15/9 | door 20.00 - start 20.30
earswideopen: BAJO Y ALTO, Monk meets the Beatles & Trio Lembranças
earswideopen: BAJO Y ALTO ft. Cord Heineking & Oene van Geel
– an album dedicated to the life and music of Felix Hildenbrand
earswideopen is an Amsterdam jazz trio that has been combining free improvisation with catchy grooves and melodies since 2003. Between 2003 and 2023, this trio consisted of bass player Felix Hildenbrand, percussionist Achim Heine and pianist/found object player Jurriaan Berger.
The tragic death of Felix Hildenbrand in April 2023 led Achim and Jurriaan to erect a musical monument to their colleague and friend Felix, in the form of the album BAJO Y ALTO.
Featuring unreleased work by the trio (recorded in between Covid lockdowns), an improvisation with trumpeter Eric Vloeimans, and finally a duo of Achim and Jurriaan guesting singer Maria Markesini, dedicated to Felix’s daughter Naïma.
This concert is the official launch of this album by Achim and Jurriaan, accompanied by special guests Cord Heineking and Oene van Geel. They commemorate and celebrate Felix’s unique contribution to music by playing his compositions, improvising as he did with fire, and of course closing with John Coltrane’s Naïma as a lullaby.
- Achim Heine – percussion (NL)
- Jurriaan Berger – piano and found objects (NL)
- Cord Heineking – bass (NL)
- Oene van Geel – viola (NL)
Monk meets the Beatles
The original trio ‘Golek, Luther & Hildenbrand’ Trio joined forces around the theme ‘Monk meets the Beatles’. Among the many musical influences & inspirational artists, the musicians chose two honourable ones: Thelonious Monk and the Beatles who enduring marks on music is still felt today. Both had strong connections to melody and harmony and were innovators who opened the doors to breaking music genre-barriers and thinking out of the box. Their music is here to stay.
The program consists new arrangements of songs by the Beatles and Thelonious Monk as well as original music composed by the trio members. The result is an exciting range of compositions and sounds, celebrating music that marked an entire era and embracing the diversity of musical and cultural background of the trio memeber, which adds to the uniqueness of this collaboration.
For this special performance, bass player Cord Heineking, who has collaborated in various musical formations with David Golek as well as with other artists such as vocalist Simin Tander, pianist Jeroen Van Vliet will accompany the band.
This concert is also the occasion to release a brand-new music E.P. which Golek and Luthre have recorded and finished producing with Felix Hildenbrand a short time before his passing.
- David Golek – Guitar
- Cord Heineking – Double bass
- Henning Luther – Drums
More information: >> Website
Trio Lembranças consists of Daniel de Moraes, Hermine Deurloo and Femke Smit. They play MPB, bossa nova and samba to remember the places, people and moments that were and celebrate what will be. With playfulness and a warm and captivating sound they bring Brazilian songs to life. They played together first at on the roof in 2019 when Felix Hildenbrand invited Hermine as a special guest with Trio Açai. Who could forget this memorable concert on what had to be the hottest day of the summer!
This year, they come together on the same stage to bring an homage to Felix and connect with each other and the audience through their music.
- Daniel de Moraes – guitar (BRA)
- Hermine Deurloo – harmonica (NL)
- Femke Smit – vocals (NL)
More information: >> Website