CD's and Vinyl
/// Gidon Nunes Vaz sextet - 'CARRY IT ON!'
This album features six young Dutch musicians, exploring their personal voices in newly composed repertoire, rooted in the hard bop tradition. On Friday morning March 24, 2017, the sextet entered the house of legendary recording engineer Max Bolleman (Criss Cross Jazz) in Bilzen, Belgium. A few special old microphones were set up in the living room, no headphones needed. A big cable found its way upstairs to Max Bolleman’s control room. The recording was a direct recording on tape, similar to the Blue Note style of recording. “When recording’ on tape, you can’t edit anything, what you hear is what you get! To me this fits the spirit of jazz.” - Gidon.
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Sample Gidon Nunes Vaz Sextet - 'CARRY IT ON!'
'Night Train Nostalgia'
/// Gidon Nunes Vaz - 'NIGHT LIFE'
This second release features Gidon’s own compositions. Challenging and demanding for all players, ‘Night Life’ is a worthy follow-up to Gidon’s critically acclaimed debut. For Gidon, music’s atmosphere is inseparably connected with night life and living in a metropolis. “Whenever I went to a gig at night, the atmosphere always connected to the music I was about to play. The best musical moments were always at night in small clubs.”
Line-up: Gidon Nunes Vaz – trumpet, Caspar van Wijk – tenorsax, Jasper van Damme – altosax, Marius van den Brink – piano, Tijs Klaassen – double bass, Jean-Clair de Ruwe – drums.
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Samples Gidon Nunes Vaz - 'NIGHT LIFE'
'You won't forget me'
/// Gidon Nunes Vaz - 'TRIBUTE TO KD'
On this debut album, trumpeter Gidon Nunes Vaz (Amsterdam, 1991) brings a tribute to legendary trumpeter Kenny Dorham (1924-1972). After two years of research on Kenny Dorham for his master thesis, Gidon decided to close this period with a musical tribute to Dorham. “Out of gratitude, I wanted to do a tribute to KD, to honour this giant whose music and playing have been such an inspiration to me. Playing his compositions made me realize what it is I am looking for in my own playing.”
Line-up: Gidon Nunes Vaz – trumpet, Jasper van Damme – altosax, Floris Kappeyne – piano, Tijs Klaassen – double bass, Jean-Clair de Ruwe – drums.
Listen to samples I and II
Samples Gidon Nunes Vaz - 'TRIBUTE TO KD'