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The Dawn of Light (Signed)

The Dawn of Light (Signed)

Tineke Postma

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917415421
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Catalog number: CR 74154
Releasedate: 15-10-11
She is one of the world's leading female saxophonists and plays all over the world. With her new release she makes her debut at Challenge Records. She tours regularly with musicians such Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and Geri Allen but has her own decisive and intriguing voice and this can be enjoyed fully on the new splendid alnum " The Dawn Of Light".
 
  • Tineke Postma belongs to the 'crème de la crème' of the Dutch jazz scene and is internationally praised by the critics
  • Album will feature a guest performance of Esperanza Spalding!
  • Tineke Postma performed all over the world (North Sea Jazz,Yokohama Jazz Festival,The Blue Note in New York) with her groups since 2003
  • She won the French prestigieus International Revelation of the Year (Victoires du jazz 2006, the Antibes Jazz Festival Award - 2009)
  • Her latest CD “The Traveller” feat. Geri Allen, Scott Colley, Terri Lyne Carrington, got nominated for the Edison Award and received great press
  • Tineke also tours regularly with musicians such Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and Geri Allen
  • In 2005 and 2009 she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York
  • Tineke is part of the latest cd of Terri Lyne Carrington “The Mosaic Project” featuring Diane Reeves, Cassandra Wilson and Gretchen Parlato.
  • A tour is planned of the quartet in June through the USA!
  • Tineke Postma had her very successful cd-presentation concert on Friday April 22nd in the Bimhuis in Amsterdam
She belongs to the 'crème de la crème' of the Dutch jazz scene and Challenge Records is very happy to be able to work with her: saxophoneplayer Tineke Postma. The Dawn of Light is her new quartet album and debut on Challenge Records. It features a guest performance of Esperanza Spalding on the wonderful track "Leave me a place undeground"!

"I feel that the more I go on, the more my eyes open. It is as if through experiencing life, things start to dawn on me. And because of this personal growth, my music has grown along with it. The dawn is the growing consciousness of the beauty and magic of life, which can be described as the light. I hope people will be able to hear this in my music." Tineke Postma

This cd partly contains originals that Postma specially wrote for this quartet. "I have tried to write music that gives the four of us all the space to express ourselves. My compositions are more sketches than songs, which give a direction that can be the beginning of a musical journey each time we start playing. The songs are very diverse because I like all kinds of styles. Marc van Roon also contributed two songs. His harmonic and rhythmic ideas have given lots of inspiration to the quartet. As on my previous cd “The Traveller” (KTD6003 - featuring Geri Allen, Scott Colley and Terri Lyne Carrington) I recorded a composition of one of my favourite Brazilian composers Heitor Villa Lobos. His composition “Cancon Amor“ has such a beautiful melody, it really touches my heart every time we play it. We made an arrangement of the composition, trying to give it a personal touch. The song “Leave me a place underground” is based on a poem of Pablo Neruda. The first time I read this poem it struck me immediately. The text is talking about very fundamental feelings and emotions of human beings. I composed music for this poem, keeping Esperanza in the back of my mind. Although it contains odd time signatures, it sounds relatively accessible." Tineke Postma

Tineke Postma had her very successful cd-presentation concert on Friday April 22nd in the Bimhuis in Amsterdam
Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazzsaxophonist. During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scholarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic, modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity.  The British Newspaper “The Evening Standard” called Tineke in 2009 “One of the leading ladies in Jazz”!

Tineke Postma performed all over the world (North Sea Jazz, Yokohama Jazz Festival,The Blue Note in New York) with her groups since 2003. She won the French prestigieus International Revelation of the Year (Victoires du jazz 2006, the Antibes Jazz Festival Award - 2009).Her latest CD “The Traveller” feat. Geri Allen, Scott Colley, Terri Lyne Carrington, got nominated for the Edison Award and received great press.

Tineke also tours regularly with musicians such Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and Geri Allen. In 2005 and 2009 she performed at Carnegie Hall in New York.Tineke is part of the latest cd of Terri Lyne Carrington “The Mosaic Project” featuring Diane Reeves, Cassandra Wilson and Gretchen Parlato.