Jazz for the New Millennium featuring the VW Brothers with trombonist Wayne Wallace, Dave Matthews, Ray Obiedo, Sheila E., Michael Spiro, Peter Michael Escovedo and more Drawing from their vast collective musical experiences in jazz, classical, funk, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music, Paul and Marc van Wageningen's debut CD Muziek is a testimony to their dedication, artistry and emergence as leaders in the ongoing tradition of musical diversity. - Wayne Wallace
After years of sharing their talents with many great international musicians, (Tower of Power, Paul Winters, Sheila E., George Duke, Paquito D'Rivera and the Caribbean Jazz Project, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Pete Escovedo) the VW Brothers have stepped to the forefront as leaders with their debut CD Muziek, to be released March 9, 2010 on Patois Records.
With Muziek, drummer Paul van Wageningen and bassist Marc van Wageningen (Vah-ga-ning-un) have created a marvelous alchemic example of the possibilities of what jazz continues to offer us in the new millennium. While embracing and honoring tradition, Muziek explores and reconfirms our shared legacy and connections in modern music by combining and meshing styles. Muziek features eight original compositions, from the neo-classical stylings of Euro, to the simmering San Francisco's East Bay funk of You Guys Done Yet?, A gorgeous Brazilian ballad titled Benito, provides a passionate contrast to the Afro-Cuban jazz of Zapatos De Madera. The release's stunning new versions of the Miles Davis classic Milestones and What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? by Michel Legrand confirm what colleagues have known for years, the VW Brother's are blessed with creativity and their passionate interpretations make these well played jazz standards a joy to hear again.