Sonic Halo

Sonic Halo

Tineke Postma & Greg Osby

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917337020
Catalog number: CR 73370
Releasedate: 12-09-14
  • An impressive collaboration of two saxophone players: Dutch Edison winning Tineke Postma and USA jazz star Greg Osby.
  • Both alt and soprano saxophone players join forces to create a gem album featuring their own compositions.
  • In Autumn 2013 they successfully powered the recording of this album via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
  • Osby’s modern energetic, electric and acoustics conceptual music meets the melodic European influences of Tineke.
  • The line-up is spiced with modern jazz and Indian rhythms of the drummer Dan Weiss, improvisation master pianist Matt Mitchell and a young bass virtuoso Linda Oh. Greg was Tineke’s mentor once, now Greg admits they are peers and he has a lot to learn from her. It is a multicultural project uniting the greatest young musicians from the NYC scene, the Netherlands and Australia. Every musician in this group with his/her cultural background will have an equal input. It's a true cultural exchange in knowledge, approaches and concepts  
  • The past year, Tineke Postma spend most of her time working in the New York City jazzscene. She recorded for Dianne Reeves' new album, played with legendary drummer Al Foster at the Village Vanguard and Esperanza Spalding at Jack The Johnette's birthday bash in Woodstock (US).
  • Downbeat’s 60th Annual Critics Poll for Rising Stars listed Tineke in the soprano sax and alto sax categories!
  •  This is the first album of Tineke in the last 3 years and for the first time she records as a co-leader
  • The new musical developments of Tineke influenced by her long stays in NYC and performances with great artists of the USA jazz scène are strongly present on this album
  • This CD contains hip, modern, groovy music
This album is promising an absolutely fresh and intriguing music. Osby's modern energetic and acoustic conceptual sounds will meet the melodic European influences of Tineke. A recording with two soprano saxophones has hardly ever been done before; it’s pretty uncommon. The intriguing mix of male and female ingredients from Greg and Tineke will show that times have changed and jazz is not a music style dominated by males anymore. Greg Osby was Tineke’s mentor once, now Greg admits they are peers and he has a lot to learn from her. It is a multicultural project uniting the greatest young musicians from the NYC scene, the Netherlands and Australia.

Besides all, this is the first album of Tineke in the last 3 years and for the first time she has been recording as a co-leader with Greg. This album will show her new musical developments influenced by her long stays in NYC and performances with top artists of the US jazz scene.

Tineke Postma Biography
Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowledged jazz saxophonist and composer. She performs with her groups and as a sideman since 2003. Tineke lives in Amsterdam and New York. Her latest cd The Dawn Of Light from 2011 (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding), has been released in 2011 worldwide, received raving reviews and won the prestigious Dutch Edison Award. UK ”The Evening Stardard” called her ”One of the leading ladies in Jazz!”

De Downbeat Poll 2012 has listed Tineke as Rising Star #5 in the soprano saxophone category and #10 for alto sax. On April 30 Tineke performed for the International Jazzday at the Asembly Hall of the United Nations in New York with Wayne Shorter.

In 2009 Tineke has received the Jazz Juan Revelations Award (Antibes Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival), in 2006 the prestigious Midem “ International Jazz Revelation of the Year Award”, in 2003 The Sisters in Jazz All Star Award”. Tineke was nominated twice for the Paul Acket Award (North Sea Jazz). Tineke’s cd “The Traveller” received an Edison nominations in 2010 and her latest album “The Dawn of Light” won the Edison, National Category in 2011.

Tineke is part of Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic CD and Group which won a GRAMMY for BEST VOCAL ALBUM 2012). Tineke plays 4 solos on this album!
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Tineke Postma Groups
The Tineke Postma Quartet (Marc van Roon on piano, Frans van der Hoeven on bass and Martijn Vink on drums) was founded in 2005 and has played at many international festivals adn venues such as Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Duc des Lombards in Paris, North Sea Jazz, Middelheim Festival in Antwerpen, Festival,Young Euro Jazz Berlin, Pori Jazz Festival (Finland) , Umea Jazz Festival (Sweden), Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway) , the Jakarta Jazz Festival (Indonesia) Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan) and the Hanoi Jazz Festival (Vietnam).

The Tineke Postma International Quartet featuring Geri Allen on piano, Scott Colley on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums was founded in 2009, February when Tineke recorded cd “The Traveller. They performed at the Barbican Hall in London, The North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz a Ramatuelle, Jazz sous les Pommiers Festival in France and at the Blue Note in New York.

Tineke recorded five cd’s and one dvd. The debut cd "First Avenue "(2003), second cd "For the Rhythm (featuring Terri Lyne Carrington" (2005), DVD “Live in Amsterdam."(2005), third cd “A Journey That Matters feat. Terri Lyne Carrington "(2008), fourth cd “The Traveller|” (Geri Allen, Scott Colley and Terri Lyne Carrington (2009) and her latest cd The Dawn Of Light (Tineke Postma Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding, was released in 2011 worldwide and recorded with her Dutch Quartet feat. Marc van Roon, Frans van der Hoeven en Martijn Vink and won the Dutch prestigious Edison.

- In 2003 Sisters in Jazz project (IAJE), Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in Washington, IAJE in Long Beach, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz Vienne and Umbria Jazz.
- Billie and Me Tribute: Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Niki Harris, Joan Osnborne. Performances 2005 at Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), UCLA Royce Hall (LA), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Byham Theatre (Pittsburgh), Eisenhower Auditorium-Penn State (University park).
- Concerts with Esperanza Spalding. 2008 Performances at Carnegie Hall, North Sea Jazz Festival, Bimhuis
- Concerts with Geri Allen Group 2009, Iridium, The Hague Jazz Festival
- Concerts with Terri Lyne Carrington Group. Performances at Beantown Jazz Festival, Jazzstandard, Tokyo Jazz
Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival.
- Jasper van’t Hof, Pili (Germany Tours in 2011, 2012) - Dutch singers Fleurine, Anne Chris, Esra Dalfidan,

Tineke is featured on the following cd’s:
Anne Chris: Tomorrow is Today (2003), Play For Now (2009)
DJ Maestro & Catch 22 Mesmerize (2006)
Chris McNulty Whispers the Heart (2006)
Dutch Metropole Orchestra Radio Recording (2005), conducted by Mister Bakker, arrangements by Mike Abene
Rob van Bavel Generations (2007)
Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw 30 Jaar Sesjun (2006) Edoardo Righini Evidence (2006)
Jasper van’t Hof Pilipili (2011)
Esra Dalfidan Counterpoint (2009)
Terri Lyne Carrington The Mosaic Project (2010)

Education and teaching
Tineke studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York with Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. She graduated with honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and studied with Ferdinand Povel en Jasper Blom. She taught between 2005-2010 at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Since 2011Tineke teaches at the Institut für Musik - Hochschule Osnabrück, Germany. She also is a guest teacher at Jazzskule in Voss, Norway. Tineke gave clinics in Tokyo; Japan, Umeo; Sweden and in Germany.