Alto sax player Joris Posthumus is the leader of this quartet (formerly known as The New Quartet) which attracted a lot of attention during the Young VIPs Tour. Posthumus (who loved the drums as a child) is a saxophonist with a razor-edged and energetic playing style who allows plenty of room for melody in his compositions. Nu Bop is a term that perfectly describes this music. The group consists of musicians who are all building their own careers. Jeroen van Vliet is an impressive pianist, who received a special composition assignment for the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2008. Bassist Jurriaan Dekker and drummer Pascal Vermeer also belong to a select group of rhythm sections that are in high demand. In 2009, the four recorded the album The Abyss, that was well received as a lovely and impressive debut album. The solo performances were striking as well as the intelligent and sensitive compositions.