Steve Lehman Octet at Bimhuis

Steve Lehman Octet at Bimhuis

Steve Lehman – Alt Saxophone
Jonathan Finlayson – Trumpet
Tim Albright – Trombone
Mark Shim – Tenor Saxophone
Chris Dingman – Vibraphone
Dan Peck – Tuba
Drew Gress – Bass
Cody Brown – Drums

The Steve Lehman Octet is comprised of an all-star assemblage of performer/improvisers who represent the absolute state-of-the-art on their respective instruments. The ensemble has received an abundance of critical acclaim for its synthesis of spectral harmony and improvisation. The octet’s most recent recording, Mise en Abîme (Pi, 2014), was selected as the #1 Jazz CD of 2014 by NPR Music, The Los Angeles Times, eMusic, and Musica Jazz Italy, among many others. The CD was also cited as one of the “Top 10 Jazz CDs of 2014″ by over thirty publications, internationally, including The Denver Post, The Village Voice, The Seattle Times, Downbeat, Jazz Times, The Guardian and The BBC.

The group’s debut recording Travail, Transformation & Flow (Pi, 2009), was called the #1 Jazz/Pop CD of 2009 by The New York Times and described as “a breathtaking accomplishment, a blast of urban futurism at once hypnotic, kinetic and kaleidoscopic. And funky.”
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The Crimson Projekct at Cultuurpodium Boerderij

It’s been a while, I’ve posted some concert photo’s on this blog. I’ve been working the last couple of months on my corporate website

It’s even been a while, I’ve seen a rock concert.
Not very familiar with all the King Crimson songs, but I listen a lot to the Torn, Levin, White cd and the Tony Levin solo projects.
It was a very impressive concert, with great musicians.
The photos are taken with a FujiFilm X-E2 and the Fujinon 55-200mm. On my nomovies blog, I’ve wrote some experience with this mirror-less camera. This concert was very difficult, because of the dynamic lighting on stage. The X-e2 had some problems with focussing. But when the focus is right, you get great pictures. 



Gaudeamus Muziekweek – At Rasa

Ernst Reijseger – Cello
Mola Sylla – Vocals, M’bira, Xalam, Kongoma
Harmen Fraanje – Piano


This trio creates personal music, evoking strong reactions of audiences. Like spirituals maybe, played by an atheist, a vegetarian and a mussel man.The musicians all contribute with original compositions. Their different backgrounds and individual vocabulary connect miraculously natural.Reijseger, Fraanje and Sylla got to know each other well over the past years and shared many adventures, both as a performing trio as in other projects, such as film scores for Werner Herzog’s ‘My Son My Son What Have Ye Done’ and ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’. Playing together became addictive.

When producer Stefan Winter asked Reijseger what project he wanted to record next, Reijseger said: “This trio is it, because I have found, completely by coincidence, this great pianist and this angel of a singer, that make me play differently and vice versa times three. It is a living organism, this trio. Not a concept. In fact its concepts change all the time. New approaches occur and are recognized by its members. No democracy, but sensitive cooperation.”

The concerts and soon to be released live-to-two-track recording reflect this approach. The trio plays ‘readings’ of their material. This means that the form occurs while performing. No structure is set beforehand. The trio rehearses just options and practices in communicating musically. This clears the way for surprising music with heartfelt expression.




Secret Chiefs 3 at the Worm Rotterdam

Secret Chiefs 3 at the Worm Rotterdam

SC3 is an instrumental rock group led by guitarist/composer Trey Spruance (formerly of Mr. Bungle and Faith No More). Their studio recordings and tours have featured different line-ups, as the group performs a wide range of musical styles including surf rockPersianArabIndiandeath metalfilm musicelectronic music, and various others.

Flamenco dancer Marco Flores at Rasa by Maarten Mooijman


Marco Flores Flamenco Dancer

Bron: Rasa

Marco Flores brengt een indrukwekkende mengeling van feilloze techniek, een aangeboren gevoel voor het compás en pure elegantie op het podium. Hij laat zich zichtbaar inspireren door zijn muzikanten op zang, gitaar en palmas. Hij werd geboren in het Andalusische Arcos de la Frontera, waar hij grotendeels autodidact begon aan zijn ontwikkeling tot flamencodanser. Later ging hij in de leer bij onder andere Javier Latorre, Antonio Canales en Javier Barón en werd hij opgenomen in het gezelschap van Sara Baras. De laatste jaren zat zijn solocarrière in de lift: in 2010 werd hij Nationale Flamencodanser van het Jaar en in 2012 werd hij beloond met de persprijs van het Festival de Jerez. Zijn voorstellingen brengen een boeiende balans tussen traditie, het speelse samenspel tussen de muzikanten en Flores’ expressie van zijn unieke, hedendaagse visie op flamenco.

Ingrid Laubrock, Guillaume Orti, Laurent Blondiau & Tom Rainey

On music meeting there was next to all of the world music, a little bit room for some serious jazz improvisation.
A great project with Ingrid Laubrock, Guillaume Orti, Laurent Blondiau & Tom Rainey.
It was located at a culture cafe of the University.

jazz photo by Maarten Mooijman

Concert photo Maarten Mooijman at Volkskrant newspaper

MMW photo in newspaper Volkskrant

This morning a great concert review of Medeski Martin and Wood by Tim Sprangers of the Volkskrant newspaper.
Photos by Maarten Mooijman (MMPicture). My debut at the Dutch National Media.

Medeski, Martin & Wood by Maarten Mooijman

John Medeski – Hammond, Key, Piano
Billy Martin – Drums, Perscussions
Chris Wood – Acoustic and electric Bass

At LantarenVenster in Rotterdam the Netherlands by jazz photographer Maarten Mooijman (mmpicture)

“The trio’s amalgam of jazz, funk, “avant-noise” and a million other musical currents and impulses is nearly impossible to classify, which is just how they like it. Medeski’s keyboard excursions, Chris Wood’s hard-charging bass lines and Billy Martin’s supple, danceable beats have come to resemble a single organism, moving gracefully between genre-defying compositions and expansive improvisation atop a relentless groove.”

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Ben Goldberg Trio at Rasa 2011

Ben Goldberg Trio at Rasa by Jazz photographer Maarten Mooijman

Ben Goldberg – clarinet
Greg Cohen – bass
Kenny Wollesen –  drums

“Killer” Joey Baron at Bimhuis

Joey Baron and Steve Cardenas

Joey Baron – drums
Tony Sherr – bass
Brad Shepik – guitar
Steve Cardenas – guitar

at Bimhuis Amsterdam 2008 by Maarten Mooijman