Eric Boeren 4tet
Trailblazers of the Dutch scene, this Ornette Coleman-inspired 4tet “seems to have a sense of how to shred a composition, only to reassemble it without a mark. Even their “free” piece maintains the quartet’s logic” (All About Jazz). Spacious arrangements, extended technique, idiosyncratic Dutch post-bop, and a touch of improvisational mischief are the hallmarks of these jazz giants. Led by Eric Boeren trumpet/ cornet, and featuring Wilbert de Joode bass, Han Bennink drums, and Michael Moore sax/clarinet, the 4tet assemble, deconstruct, and reassemble with a rare blend of intellect, playfulness, and musical virtuosity.