‘Smash Hits’ by Reinier Baas, Ben van Gelder and Metropole Orkest
Modern creative jazz - Orchestral jazz
Christian Elsässer (conductor); Ben van Gelder (alto saxophone); Reinier Baas, Janine Abbas, Mariël van den Bos (flute); Leo Janssen, Marc Scholten, Max Boeree, Paul Feen van der, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen (saxophone); Martijn de Laat, Nico Schepers, Ray Bruinsma, Rik Mol (trumpet); Jan Bastiani, Jan Oosting, Robinson Khoury (trombone); Pieter Hunfeld (horn); Martin van den Berg (bass trombone ); Arlia de Ruiter, David Peijnenborgh, Dennis Koenders, Federico Nathan, Jasper van Rosmalen, Pauline Terlouw, Sarah Koch, Vera Laporeva (1st violin); Ewa Zbyszynska, Herman Haaren van, Merel Jonker, Robert Baba, Ruben Margarita, Wim Kok, Xaquin Carro Cribero (2nd violin); Iris Schut, Isabella Petersen, Julia Jowett, Mieke Honingh, Norman Jansen (alt violin); Annie Tangberg, Emile Visser, Jascha Albracht, Maarten Jansen (cello); Peter Tiehuis (guitar); Hans Vroomans, Jasper Soffer (keyboards); Aram Kersbergen (bass); Arend Liefkes, Erik Winkelmann (double bass); Eddy Koopman, Murk Jiskoot (percussion); Joke Schonewille (harp).
Sun 14 July 2019 16:15 - 17:30 Amazon
When they perform in a jazz joint, they make an impression. This was immediately clear during their performance at the first Rockit festival in Groningen. But with their album Smash Hits guitarist Reinier Baas (1985) and alto saxophonist Ben van Gelder (1988) are expanding their range. It is a live recording of their concerts in Amsterdam and Utrecht, where the duo performed with the Metropole Orkest, conducted by German Christian Elsässer. The repertoire of Smash Hits contains compositions from earlier projects by both Baas and Van Gelder, brought to life again in arrangements by Canadian Daniel Jamieson, Italian Gerd Hermann Ortler, and Christian Elsässer. Reinier Baas is an exceptional guitarist who continuously changes his perspective. Ben van Gelder is distinguished by his unique amalgamation of lyricism, energy, elegance, and rhythm. Elsässer (1983) started his Metropole career in 2012, when he was a participant in the Arrangers Workshop.