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Sonic Halo

Tineke Postma & Greg Osby

Sonic Halo

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Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917337020
Catnr: CR 73370
Release date: 12 September 2014
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CR 73370
Release date
12 September 2014

"Buma Boy Edgar Tour"

JazzPodium, 01-3-2016
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This album is promising an absolutely fresh and intriguing music. Osby's modern energetic and acoustic conceptual sounds will meet the melodic European influences of Tineke. A recording with two soprano saxophones has hardly ever been done before; it’s pretty uncommon. The intriguing mix of male and female ingredients from Greg and Tineke will show that times have changed and jazz is not a music style dominated by males anymore. Greg Osby was Tineke’s mentor once, now Greg admits they are peers and he has a lot to learn from her. It is a multicultural project uniting the greatest young musicians from the NYC scene, the Netherlands and Australia.

Besides all, this is the first album of Tineke in the last 3 years and for the first time she has been recording as a co-leader with Greg. This album will show her new musical developments influenced by her long stays in NYC and performances with top artists of the US jazz scene.

Dieses Album verspricht eine frische und faszinierende Musik. Greg Osbys moderne, energetische Klänge treffen auf Tineke Postmas melodische, europäische Einflüsse, und Aufnahmen mit zwei Sopransaxophonen gibt es selten. Dieser Mix aus männlichen und weiblichen Zutaten zeigt, dass sich die Zeiten geändert haben und Jazz keine ausschließlich von Männern dominierte Szene mehr ist. In diesem multikulturellen Projekt vereinen sich die besten Jungmusiker der New Yorker Szene, den Niederlanden und Australien, und es zeigt Tineke Postmas neue musikalische Entwicklungen, stark beeinflusst von ihren langen Aufenthalten in New York und ihrer Arbeit mit den besten Musikern der Staaten.

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Tineke Postma

Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazzsaxophonist.  During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic, modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity.  The British Newspaper “The Evening Standard” called Tineke in 2009 “One of the leading ladies in Jazz”! AWARDS Tineke has received several awards for her remarkable compositions and artistry, among which the Jazz  Juan Revelations...
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Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazzsaxophonist. During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic, modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity. The British Newspaper “The Evening Standard” called Tineke in 2009 “One of the leading ladies in Jazz”! AWARDS Tineke has received several awards for her remarkable compositions and artistry, among which the Jazz Juan Revelations Award in 2009 (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival). In 2006, Tineke won the prestigious Midem “International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award” in France, which she received during an award ceremony “Les Victoires de Jazz” that had been broadcasted live and nationwide on the French tv, channel France 3. In 2003 Tineke received the “Jazz All Star Award” (USA) Tineke also received several Dutch awards: “Langs de Lijn Award” (2007), “Singer Laren Jazz Award” (2002),”Heijmans Award” (2004). In 2008, Tineke had been nominated for another prestigious Dutch Prize: the “Notenkraker Award”. For two years in a row, 2009 and 2010, Tineke was nominated for the “Paul Acket Award” (North Sea Jazz). Tineke's latest cd " The Traveller" has been nominated for the important Edison Jazz award for 2010.
TINEKE POSTMA QUARTET The Tineke Postma Quartet (Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums) was founded in 2002 and has played at many international festivals, such as the North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) , Middelheim Festival, Antwerp (Belgium), Nice Jazz Festival (France) , Victoria Jazz Festival (Spain), Young Euro Jazz Berlin (Germany), Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway) , the Jakarta Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan), the Hanoi Jazz Festival (Vietnam), and Euro Jazz Festival (Mexico).
TINEKE POSTMA INTERNATIONAL QUARTET The Tineke Postma International Quartet with Geri Allen on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, was founded in February 2009, when Tineke recorded her new cd “The Traveller”. Tineke performed with the above mentioned musicians at the Barbican Hall in London, The North Sea Jazz Festival and at Jazz Ramatuelle in France. In February 2010 they performed at the Blue Note in New York (USA).For the full concertlist of Tineke Postma, please visit “Tours and Projects” at www.tinekepostma.com PROJECTS In 2003, Tineke performed with the Sisters in Jazz Project in the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, IAJE in Long Beach (all of them USA), as well as at the North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) , Jazz Vienne (France) and Umbria Jazz (Italy). In 2005, Tineke participated in the “Billie and Me” project, a musical tribute to Billie Holiday with Terri Lyne Carrington, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves and Joan Osnborne . They toured throughout the USA and played at the Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), UCLA Royce Hall (Los Angeles), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Byham Theatre ( Pittsburgh, Eisenhower Auditorium-Penn State (University park). Tineke joined the international tour of the Terri Lyne Carrington Group (Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Matthey Garrisson, ea). They played at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat,( Israel), Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston (US) , the International Jazz Festival, in Münster (Germany), at Ronnie Scott’s, London (UK), Tokyo Jazz Festival and in the Blue Note in Tokyo (Japan) .In 2009 Tineke was asked to join the Geri Allen Trio (The Hague Jazz Festival)Tineke was also guest soloist with Esperanza Spalding at the Bimhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands) in 2008, at the North Sea Jazz Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 2009 and at the Carnegie Hall, New York, (US) in 2009. In her home country (The Netherlands), Tineke worked with the free jazz Dutch drummer legend Han Bennink and Bassist Ernst Glerum. At other concerts, organised by “Jazzimpuls” Tineke performed with Fleurine (“Tribute to Duke Ellington”) Anne Chris and the Turkish native singer Esra Dalfidan. Tineke performed with Esperanza Spalding at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Carnegie Hall (New York), The Bimhuis (Amsterdam).Tineke tours regularly with the French pianist Cedric Handriot and the Dutch pianist Jasper van’t Hof (PiliPili-project). Tineke also plays regularly with drummer Pablo Pietro In Mexico.

