It was in March 2008 that Kurt Rosenwinkel and his quintet released Remedy - Live at the Village Vanguard
. In many ways, the album is indeed a remedy. It is a departure from the studio years in which Rosenwinkel together with Q-Tip on one of his last Verve albums, Heartcore
, conducted a sonic investigation into the domain outside jazz. Remedy
is a return to live performance that allows room for experiment and lets the line-up sound like a tight group. Above all, it is a declaration of love for originals, for the standards that are on the verge of dying out. But once touched by Rosenwinkel, they blossom as if they were written yesterday. And that is exactly what the Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio
is coming to do at the North Sea Jazz Festival: to breathe fresh life into tired old tunes. Rosenwinkel is one of the musicians who can seamlessly blend together tradition and innovation.