Monday, October 27, 2014

Eric Vloeimans Oliver's Challenge Northstar 2014

Eric Vloeimans' Oliver's Cinema: Eric Vloeimans' Oliver's Cinema
An emotive excursion that transcends genre with nuanced texture, stunning!

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Oliver's Cinema is the latest from Dutch trumpet master Eric Vloeimans. This improvisational exploratory moves past the traditional sound and history of his Dutch contemporaries and blends the harmonic temperament often associated with the improvisational music referred to as jazz in the United States.

Oliver's Cinema embraces the conceptual idea that self imposed limitations of genre are just that.This release has an open ended spatial context that works the cerebral cortex of the brain. This is chamber jazz at a new and far more engaging level than normally heard, especially in the United States. Simplicity is the ultimate in sophistication and it is the ability to nuance this bold harmonic color palate into a lyrical sense of purpose that challenges the imagination.  

This eclectic quilt of colors you can hear involves each ensemble member, no one gets in the others way. Riffs on some of the most popular film scores of a generation are original and imaginative which might be the best two word review one could write.

Tracks : Aladdin; Prince Henri; Cinema Paradiso; Les Vapes; L'Amour Des Moules; Imagining; Seggiano's Eve; Fellini's Waltz; Slow Motion; Rosemary's Baby; Papillon; Slow Tango; Bambi; Rosa Turbinata.

Personnel: Eric Vloeimans: trumpet; Tuur Florizoone: accordion; Jorg Brinkmann: cello.