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Blink Too

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Friday 8th of September 2006

About Blink Too

BLINK began in January of ’99 and subsequently won the first prize at the Breda Jazz Festival in May 1999 and the Dordtse Jazz Prize in March 2000. In November BLINK has offered the Young VIP Tour 2001: a tour of concerts in the most important jazz clubs in Holland.
BLINK: I Eye My Self (A-Records 2000)
Now 5 years later bandleader Mete Erker is coming up with chapter two: BLINK TOO.
Musical ideas are used from the BLINK repertoire, and new ideas have been written.
BLINK TOO improvises towards an idea, improvises with the idea, and improvises away from that idea to the next…
BLINK TOO is a Collective Electric Galactic Improvisactive Groovective No breaks Non stop Musical Experience.
BLINK TOO brings you the most wanted of the Dutch scene:
Mete Erker on (electric) saxophone, Wiboud Burkens on analog synths samples Hammond organ Fender Rhodes, Mark Haanstra on bass guitar/effects, and Hans van Oosterhout on drums. (Eventually, George Koulas took the drummer`s sit because Hans didn’t make it to Cyprus.)
This summer BLINK TOO played at the Jeruzalem Jazz Festival: ’….35-year-old Dutch saxophonist and clarinetist Mete Erker is at the forefront of European musicians seeking new artistic directions outside the traditional boundaries of the American jazz idiom……’’…… Erker with his Blink Too band mixes high energy with electronic music, jazz and free flowing improvisation…’

Θα ακολουθήσει η δεύτερη συμμετοχή της Ολλανδίας στην ιστορία του “Paradise Jazz Festival”, η μπάντα των Blink Too’, που θα παίξουν για μας μετά την εμφάνιση τους στο Jerusalem Jazz Festival αυτό το καλοκαίρι. Στο συγκρότημα του σαξοφωνίστα-κλαρινίστα Mete Erker, που αναμιγνύει μουσική υψηλής έντασης με ηλεκτρονική, τζαζ και ελεύθερους αυτοσχεδιασμούς, παίζουν οι Wiboud Burkens στο πιάνο-synthesizer (samples hammond organ fender Rhodes), o Mark Haanstra σε μπάσο (bass guitar effects) και ο Hans Van Oosterhout  σε ντραμς. (Τελικα τη θεση του Hans που δεν τα καταφερε να ταξιδεψει στη Κυπρο, πηρε ο Γιωργος Κουλας.)

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