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Greg Osby

Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances. Born and reared in St. Louis, Greg Osby began his professional music career in 1975, after three years of private studies on clarinet, flute and alto saxophone. Coming from a vibrant and musical city, Osby showed an early interest in the performing arts and...
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Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.
Born and reared in St. Louis, Greg Osby began his professional music career in 1975, after three years of private studies on clarinet, flute and alto saxophone. Coming from a vibrant and musical city, Osby showed an early interest in the performing arts and spent his years in secondary school with a heavy involvement in Blues and Jazz groups. In 1978 Osby furthered his musical education at Howard University (Washington, D.C.) where he majored in Jazz Studies. He continued his studies at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) from 1980 to 1983.
Upon relocating to New York in early 1983, Osby quickly established himself as a notable and in demand sideman for artists as varied as Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Jack DeJohnette, Andrew Hill, Muhal Richard Abrams, Jim Hall and Jaki Byard as well as with many ethnic and new music ensembles in the New York area.
In 1985 Osby was invited to to join Jack DeJohnette's innovative group, "Special Edition". It was as a member of this ensemble Osby was able to fine tune the more challenging aspects of his conception in an open ended, no holds barred musical situation. Says Osby, "My musical thinking for performance and composition advanced by light years as Jack was open to my input and was very encouraging in pushing me to to maintain a steady flow of experimentation. It marked a major turning point in my development as an artist." In 1987, Osby signed his first recording deal with a new German label , JMT (Jazz Music Today). With this situation, he felt that he was finally able to document life as he saw it through music. He had free creative reign to do whatever he liked. He recorded four CD titles for that label. Osby signed with Blue Note Records in 1990 and recorded fifteen outstanding recordings for that label as a leader. In 2008, Osby launched his own label, "Inner Circle Music", which serves as a platform for many of today's brightest artists. From the pulse of the streets and the language of a generation, Osby has sketched numerous musical essays set to a contemporary score using the improvisational nature of Jazz as the connecting thread.
On "9 Levels", his latest recording on Inner Circle Music, Osby presents his wares in a sextet format and is joined by special guests, Nir Felder, guitar; Adam Birnbaum, piano; Joseph Lepore, bass; Hamir Atwal, drums; and a welcome newcomer to the international jazz scene, vocalist Sara Serpa.

