It was in March 2008 that Kurt Rosenwinkel and his quintet releasedRemedy - Live at the Village Vanguard. In many ways, the album isindeed a remedy. It is a departure from the studio years in whichRosenwinkel together with Q-Tip on one of his last Verve albums,Heartcore, conducted a sonic investigation into the domain outsidejazz. Remedy is a return to live performance that allows room forexperiment and lets the line-up sound like a tight group. Aboveall, it is a declaration of love for originals, for the standardsthat are on the verge of dying out. But once touched byRosenwinkel, they blossom as if they were written yesterday. Andthat is exactly what the Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio is coming to do atthe North Sea Jazz Festival: to breathe fresh life into tired oldtunes. Rosenwinkel is one of the musicians who can seamlessly blendtogether tradition and innovation.