) and Ernst Glerum (bass). This quartet’s set came early in the afternoon, at 1pm, pouncing with exuberance, springing alert, and operating within traditional jazz realms. Nevertheless, these restless characters made the old sound new, and the new sound old. Kemenade smeared sour alto, bending and sliding phrases, then gradually handing over to Anderson, who trotted out a glowing solo of his own, holding pristine high notes, then slithering off into an articulate commentary. There was a thin humour to the themes, frequently opening up to free stretches, as Bennink clicked and clacked with micro-detail. Heartily creative jazz, providing an endorphin rush that was to last for much of the remaining day. (Jazzwise)