The great thing about being a jazz musician is the constant urge to play together with other musicians and to live the result of sharing different personalities and experiences. The sum is always bigger than its parts. Playing together with Steven, Nicola, Jos and Marek is such a dream.
Cees Van de Ven invited us to play at Dommelhof in october 2012, a marvellous venue, with this Quintet. The repertoire consisted of compositions of Steven, Nicola and myself. The evening was happening. We had a great time. The recording sounded really great and the idea came to release this concert on el NEGOCITO Records.
Cees has done so much for jazz. He was a big band leader and he knows music inside out as a programmer. I hope he will be as happy as I am with this capture of a great moment.
Releasing a live CD is a completely different thing compared to releasing a studio CD. Soundwise, but also musically. The imperfections of the excitement of the moment are an integral part of a charming live warmth that is difficultto achieve in a studio. And let’s not forget the role of the audience, without the audience, this music could not exist...
I hope the listener will enjoy all these aspects when listening to this CD. That way, he will be the ultimate part of this live process.
— Peter Hertmans, September 2019
released February 6, 2020
Peter Hertmans: guitar
Steven Delannoye: tenor saxophone
Nicola Andrioli: piano
Jos Machtel: double bass
Marek Patrman: drums
Mixed by Peter Hertmans.
Mastered by Gert Van Hoof at Cochlea Studios, 2019.
Recorded live by Piet Vermonden at ‘Dommelhof’ in Pelt on the 18th of October, 2012.
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