“Beyond Cathegory Music”
Dick Rusticus - guitar
Gerard Ammerlaan - el. bass, compositions, samples, lyrics.
Composer of operas, string quartets, film music and other orchestrations, Gerard Ammerlaan experiments with combinations of various styles and improvisation. The only way to describe his music is `typical Ammerlaans'.
Wolter Wierbos - trombone.
Growls, screams, talks, sings and always searches for the extremes on his trombone. He is the finishing touch in Ammerlaans music.
Hans Kaldeway - keyboards, vocals.
Is an exceptionally versatile musician, the tower of strength, the undaunted hero of Ammerlaan's sometimes insane arrangements, a virtuoso of elevation.
Dick Rusticus - guitar.
Likes to play beyond the mainstream tonal paths and is always on the lookout for something new, a willful, rough, and poetic musician and performer.
Jeroen van Olphen - drums, vocals.
The Volkskrant once called him the best-kept jazz secret in Groningen. An excellent drummer and the silent force behind Ammerlaans Band's musical development.
The music was recorded in Studio Kleinmuziek , Groningen in 2005 and 2007. The tracks were mixed by Roel Kleintjes and Gerard Ammerlaan.
Below a short clip of a live concert in Eindhoven, Januar 26, 2009.
Jan Willem van der Ham- altsax, compositions
Mr. Genius’ concept is based on a mix of jazz tradition, rough “freestyle” improvisation, and digital sound from Berlin - the glitches of Stephane Leonard. He is a master in creating sounds at the very moment.
Use three West-African percussionists, three Dutch blowers, a guitarist and bassplayer. Mix the stuff, put it on fire and occasionally add a Kora-player or a dancer. You'll get an explosive brew. As an extra option add a South-African saxophone virtuoso. Don't need to stir...