Kindred Spirit Ensemble
KC the Funkaholic (arrangements); MC Jimmy Rage (MC); Han Litz (arrangements, flute); Mete Erker (bass clarinet, tenor sax); Dirk Beets (flugelhorn, trumpet, french horn); Roos Jonker (vocals, harp); Wiboud Burkens (keyboards, piano); Eric van Westen (double bass); Eric Hoeke (drums); Gilbert Breuer; Kees van der Linden (Kamerkoor 2613) (); Leo Absil, Adrienne van Alphen, Sipkje Boersma, David Brindle, Fernando Criado, Dhr/ Mevr Femi, Lucien Geeraert, Joke Groené, Wineke 't Hart, Mieke Henneveld, Eus van Lieshout, Martine Mossman, John Mossman, Jeanine Pasman, Annette Roode, Jacqueline Roy, Elly van Schaick, Dick Scherft, Mariëtte Visser, André Vrijhof, Agnes Weibolt (vocals); Sophie de Rijk, Ananta Roosens (viola); Laura Valenzuela (alt viola); Eva van de Poll (cello); Antal Heitlager, Kees Heus, Olivier Schreuder (DJ).
Sun 15 July 2007 17:00 - 18:15 Yukon
The Kindred Spirits Ensemble from Amsterdam is a string quartet and choir enforced jazz band. The ensemble's motor is DJ KC The Funkaholic, the man who also founded the eponymous record label and who's in charge of various club nights and concerts in the Amsterdam Paradiso. The Kindred Spirits Ensemble draws from the rich musical
tradition of spiritual jazz and presents songs by Leon Thomas, Pharoah Sanders, Andrew Hill and Mos Def. Next to standard renditions they've written some new arrangements. Last year the group paid tribute to John Coltrane by performing
an unabridged version of his magnum opus A Love Supreme from 1965. This is the album on which Coltrane presents himself as the prophet who has seen the light, as can be heard on For JC, Love is Supreme, released on Free Spirits, the spiritual jazz branch of the Kindred Spirits label.