Wed Feb. 21, 2024

Tineke Postma 'Aria' (NL/CZ/D)

Tineke Postma: alto, soprano saxophone
David Doruzka: guitar
Robert Landfermann: bass
Tristan Renfrow: drums

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As one of the most prolific and respected musicians to emerge from the vibrant Dutch scene, saxophonist and composer Tineke Postma has been touring internationally as a leader since 2003. With a catalogue of six albums her international profile has resulted in the Rising Star on soprano award in the Downbeat Critics Poll 2019 and seen her perform alongside greats such as Herbie Hancock on International Jazz Day (watch here from 30:00').

Tineke is a musician of inventiveness and creativity, not afraid to explore the unknown, and revels in the inspiration of the master, Wayne Shorter, who once told her, before going on stage to perform together, “Let’s start composing”.

Her previous album FREYA, released in March 2020, marked the beginning of a new era for Tineke. After some years of performing more as a guest soloist than bandleader, and active in her role as a mother, this album represented a fresh start with a new label, refreshed energy and an exciting band with an output collectively inspired by experiences she has gathered throughout her career.

For Tineke’s upcoming album ARIA she formed a new group consisting of prolific and highly acclaimed guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Robert Landfermann and drummer Tristan Renfrow. This exciting group embarks on an adventurous journey, exploring new realms and manifold ways to interpret her work. ARIA will be released by Edition Records on May 12th, spring of 2023.

"This will resonate with listeners who enjoy a fusion of innovative improvisations combined with compositions with an intentional artistic vision and desire to tell stories through music formed from the roots of jazz and European classical music." (The Jazz Word)

"There isn't anything safe here and in the fractured splintering of the shards of rapture all four players maintain on this studio album ... you can't guess what's next. ...Given the quality here there are so many multiple interpretations of response possible which is just one reason why this latest album from the remarkable Postma - taking up the mantle of Lee Konitz and making a paradigm shift that contributes so much to the state of the art - works so well." (Marlbank)

"The music is open and airy, but with a clear melodic vein in it. Postma is obviously a fearless musical soul who dares to go her own way and who succeeds in creating excitement and unexpected ways into her universe." (Nettavisen Nyheten / Norway)