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Buma Boy Edgar Tour
JazzPodium, 01-3-2016

[...] Surprisingly, the duo performance of Postma and electronics wizard and pianist Jasper van't Hof. (..) Van 't Hof lived behind the wing in virtuoso, rapidly played melodies which he alternates with spacious-sounding electronic soundscapes, diluted by Postma's impassioned melodies from the cups of both sopraa- and alto saxophone. (..) Action with a sometimes meditative krarakter which had rested may take longer. (..) Appraisal folllowing over and over again, with a grateful Postma who claimed to believe in jazz, "both in music and in life." [...]
Jazzenzo , 01-1-2016

[...] Article about Boy Edgar Prijs 2015. [...]
Jazzflits, 21-12-2015

["].. Tineke also knows how to play her male colleagues off the stage."
NRC Next, 11-12-2015

[ ...] The growth that ​​jazz saxophonist Tineke Postma has made is admirable. In no time did the 36 year-old Frisian not only reach the top of the Dutch scene, but she also reached into the international jazz. Rightly the jury of the Buma Boy Edgar Prize saw Postma's combination of cosmopolitanism and Dutch sobriety. ,,How a basically modest Frisian built up a musical career in the United States with her own band and collaborated  with not the least of them" the jury says [ ...]
De Volkskrant, 10-12-2015

"In New York she went straight to the big stages, today jazz saxophone player Tineke Postma (37) will receive the Boy Edgar Prize. "Depth with very few notes, that's my goal."
De Volkskrant, 09-12-2015

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VPRO Vrije Geluiden, 08-12-2015

[''].. "What is strinkingl with Tineke Postma," says the jury, " is the combination of cosmopolitanism and Dutch sobriety."
Doctor Jazz Magazine, 01-10-2015

Buma Boy Edgarprijs
Jazzpodium, 01-9-2015

"The Buma Boy Edgar Prize 2015, the most prestigious award in the Netherlands in the field of jazz and improvised music, is awarded to composer and saxophonist Tineke Postma."
NRC Handelsblad, 28-6-2015

"This year, saxophonist TIneke Postma won the Buma Boy Edgaraward, the most important Dutch jazz award. The jury praised her combination of cosmopolitanism and Dutch modesty, her personal style and sense of melody."
De Volkskrant, 27-6-2015

"Yesterday, Tineke Postma received the Boy Edgaraward, the most important Dutch jazzaward." 
Trouw, 26-6-2015

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Jazzhalo, 24-3-2015

"It's been a treat to watch gifted 36-year-old Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma mature over the past decade, and this collaboration with one of her mentors, Greg Osby, reflects another intriguing phase in her development."  
Downbeat, 01-2-2015

"The entire piece is made up of deceptively simple but intricately built brief, melodic fragments, which serve as fodder for an energetic and stimulating ensemble play." 
All About Jazz, 12-12-2014

"Sonic Halo is a compelling set of tightly performed, wonderfully played, inspired, and dryly witty post bop" 
Jazzed Magazine (USA), 11-12-2014

A musically exciting and varied release
Radio Dreyeckland, 30-11-2014

4 out of 5 stars - Jazz full of its lively interactions.
Jazzthetik, 26-11-2014

"There are not many records in which the two soloists play both alto and soprano sax. That makes this CD already special." 
Jazz in Europe (online magazine), 11-11-2014

Here the focus is on the music which is consistently well done!
Jazzpodium, 31-10-2014

Two voices of alto- and sopranosaxophone which ensanre, complemente and challenge each other 
Jazzthing, 27-10-2014

"A very contemporary cd"
Music Emotion, 01-10-2014

A conceptual album which everyone's comfort zone is exceeded and musicians each set the bar at a very high level.
Jazzism, 01-10-2014

"At other times, their sounds merge effortlessly. It makes this encounter exciting until the last note."
Limburgs Dagblad, 24-9-2014

'No empty stories, but pure music'
, 15-9-2014

Although they both play alto and soprano sax, you certainly hear contrasts of each with its own voice, sometimes very energetic, then deducted again, but always confrontational.
Jazzmozaiek, 12-9-2014

Tineke Postma gives melodies the right color of tone, which she explores in depth and use them for improvisations to add beautiful details.
Jazzenzo, 26-8-2014

"Strong rhythms, grooves, unexpected turns and swaying lines colors this music"
De Standaard, 06-8-2014

The music breaths contemporary postbop and is accomplished with flair.
De Standaard, 06-8-2014

Postma was more melodic and intuitive, Osby was more technical, abstract. They complemented each other beautifully.
Jazzflits, 18-7-2014

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