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Jungle Boldie

Jungle Boldie

Jungle Boldie

Label: Turtle Records
Format: SACD
Barcode: 0608917553321
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Catalog number: TR 75533
Releasedate: 26-02-10
The Jungle Boldie (Tony Overwater Trio), founded in 1989, create an international stir in 2000 when the trio, featuring flugelhorn player Ack van Rooyen and cellist Ernst Reyseger, released the Edison (Dutch Grammy) awarded album OP, a tribute to bassist Oscar Pettiford. And their second project proved to be just as successful: in 2005 the trio joins forces with the highly acclaimed Dutch classical reed quintet Calefax to play two suites of Duke Ellington: the famous Far East Suite and River Suite. Now the trio is back: back to basics, with only theses three superb musicians. Pure sound painted
by this unity, from the heart - in the strumming of strings,in the striking of sticks, in the sliding of screams...Jungle Boldie
 
  • The Jungle Boldie consists of three of Hollands most renowned jazz musicians.  Overwater, Ornstein and Kegel
  • This is ‘free’ music in the true sense of the word - creating a joyful interplay without any assumptions
  • The group have performed with many international artists including Pat Metheny, Ilse de Lange, Ack van Rooyen, Calefax, and David Murray
  • With their first album OP - which was a tribute to bassist Oscar Pettiford - they were awarded with an Edison (Dutch Grammy)
Pure sound painted by this unity, from the heart - in the strumming of strings,in the striking of sticks, in the sliding of screams...Jungle Boldie
[© Jeannine Valeriano 2009]

Maarten Ornstein: tenor saxophone and bass clarinet
Tony Overwater: acoustic and electric bass
Wim Kegel: drumset

The Jungle Boldie consists of three of Hollands most renowned jazz musicians.  Overwater, Ornstein and Kegel met at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague during their studies and have been playing together ever since. They have the shared vision of what it is to play and perform ‘free’ music in the true sense of the word - creating a joyful interplay without any assumptions. The group have performed with many international artists including Pat Metheny, Ilse de Lange, Ack van Rooyen, Calefax, and David Murray – to name but a few.

Jungle Boldie started out as the Maarten Ornstein Trio and was founded in 1989, in 2000 the renamed themselves the Tony Overwater Trio and created an international stir when they relased their first album OP - a tribute to bassist Oscar Pettiford. The album featured flugelhorn player Ack van Rooyen and cellist Ernst Reyseger and won the 2001 Edison Award for Best Dutch Recording (Dutch Grammy). Their second project proved to be just as successful.

In 2005 the trio joined forced with the highly acclaimed Dutch classical reed quintet Calefax to play two suites by Duke Ellington: the famous Far East Suite and the lesser-known River Suite. The project was remarkable not only because of the crossover between classical and jazz and the choice of repertoire, but also for the fine arrangements made for this particular line up which, unusually, does not feature piano. The album Ellington Suites and the presentation concerts received massive media coverage.
Maarten Ornstein
Maarten Ornstein is a reed player and composer who has mastered both (bass)clarinet and tenor saxophone. He is famous for his distinctive sound and contributions to modern jazz and improvised music. Maarten studied eastern European Music and Indian music and collaborates with a wide array of musicians in Holland and Europe composing highly original pieces of music. His work stretches from classical ensembles to pop groups, as well as
theatre projects including Orkater and his own group DASH! (website)

Tony Overwater
Tony Overwater is an award winning bass player whose sound and unique way of playing have established him as a key player in the European Jazz world. He is a remarkable solo performer and leader of his own projects but also a collaborative and attentive sideman. He plays a wide variety of musical styles, and is particularly known for his pioneering work with Arab music with Rima Khcheich.

Wim Kegel
Wim Kegel is considered one of Holland’s most prominent jazz drummers. He has developed a unique style combining traditional jazz drumming with a very progressive, contemporary and personal approach. Wim studied North African percussion and indian music. He plays with the Tilmar Junius Trio and Special Delivery.