Inventions & Variations

Inventions & Variations

Marc van Roon

Label: Buzz
Format: SACD
Barcode: 0608917612424
Catalog number: ZZ 76124
Releasedate: 13-01-17
- this album represents a brave and creative journey by jazz pianist Marc van Roon, inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard scores 

- Bach’s 18th Baroque texts have been transformed into the 21st century with utmost respect and unexpected playful creative possibilities 

- Van Roon succesfully let go of habitual patterns and grooves to find a way of improvising that resonate deeply with the music and her deep generative source 

- the music is very 'acoustically alive' and infinitely mysterious 

- Recorded by Bert van der Wolf (Spirit of Turtle) in the Lutheran Church in Haarlem
For jazz pianist Marc von Roon, these recordings are a dream come true. They represent the culmination of almost five decades of exploring, playing, performing, contemplating, constructing, deconstructing, searching, researching, reflecting, engaging in conversations, jamming, sense-making, traveling, instructing, sharing, dreaming and being. For a long time he desired to allow himself full immersion in this genuine kind of improvisational exploration with its invitation to let go of habitual patterns and grooves and to resonate more deeply with the music and her deep generative source: a source that expresses itself in silence and sound so infinitely mysterious. Recording this music has been an invitation to improvise on a tightrope, letting go of preconceived designed and trained artistic conceptualizations and has been a journey to the edge of technique and control with a strong refusal to repeat himself and a keen interest in taking risk and explore unknown territory. As an underlying framework he chose to use the printed keyboard scores of Johann Sebastian Bach. The result is beautiful album in which the listener can discover how to creatively connect the pre-composed orchestrated with the improvised 'Jazz' of life to which we are continuously being invited: a 'Jazz' that encompasses and integrates both the sorrowful blues and the joyful swing of Jazz and life.