"What comes from far ... Saxophone composer Joris Posthumus proves with his Tokyo's Bad Boys that the saying is correct. He is doing all he can to promote himself, both in Japan and in the Netherlands"Jazzism, 19-6-2017
Joris joined the band Stat of Monc for a tour through China. On this tour he met Yuichiro Tokuda, a Japenese saxophonist who was also touring with his band in China. After this tour Joris and Yuichiro kept in touch and in 2014 Joris was invited for a tour in Japan and Korea, to join Yuichiro and his band.
On this tour Joris had the opportunity to play with many different musicians and see a lot of the beautiful jazz venues in Japan.
Back in the Netherlands he started composing new songs, inspired by his Japanese trip and musical encounters there.
April 2015 Joris invited Yuichiro Tokuda to join him for a small club tour in Holland and Belgium. This was a good way to test out some of the new tunes.
After talking to Challenge Records International, the record company that released my cd 'The Abyss' the plan arose to go back to Japan in September 2015 to record a album.
Prior to the recordings the group did four concerts in Tokyo as preparation for the two recording days in the studio. In Japan Joris recorded a new album with sound engineer Neeraj Khajanchi @NK SOUND TOKYO. Mixing was done @studio Wedgeview by Udo Pannekeet and Pascal Vermeer. Mastering by Steve Fallone @Sterlingsound New York. Release by Challenge Records is planned for september 2016. You can read more about the trip to Japan on my journal page
Joris Posthumus Group, Tokyo’s Bad Boys
Joris Posthumus – Alto & Soprano sax, Compositions Shunichi Yanagi – piano Satoshi Tokuda – bass Gaku Hasegawa – drums
Featuring Yuichiro Tokuda – alto sax Yuki Nakae – tenor sax
His style is fresh and fast but still dreamy and very understandable.
With his compositions he is able to completely silence the audience but also to make them move and take them to another space far away from their regular life.
Jacob Bedaux started playing the piano at the age of three on his grandpa’s lap who was a classical concert pianist.
Next to classical music his parents also played records of Miles Davis and other trumpeters which influenced him big time in his youth (Jacobs father was a trumpeter). After exploring all kinds of music he specialized in energetic modal kind of jazz with influences of classical and pop music.
After finishing his school cum laude he started to work as a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and teacher.
At this time he is considered one of the top jazz pianists in the Netherlands.
Since the beginning of 2016 he started his own quartet.
His first album, JACOB BEDAUX QUARTET ‘In Between Worlds’ will be released in 2017.
Music to me is about expressing myself without the need for words. Translating feelings into compositions and conveying this to the audience. When I’m playing my music everything around me disappears.
I hope to move people with my music, transfer the positive energy while the compositions linger in their minds, ascribing it their own thoughts and feelings.
To me a successful concert means the atmosphere changed from curious in the beginning to happy and satisfied at the end.
At a concert someone said: this is the first time my son was watching a concert completely mesmerized and said afterwards : “Dad, that was really cool”.
What comes from far ... Saxophone composer Joris Posthumus proves with his Tokyo's Bad Boys that the saying is correct. He is doing all he can to promote himself, both in Japan and in the Netherlands
a delightful album, filled with steaming collective and sparkling solo work.
Joris Posthumus and his Bad Boys overwhelm Paradox with fiery and lyrical play.
The Dutch groups were very strong with kamikaze jazz of the Japanese group of saxophonist Joris Posthumus.
An energetic and modern firm swinging concert, which made the Bimhuis shake on its foundations.
Draai Om Je Oren, 12-4-2017
Admirable is the fun that alto saxophonist Joris Posthumus radiates with his Tokyo's Bad Boys.
Joris Posthumus and Tokyo's Bad Boys are incomparable
Japan opens doors for Joris Posthumus
Brabants dagblad, 30-3-2017
Posthumus represents fury, inspiration, freedom and courage.
"An idiom which the japanese (most of all the drummer Hasegawa) can play also very good."
"Joris Posthumus has delivered a thrilling and swinging album and it was worth waiting for six years. Hopefully we don't have to wait six years for the appearance of Posthumus' next album."
"This production shows firm jazz, but there also are a few moments with a fine and serious accent."
Music Emotion, 01-11-2016
"The result is a hurricane of musical emotions that runaway and that leaves the listener with a perplexity."
Nederlands Dagblad, 28-10-2016
Jazz Halo / 20-10-2016
Jazz Halo, 20-10-2016
Joris Posthumus may be proud on his ''Bad Boys''!
Number 1. Bestseller Jazz Center
"And with a few deep, moody ballads Posthumus proves that he can move you by using less force if he has to."
De Limburger, 08-10-2016
"Except from the physical references to Coltrane cums suis is this a delightful album, full with steaming collectives and twinkling solos."
"I hope and think that a lot of people will be charmed by these 'Tokyo's Bad Boys', they really are 'bad' in the American sense of the word: amazing, good, nice!"
"Very tightly played, it's immediately very strong. Good old-fashioned jazz, that is just the way it is, and all pieces except one are from Joris Posthumus himself."
Vrije geluiden blog, 21-9-2016
"Joris Posthumus is a saxophone player with his own style: full of flair, sharp, fast, fierce and adequately articulative, attentive and at the same time unpredictable, freely impovising and most of all a treasurer of the melody."
The ‘Tokyo’s Bad Boys’, together with Joris Posthumus, are the ‘amazing good guys‘ who will undoubtedly end up high in the jazz charts!
Music Frames, 10-9-2016
"The Abyss" was great, but the music of this new album can grab me and inspire me even more.
Musik Ansich, 09-9-2016
Posthumus's glowing, warm and brasively powerful sound, excites and moves the listener.
"Joris Posthumus has always been an energetic post-bop saxophonist with a sharp alto saxophone sound and boundless dedication."
Blog Vera Vingerhoeds, 08-9-2016
King International Jazz Information 01/09/2016
King International Jazz Information, 01-9-2016