Dear friends and fans,
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Best wishes to you all,
Update 17 July 2015
On 23 April & 23 May I did two performances that were scheduled in Den Bosch with singer Humphrey Campbell as guest soloists with ‘Het Brabants Jazz Orkest’. It was a lot of fun, exciting music played by a fine orchestra and as always it was great to perform once again with my friend Humphrey… Special thanks to the organization of Jazz in Duketown, an impressive festival with lovely locations in the centre of Den Bosch.
Next coming up is is a trip down the memory lane… going back 35 years in time, to when I started playing funky music for the very first time… it was with my Moluccan friends in my town of birth Alphen aan den Rijn. On Saturday 18 July 2015 at 21.15 hours we will perform once again the exciting jazz funk covers we played back then in the same place, at the Dennenlaan in Alphen aan den Rijn. It will be part of a festival celebrating 50 years Moluccan community in Alphen. Great food, beautiful people and lots of good music… free entrance, everybody welcome!
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Lets stay in touch, have a great summer,
TOON’S LATEST RELEASE ANGEL DANCE
Lyrical funky jazz in original compositions, with Weather Report legends Peter Erskine and Alex Acuna on drums and percussion, Karel Boehlee on keyboards, Hein Van de Geyn on double bass and Eddie Conard on percussion.
Angel Dance was internationally praised as a perfect and wondrous album. US reviewer Scott Yanow wrote: ‘A major veteran saxophonist from Holland who played for years with the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Toon Roos has been an important jazz artist since the mid-1980s. On Angel Dance, he is heard in prime form. (…) What is particularly noteworthy about Angel Dance is that all ten compositions come from the band (Roos contributed five), and many are worthy of becoming standards in the future. The music ranges from heated romps (particularly “Keep It Going”) to melancholy ballads and relaxed medium-tempo pieces, with Erskine’s “Song For Jaco” being a particularly touching ballad. (…) Angel Dance is a perfect introduction to the music of Toon Roos.’ (Full article on review page)
Vince Mendoza on Angel Dance: ‘Lovely, well played and soulful… the DVD is a cool bonus.’
On the included DVD ‘Dancing With Angels’ Toon is interviewed in his home environment on inspiration and several highlights of his musical career, from the making of Angel Dance with drummer Peter Erskine to his tour with Steely Dan and his performances with keyboard legend Joe Zawinul. He speaks about his long-term musical relationship with master pianist/composer Karel Boehlee, highly talented drummer Joost van Schaik and bass virtuoso Hein Van de Geyn. The film includes images from the recording studio with an extensive interview with Peter Erskine, live performances of several groups of Toon at the Bimhuis and the North Sea Jazz Festival, and footage of Toon performing with Joe Zawinul.
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