1985年生まれ、アムステルダムを拠点に活動する鬼才ギタリストReinier Baas（レイニエル・バース）を中心に、Ben van Gelder（ベン・ファン・ゲルダー／as）含むオランダの若手精鋭５人によって結成されたオールスター・クィンテット“The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble”による、現代のスピリチュアリティをスタイリッシュに聞かせる1st作品。
LABEL: Mainland Records, NL
Format: CD Digi-pak ／ LTMRM 8
ARTIST: Reinier Baas
TITLE: More Socially Relevant Jazz Music
Reinier Baas (g, compositions)
Ben van Gelder (as)
Maarten Hogenhuis (as)
Sean Fasciani (b)
Mark Schilders (ds)
‘The More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble’ is an ‘all-star’ quintet, featuring five of the most hideously talented young musicians to hail from the upper North-Western corner of the mainland of Europe. The ‘Ensemble’, the brainchild of Amsterdam based guitarist Reinier Baas, has a fresh, distinctive, raw and slightly peculiar sound. With influences as diverse as Ravel, Arctic Monkeys, Ornette Coleman, Flying Lotus and Human Feel, their music ranges from the intricate and sophisticated to the downright danceable.
Reinier Baas (1985) is a guitarist based in Amsterdam, Holland. Graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam with the highest honors and a finalist for the prestigious Deloitte Jazz Award (2010), he is fast gaining a reputation as one of Holland’s most promising young players. Baas’ slightly peculiar and tenacious, yet inventive and original style has led him to perform at Holland’s finest venues over the last years: the Bimhuis (More Socially Relevant Jazz Music), Lowlands (as a guest soloist with the Dutch Youth Jazz Orchestra), North Sea Jazz Festival (with Mona Lisa Overdrive) and the Royal Concertgebouw (with Anton Goudsmit and Stefan Lievestro), among others.
Reinier heads his own quintet: the illustrious More Socially Relevant Jazz Music Ensemble, featuring hideously talented alto saxophonists Ben van Gelder and Maarten Hogenhuis. Their debut ‘More Socially Relevant Jazz Music’ (Mainland Records, 2011) was hailed by peers and critics alike as a record having “an organic sound, teeming with pleasure”, involving “technical inventiveness and a perfect ear for intensely built songs, that will play in your ears until long after hearing them”.
Reinier Baas teaches at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Enschede. He is a member of the New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra.