Impulse

This album documents Churchill Fellowship recipient Clint Allen’s foray into contemporary composition and performance that seeks to bring modern jazz together with classical sensibilities. After rehearsing in Amsterdam at the ‘Theatre de Roode Bioscoop’, the six musicians travelled to the famous ‘Fattoria Musica’, a recording studio in Osnabrück, Germany (with an amazing Steinway D-series concert grand piano), which is located on a beautiful old farm and is considered to be one of the leading facilities for music production in Germany.

“Impulse” hints of contemporary jazz, minimalism and avant-garde experimentalism, where the improvisations are themselves organic and act seamlessly with the compositions. Recorded under the watch of renowned sound engineer, Chris Weeda and mastered by Darius Van Helfteren (Amsterdam Mastering), the result is a CD of haunting beauty, unsettling at times with dark overtones, but with glistening strings and gorgeous piano lines.

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Trumpet: Clint Allen
Piano: Martin Fondse
Violin: Jeffrey Bruinsma
Violin: Jasper le Clercq
Viola: Oene van Geel
Cello: Jörg Brinkmann

Impulse