This album presents dynamic jazz of a high NU-bop energetic quality. The biting alto saxophone of Joris, who, whipped up by the strong rhythm section, explores all corners of the improvisation spectrum, is characteristic for the sound of the Quartet. Another characteristic is that the melody, an important ingredient of Joris’ compositions, will always sound through. Making music is all about the chemistry between the musicians. With this group Joris feels that all-important ‘click’.
In this formation the band toured the Netherlands with the famous American tenor saxophonist David Murray as guest. In 2010 they played at the North Sea festival, but also on other famous Dutch Jazz venues during the Young VIPs tour, e.g. “Het Bimhuis” in Amsterdam and “Lantaren Venster” Rotterdam. The album ‘the Abyss’ was received with a great deal of enthusiasm by the jazz scene, in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
“EARLIER THIS YEAR (2010…RED.) HE RADIATED IN THE TELEVISION PROGRAMME ‘VRIJE GELUIDEN’, THIS SUMMER HE’LL PLAY AT THE NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL. ON HIS RECENTLY RELEASED DEBUT-ALBUM ‘THE ABYSS’, THERE’S NOT A SECOND OF NONSENSE.”
REMCO TAKKEN – JAZZISM
“ON ‘THE ABYSS’ IT’S CLEAR HOW CHEMISTRY, TENSION AND INTERACTION BETWEEN POSTHUMUS, VAN VLIET, DEKKER AND VERMEER COMES TOGETHER IN A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART.”
AMANDA KUYPER – NRC-HANDELSBLAD
“POSTHUMUS PLAYED WITH A FLAIR THAT ONLY FITS THE GREAT ONES.”
RINUS VAN DER HEIJDEN – JAZZENZO