The Pitch Pine Project is the fusion group of bassist Udo Pannekeet, featuring pianist Rob van Bavel, tenor saxophonist Tom Beek, guitarist Martijn van Iterson, percussionist Martin Verdonk and drummer Chris Strik. The music, with references to Wayne Shorter and The Weather Report, is disconnected from the original compositions thanks to the special chemistry between the musicians. The result is a firm sound full of complementary colors. The roots of the Pitch Pine Project are to be found in Pannekeets’ earlier work in the jazz-rock formation Isotope. Last year the first CD of Pitch Pine was released, the acclaimed Quarantine, of which most of the compositions were penned by Pannekeets.