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True

True

Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917333626
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Catalog number: CR 73336
Releasedate: 14-02-12
Honing put together a group of musicians from different generations thus forming a musical weapon that blasts away all those with a cynical approach to the future of jazz. The new album was recorded last summer in Berlin. A city that is bubbling with new initiative and has at the same time a rich history. In that way it corresponds precisely with what the saxophone player represents. The album was recorded in a single day. That is all the time Yuri needs to make a statement that will buzz around in the international music scene for a long time.
  • "True" is perhaps the most personal album Yuri has released so far
  • Yuri Honing is something new, innovating, different
  • Though definitely a jazzman, Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing reaches much further
  • ‘One of the most creative and fearless saxophonists of the moment’ The Times
Saxophone player Yuri Honing behaved like a matchless chameleon for decades but now he seems to unite all his experiences in one statement that is clear and transparent but also passionate and trendy.
Honing created a whole new sound in a classical acoustic setting. With new and sometimes provocative compositions and a unique way of using loops.

Honing put together a group of musicians from different generations thus forming a musical weapon that blasts away all those with a cynical approach to the future of jazz. The new album was recorded last summer in Berlin. A city that is bubbling with new initiative and has at the same time a rich history. In that way it corresponds precisely with what the saxophone player represents. The album was recorded in a single day. That is all the time Yuri needs to make a statement that will buzz around in the international music scene for a long time.

Honing never made any difference in style – Jazz is not a style, but a language – and proves again that it is possible to blend the achievements of jazz and pop in an emotional and sophisticated way creating a unit that will appeal to the whole world. And not in the least because the vocal qualities of the saxophone performance reach to a new climax in this recording.

“True” is perhaps the most personal album Yuri has released so far.
Yuri Honing is something else.

Though definitely a jazzman, Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing reaches much further. From working with Dutch improsiver Misha Mengelberg, Lebanese singer Rima Khcheich through stints with people like Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden. Honing made his first mark – before Herbie Hancock’s New Standard - recording only popsongs with his trio for his first hitalbum Star Tracks; and his second by his awarded New York recording Seven with jazzgreats Paul Pley, Gary Peacock and Paul Motion.

Honing never thought of jazz as a style but as a language.

Nowadays he divedes his attention between two groups: Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet and his electric Wired Paradise. Both show Honing ’s open way of working, a process that took him almost 18 albums, to mix up his jazz roots with his love for songs and electronics. His fine instinct for good popsongs adds extra tension and release during his concerts as he knows how to seduce his audiences worldwide; something he learned from his Star Track days. Being the best Dutch jazz has to offer, Yuri has been touring all over the world with the greatest musical minds he could find, entertaining and inspiring audiences everywhere.