If Jimi Hendrix were still alive, he would surely have wanted to play with Clemens van der Feen. Just like the late Hendrix, bassist van der Feen is one of those rare artists who is able to let his instrument talk and sing. He plays it in both a powerful and lyrical way at the same time, and he is highly original. When he was still a child, van der Feen and his brothers formed the Feen Brothers, with whom he had his debut at the North Sea Jazz Festival at the age of twelve. In the meantime, he has become the most sought-after bassist in the Netherlands. Van der Feen now works with the cream of the Dutch jazz scene and with international legends like Toots Thielemans, Michael Moore and Chris Potter. Together with the Clemens van der Feen Band, that further contains leading members of his generation like Jesse van Ruller (guitar), his brother Paul van der Feen (saxophonist), Harmen Fraanje (piano and Wurlitzer) and Flin van Hemmen (drums), the bassist recorded his highly praised solo debut High Places this year.