A feature about our new album ‘A Wind Invisible Sweeps Us Through The World’. The recording process in the beautiful OrgelPark in Amsterdam and about the compositions on the album.
If you didn’t get your copy of our beautiful magazine at one of our concerts, now you can read all of them on line at our website. https://tonalitymusic.nl/articles/
In recent years the Dutch Radio and TV station pay little to no attention to Jazz and World music. Tonality Music has initiated discussions, talks and meetings with Dutch public broadcasting companies and the ministry of culture to reclaim the exposure for Jazz and World music. Here you can read all about it. (Dutch Only)
The album Graffiti Jazz received a 5 star review by the prestigious German Jazz magazine Jazzthetik.
“Once an avid sprayer (hence the album title Graffiti Jazz), Rembrandt Frerichs (44) now teaches at the conservatory and curates concerts (when they are allowed to take place). With Tony Overwater (b) and Vinsent Planjer (dr), the Dutchman leads a trio that has been celebrated for years. The trio’s new album aims to translate the cheeky euphoria of graffiti street art directly into jazz: Unbridled motorik is the trump card. The musical inspiration for these clanking, machine-like, galvanized rhythms could be found in speed metal, but also in Bulgarian wedding dances, rattling clockworks or perhaps even a newly and differently heard Johann Sebastian Bach. What drummer Planjer does here, with cymbals, rattles, bells, and other metal parts, is reminiscent of a clattering, over-the-top mechanical contraption.
Ingeniously, though, this crazy motorwork combines with great improvisation, even swing (“The Big Over Easy”) or a Paul Simon song – “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” has never had so much funk.
To take a breather, there are two ballads, one of them with the most beautiful of all Brahms themes.”
This summer film maker Pim Hawinkels filmed me and my Faunus violone at the Chapel in St. Jean. It’s the fifth film we made together at this magical location in a little village in the middle of France.
The first time I recorded my solo composition ‘Chanson d’un Faune’ on the Faunus Violone built by Gesina Liedmeier.
Om het einde van de culturele lockdown te vieren organiseert Tonality Music twee bijzondere dubbelconcerten in de grote zaal van de Nieuwe Regentes in Den Haag.
Op zaterdagavond 12 juni en zondagmiddag 20 juni nodigt het Rembrandt Trio verschillende generaties jazzhelden uit om hen te vergezellen in vier unieke sets echte jazz. Samen met John Ruocco, Jesse van Ruller, Robinson Khoury, Rik Mol en Bart van Lier brengt het Rembrandt Trio het vuur terug op het podium van de Nieuwe Regentes. Live muziek zoals live muziek bedoeld is; spontaan, intens, verrassend – en vooral: levend!
We celebrate ten years Tonality with a brand new website built by our friends at Green Room Creatives. The coming months the website will fill up with articles, news and videos. Please visit us to follow our latest activities.
We spent two days recording a new album in the amazing acoustics of the Orgelpark in Amsterdam. Full of antique organs with thousands of different sounds – the trio used the space, instruments and acoustics as their fourth band member. All captured for Just Listen Records by Jonas and Jared Sacks in high quality audio and video. We can’t wait to hear the first mixes!
Our latest release ‘Sam Self, Same Silence’ by the Rembrandt Trio and Hossein Alizadeh is now available at Bol.com and Amazon.com. Of course you can also listen at Apple Music and Spotify but then you will miss the great cover and booklet with lots of information on this wonderful project.
Unfortunately all concerts in February and early March are cancelled due to Covid-19 regulations. Hopefully our concerts with Kayhan Kalhor, Mohammad Motamedi and the trio concerts will find alternate dates in the coming months. Please keep an eye on our calendar.