About the album
From the linernotes: "Some of us have reached the age of thirty, and as everybody knows, this is the age when questions, doubts and too many choices rise in your mind. Luckily we were able to transform all of this into music, which we really enjoyed. As some of you may have noticed when coming to our concerts, we have some new faces on stage. ‘Trinta’ is the first Sensuàl album with our new band members Rik (bass) and Tim (drums) and we hope you will embrace them as much as we have. Gijs (percussion) joined us again for this album and he played like never before. All that is left for you to do now is press ‘play’ and enjoy! Um abraço, Sensuàl."
"Sensuàl is a Dutch dish with salsa flavor. Brazilian rhythms mixed with jazzy grooves all supported by Dutch origins covered with sambas, polder-nostalgic and warm passion –the fire from an exotic nightlife in the palm of your hands. After receiving an honorable Edison Award, we welcome them with a new album. No doubt in anyone’s mind why they’re so wanted." Theatre De Kleine Komedie
- De muziek van Sensuàl is rijk aan jazz, pop en wereldmuziek
- Portugese zang gemixt met sterke grooves en opzwepende ritmes
- De aanstekelijke energie van Sensuàl is voelbaar in zowel de up-tempo nummers als in de ballads met een randje nostalgie
- 31 oktober: release concert in Tivoli de Helling, gevolgd door een clubtour in Nederland
- Met hun eerdere album Acústico won in 2008 de Edison Jazz Publieksprijs
- De eerste single van deze nieuwe cd Não vai dar is reeds een hit op de radio
- “Poldernostalgie en warme passie.” – De Kleine Komedie
'Brazilian Jazz'n'Groove' - das Markenzeichen der niederländischen Band Sensual. Eine Frage der Zeit scheint es, dass die Musik auch zu uns kommt: die letztjährige Tour war so gefragt und zahlreiche Konzerte ausverkauft, dass sie dieses Jahr nochmals wiederholt wurde. Das liegt auch daran, dass die Band sowohl Jazzliebhaber als auch ein junges pop-gewohntes Publikum anspricht.
The music of the Dutch rooted band Sensuàl contains a catchy blend of jazz, pop and world music. A unique sound of Portuguese vocals mixed with strong grooves and pulsating rhythms. Their energetic concerts make Sensuàl to be an amazing live band. Not only the jazz lovers but also the younger pop audience embrace Sensuàl.
Eva Kieboom (vocals) and her neighbour Emiel van Rijthoven (keys) founded Sensuàl in 2002. The band debuted in 2004 with the cd ‘Acústico’. This cd contained songs played from the traditional Brazilian point of music, with a little touch of Sensuàl. ‘Acústico’ was the opportunity for Sensuàl to introduce its own compositions to a broad audience, which was just a tip of the iceberg of what was yet to come. Their cover of Janis Ians ‘Fly too high’ received a lot of airplay. Due to the success of ‘Acústico’ the band played many festivals (a.o. North Sea Jazz). In 2006/2007 Sensuàl played a theatre tour through Holland with jazz singer Wouter Hamel. In 2008 the second album ‘Salve’ was released. All the songs on this album (apart from one) have been composed by Sensuàl. Some amazing guest-musicians contributed; a.o. guitarist Anton Goudsmit and trumpet-player Eric Vloeimans. ‘Salve’ has been crowned with a prestigious Edison Award. In 2008/2009 Sensuàl played their ‘Salve’ tour across the theatres of Holland. Furthermore they crossed the borders of their home country to tour through Indonesia where they played at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta. In March 2009 Sensuàl supported Raul Midon at a sold-out Paradiso, Amsterdam. In 2009/2010 Sensuàl played a succesfull Brazilian Jazz ‘n Grooves’ theatre tour. In September 2010 they played as Dionne Warwicks support-act.The band will release their third album ‘Trinta’ on November the 1st 2010