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Free

Artist: Ad Colen

Date of Release: 13/07/2009

Catalogue no: Sweet briar music CD4

Label: Sweet Briar Music

Price: £12

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Track Listing

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Title

Duration

1

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Turkeywalk

6.38

2

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Tricky Customer

7.43

3

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Free

6.13

4

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Split

4.40

5

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KPT

8.27

7

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Lost and found

2.47

9

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Bicicletta

6.06

 

 

 

 

Free is the title of the fourth release on the Sweet Briar Music label for the Ad Colen Quartet. Covering a wide-ranging scope of tuneful sound-vistas, this newly restructured Dutch Jazz Quartet put forward a collection of compositions imaginatively full of richness and depth. The title Free is appropriate. The Ad Colen Quartet are unobstructed by any restrictive limits, and stretch out to meet whatever creative artistic ideas best suit their jazzy endeavors.Free is sophisticated and full of powerfully involving pieces which exhibit a sense of unity and, in my mind, classify as works of art. The Netherlands has reason to be proud of groups such as The Ad Colen Quartet. They strive as “keepers of the flame” to make sure that the Jazz tradition is kept alive throughout the globe.

 

Reviews

 

03/05/2010 Jazzreview (USA) Randall Parish

Jazzreview.com (USA) Mai 2010 by Randall Parrish
Free is the title of the fourth release on the Sweet Briar Music label for the Ad Colen Quartet. Covering a wide-ranging scope of tuneful sound-vistas, this newly restructured Dutch Jazz Quartet put forward a collection of compositions imaginatively full of richness and depth. The title Free is appropriate. The Ad Colen Quartet are unobstructed by any restrictive limits, and stretch out to meet whatever creative artistic ideas best suit their jazzy endeavors.

Free is sophisticated and full of powerfully involving pieces which exhibit a sense of unity and, in my mind, classify as works of art. The Netherlands has reason to be proud of groups such as The Ad Colen Quartet. They strive as “keepers of the flame” to make sure that the Jazz tradition is kept alive throughout the globe.

 

02/03/2010 Jazz (Dutch Jazzglossy) Angelique van Os

Jazz 2010 No. 1 XXXXX by Angelique van Os:
......Free is an album that exudes class, both in relation to the collective performance and the individual improvisations. It has a contemporary freshness to it and completely lives up to expectations in terms of musical artistry. Colen certainly belongs to the top and there is a strong unison between him and his band...

 

01/03/2010 Jazzpodium (Germany) Markus Koehler

Ad Colen is a saxophonist living in Utrecht, and is one of the best examples that at least in the Netherlands, jazz is as alive and well as it always has been, and has no worries about new strength to drive it forward. The Ad Colen Quartet is not in Europe to merely faithfully reinterpret American jazz greats, be they alive or dead, or even to assist them if the need arises…. they have broken free.
This ensemble also delivers more than just time-keeping and harmony for the soloist – they dialogue with the soloist, rein him in or let him fly. They turn the group on its head and you have to ask “Who’s the leader here?” This leads to an electrifying album of a soloist and an ensemble with genuine personality.....

 

09/09/2009 Jazzism (Dutch Jazzglossy) Ton Ouwehand

Ton Ouwehand – Jazzism 9-09
What the media had to say about ‘Free’:
“This is highly structured, tastefully construed jazz music. A lot of musicians will be able to enjoy Colen’s compositions. Jazzbands looking for a fresh repertoire might want to explore Colen’s oeuvre”.

 

06/06/2009 volkskrant (Dutch Daily Newspaper) Frank van Herk

Frank van Herk - De Volkskrant 6-09
“As soon as you hear the opening number, the beautiful sound of Colen’s tenor sax touches you: an old-fashioned belly-sound, but flexible, in the tradition of Rollins, but with a personal touch”

 

02/02/2009 more reviews

More reviewes on www.adcolen.com/pressengels.html

 

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