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Trio Braam de Joode Vatcher
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Trio Braam de Joode Vatcher: Change this Song (BBB)
Label: BBB    
Released in: The Netherlands    

"Nine of the ten tracks on this album were recorded live on October 26th last year at Amsterdam's Bimhuis, and the choice of the venue as well as the line-up speaks for itself: pianist Michiel Braam is yet another superb performer who perfectly encapsulates everything that's made New Dutch Swing one of the most consistently lively and enjoyable scenes in contemporary jazz. Solid technique, a thorough grounding in both the hard bop and big band repertoire (recognised by the Dutch establishment in the form of the Podium Prize in 1988 and the Boy Edgar Prize nine years later) but also an openness to accident and experimentation within the confines of carefully crafted composition: there's as much Mengelberg and Taylor in there as Ellington, Monk, Mingus. Partnered by powerhouse bassist Wilbert de Joode (Ab Baars Trio, Ig Henneman Tentet, JC Tans Orchestra..) and drummer extraordinaire Michael Vatcher (4 Walls, Available Jelly, Frankie Douglas..), Braam delivers the goods in what is the most exciting and enjoyable piano trio to emerge from the Netherlands since Cor Fuhler's (with Han Bennink and de Joode)."-Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic

"California native Michael Vatcher, now residing in Amsterdam, quickly progressed from hitting household furniture to taking vibraphone and snare drum lessons as a child. In California, he played with reedist Michael Moore, with whom Vatcher has had a long musical relationship, John Handy, and Terry Gibbs. After spending a year in New York City, Vatcher moved to Holland in 1981.

Since arriving in Holland, Vatcher has played with such groups as the Tristan Honsinger Sextet, the Martin Altena Ensemble, John Zorn, The Ex, Roof (with Phil Minton, Tom Cora, and Luc Ex), and Van Dyke Parks. Vatcher is also a regular accompanist with the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, and has an ongoing musical relationship with dancers Katie Duck and Eileen Standley."

-All About Jazz (

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Product Information:

Label: BBB
Catalog ID: BBB 08
Squidco Product Code: 6218

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: The Netherlands
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded February 19 (Opening night Bimhuis, live) & October 26, 2005


Michiel Braam-piano

Wilbert De Joode-double bass

Michael Vatcher-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Angsts, Once High

2. Hotch As Ginseng

3. Snitch An Egg, Soh

4. Songs Each Night

5. Can Ghosts Neigh?

6. Congesting Hash

7. Nightsong Aches

8. Gosh, Ethnics Gan

9. Hatching Segno's

10. High Agons Scent