The word 'nimbus' is defined as: a) aureole b) rain cloud. The musical meaning of the group Nimbus is a wide spectrum of timbre. The credit for this goes primarily to the The Hague pianist Wolfert Brederode, who is responsible for the bulk of the resplendent compositions. With stately as well as expressive melodies and dynamic turns, the Nimbus formation makes high-quality music. Transparency is the theme of this musical concept, which derives from a somewhat uncommon lineup. The absence of a bass - often a group's pulse - and the cello's extraordinary melodic role furnish the music with its typical floating character. Brederode initiated Nimbus with drummer Eric Ineke in 1999. Previously, he was a part of the Rein de Graaff/Dick Vennik Quartet, which accompanied scores of big American and European jazz artists, including Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin and George Coleman. Currently, Ineke is a member of the Dutch Jazz Orchestra while he also teaches at the The Hague conservatory. Nimbus' other members are guitarist Florian Zenker, sax and clarinet player Christof May, cellist Tom van Lent and Aimée Povel. American impro-sax player David Liebman is their special guest.