For many years, this tenor and soprano sax player has been at thecutting edge of the jazz scenes both in the Netherlands and theBenelux. Jasper Blom won the European Jazz Award twice and he hasperformed at jazz festivals all over the world. Blom, who alsoteaches at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music, has a reputationmainly as an improviser. His quartet includes the talented Dutchguitarist Jesse van Ruller, winner of, among other things, theThelonious Monk Award. Drummer Martijn Vink (Metropole Orkest) andbassist Frans van der Hoeven complete the line-up. The quartet'smusic is based around Blom's compositions. His clear view anddesire for innovation have resulted in albums that include Statueof Liberty that was released last year. On this album you can hearhow Blom has grown into a saxophonist and band leader with acompletely individual style who fears neither innovation norexperimentation.