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Toon’s 50th anniversary!




Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Friday 2 May 2014

20.30 hours

Swingin’ standards & funky originals with Karel Boehlee, Peter Tiehuis, Frans van Geest, Theo de Jong & Joost van Schaik

Afterparty DJ Philippona - ‘back to the seventies’

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AngelDance_albumart_600pxFrom Scott Yanow’s review on Angel Dance: ‘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. (…) In addition to the ten songs on the CD, Angel Dance also includes a fascinating DVD called Dancing With Angels that is a musical portrait of Toon Roos, allowing listeners to see as well as hear Roos in performance at the Bimhuis and North Sea Jazz Festivals. Angel Dance is a perfect introduction to the music of Toon Roos.’ 

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 to his tour with Steely Dan. 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, live performances of his groups at the Bimhuis and the North Sea Jazz Festival, and features Weather Report legends Peter Erskine, Alex Acuña and Joe Zawinul.

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