Latest Album of Ilja Reijngoud Group

This CD is definitely worth your attention. You should get this recording and any other recordings of IR that you can find. His playing is truly inspirational (ITA Journal, 2013).

 

Released by Challenge Records 

 

Sneak peview:   

Anathema, one of the Greek songs

Click to download in MP3 format (2.26MB)

Jag vet en dejlig rosa, Swedish song

Click to download in MP3 format (2.17MB)

Ko Sev Archere, Armenian Song

Click to download in MP3 format (1.19MB)

Nice Mess, instrumental, my own composition

Click to download in MP3 format (2.01MB)
 

 

Press Quotes:

 

Dutch trombonist IR has quickly established himself as one of Europe's (and perhaps the world's) leading jazz trombonists ... His latest CD is a wonderful recording that contains Scandinavian and Mediterranean influences ... The songs are skillfully arranged to showcase Elizabeth, IR, and all of the other members of the band ... IR plays very creative, modern, harmonically advanced, and groovin' solos throughout the CD. He really gets around the horn and displays incredible technique ... This CD is definitely worth your attention. You should get this recording and any other recordings of IR that you can find. His playing is truly inspirational.

Clarence Hines, ITA Journal, jan 2013 

 

Simonian has a round, smooth glittering voice with much sustain. It fits the songs and blends well with the sound of trombone-master Ilja Reijngoud (Henning Bolte, Jazzism, 2012, ****).

 

Simonian has a shining and warm vocal sound, that fits the poetic lyrics and the relaxed trombone sound of IR. The atmospheric and fluent compositions and arrangements, made by the talented IR complete this album. Around the world is a brilliant album, a must for Jazz and World-music fans. (Martine Bolder, 2012).

 

 

About the band:

Ilja Reijngoud- recently awarded an Edison for The Shakespeare album, has put together a new musical project along with the young and talented Elizabeth Simonian. Born on the island of Cyprus to a Swedish mother and Armenian father, Elizabeth found her way to Holland to study music where she graduated with honours from the Rotterdam Conservatory last year. Her music like her rich and diverse background brings a unique atmosphere that merges jazz, pop and world music into one.  

The album Around the world is built around the sphere of Greek and Armenian traditional music and Scandinavian jazz. It includes originals by Ilja, bassplayer Eric van der Westen and piano player Kris Goessens. Music that is coloured with Swedish poetry, ancient songs and Mediterranean influences. Drummer Marcel Serierse played a significant and important role as co-producer of this album.  


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