Label: Self Produced
Casa de Los Viecos; César; What Do You See; Maartje's Step; Isfahan; An Encounter; The Fall; Nyx; Little Farao; Full Force; Song For You (in F).
Additional Personnel / Information
Erik Verwey: piano; Daniel van Dalen: drums; Hendrik Müller: bass; Bart Wirtz: alto saxophone (9, 10); Teus Nobel: flugelhorn (5).
PEOPLE FLOW - ERIK VERWEY TRIO After graduating from the conservatories of Utrecht (bachelor) and The Hague (master), pianist Erik Verwey (1987) worked for many years as a composer and accompanist of various successful theater and cabaret programs (a.o., Louise Korthals, Ronald Snijders, Dolf Jansen). These theater tours have given him a lot of composing experience. In addition to his musical activities in the theatre world, Erik had a great urge, or rather a musical necessity, to write and play his own music. The wish was: to write his own pieces with his favorite musicians, in the tradition of the jazz piano trio. People Flow is a musical translation of how Erik is inspired by his encounters with people. Erik took these encounters to his house on the river Amstel. On People Flow people and places are translated into music and that has resulted in this special debut album in which each piece forms a portrait in his story. He has recorded spatial music on an accessible and from beginning to end dynamic sounding debut album. Cinematic improvisations are a leading part of the music, with roots in jazz and space for all three members of the trio. With drummer Daniel van Dalen, also known from Fuse (house band of national TV show Podium Witteman) Erik has been playing in different formations for over 12 years but he is indispensable for this trio. Hendrik Mūller, completes the trio on the double bass in recent years. Guest contributions from top musicians Bart Wirtz (flugelhorn) and Teus Nobel (saxophone) can also be heard for a few songs. Last year the trio played at various venues, culminating in the Bali Jazz Festival. You can watch a registration of this show on YouTube (with substitute drummer Joan Terol Amigo).
- People Flow by Dan McClenaghan
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