With guests BERT JORIS – TRUMPET and NILS WOGRAM – TROMBONE
The latest Jasper Blom project “Polyphony” is a result of Blom’s fascination with 15th century polyphonic music. According to Blom, this early Western music has a remarkable melodic quality that makes it very accessible and yet it sounds as adventurous as any good contemporary music. Inspired by French and Flemish masters like de Machaut, Dufay and Ockeghem, Blom invited guest Belgium’s #1 trumpet player Bert Joris and created a new experience by composing his own version of medieval polyphonic music for jazz quintet. After this, Blom turned his attention towards more contemporary influences like Bartok and Hindemith, combining this with the old medieval Hoketus technique (sharing a melody between instruments). For the new material, Blom developed a more improvisational approach and he invited German star trombonist Nils Wogram to share the stage. The JBQ has been touring with Bert Joris and with Nils Wogram the past years. As a result 2 live concerts at the BIMhuis were recorded and will be released later in 2018.
“Releases there new album (2018) on Whirlwind Recordings (UK)“
Jasper Blom is a leading tenor saxophonist of the Dutch Jazz scene and one of the most versatile soloists of the BeNeLux. His band, the Jasper Blom Quartet features four internationally acclaimed Dutch jazz musicians, that have been playing together for more then 20 years. Blom’s intelligent compositions cover a wide range of stylistic influences and are a true showcase of what melody, rhythm and harmony have to offer in composition and improvisation In his work stories develop, while musical languages are challenged by the individuality and interplay of the band members. The JBQ has four CDs out with all original material.
Concert venues of the JBQ include North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam International Jazz, BIMhuis Amsterdam, ELB jazz Hamburg, Borusan House Istanbul, Trondheim Jazz Festival, Bohemia Jazz Festival, Birdland Hamburg, Unterfahrt Munich and many others…