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In the end it’s not the instrument that counts but the music. The guitar is happenstance, the idea and the sound are deliberate....

Joep van Leeuwen performs in formats ranging from solo jazz guitar, duo and trio to big band with occasional unique excursions to church organstring quartet and gregorian chant choir. With   Maastricht, Holland as his basis he has performed in....Read more

 

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Apr 27, 2014

Dagblad De Limburger, June 3, 2014

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From:JazzFlits, nr. 217, April 28, 2014

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Jazz Bulletin

 

Jazzism

Joep van Leeuwen with Strings, June 4th, 2014 Theater aan het Vrijthof / Ainsi, Maastricht.

 

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Praise from Jim Hall for CD

“What a marvelous record! It is the freshest sounding music I have heard in years” and jokingly: “Wow! It almost made me religious (but not quite)” is what Jim Hall says in a handwritten note about for this CD.  We are honoured that this master (he is Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) would deem our music worthy of his praise. Reports: Jazz Bulletin & JazzFlits reports (page 2)


…….thoughtful compositions performed with discipline and heart….……from the liner notes by Jasper van 't Hof

……a new exciting music arises from this mixing of jazz, some rock elements and composing techniques derived from classical music…...

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Cover by Bruno van Leeuwen, age 8

...This CD is a real meeting, not a nonchalant jam to ad lib on some existing jazz standards... a thorough research of a new musical world... (From the 32 page booklet with comprehensive track annotation and sheet music excerpts.)

Jazz Guitar meets Church Organ at Bol.Com

 

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