Dutch Grammy winner and ‘the adventurer among the jazz singers’ Ineke Vandoorn meets the keyboard virtuoso of European jazz Jasper van ’t Hof.
Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear – Vocalpiano stories straight from the heart
‘Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear'(working title), vocalpiano stories straight from the heart. The rhythm of a compelling dance, whispered poems in your ear. Intricately intertwined melodies pair up with emotional cries and dazzling improvisations. In each of them singer Ineke Vandoorn and pianist Jasper van ‘t Hof challenge each other: 6 songs that each bring their own color. Musical conversations that evoke echos of Betty Carter, Joni Mitchell, Norma Winstone and Flora Purim.
Both known for their longstanding career, Ineke Vandoorn and Jasper van ‘t Hof developed their own inimitable style. This makes them a unique and unlikely duo that offers new vistas of the classic combination ‘singer with pianist’.
“I will never forget the excitement I felt when singing with my brother as a child. Together we would improvise two-part Invention-like melodies that went on and on. We just couldn’t stop. Ever since then I am always on the lookout for adventurous music that challenges me.”
- Quiet Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear – Ineke Vandoorn Meets Jasper van 't Hof 5:39
- Quiet American Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear – Ineke Vandoorn Meets Jasper van 't Hof 6:07
- Marsch für Oelze Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear – Ineke Vandoorn Meets Jasper van 't Hof 6:17
- The Way She Looks Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear – Ineke Vandoorn Meets Jasper van 't Hof 5:27
- Dance on the Water Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear – Ineke Vandoorn Meets Jasper van 't Hof 5:56
- Yagapriya Soft and Gentle, Loud and Clear – Ineke Vandoorn Meets Jasper van 't Hof 10:43
Recorded by Frans de Rond at Huis van Eustachius, MCO Studios Hilversum
Edited by Frans de Rond, Ineke Vandoorn, Jasper van ‘t Hof and Marc van Vugt
Mixed by Frans de Rond and Ineke Vandoorn
Mastered by Frans de Rond, Ineke Vandoorn and Marc van Vugt
Produced Ineke Vandoorn and Marc van Vugt
6 tracks, total length 40″11
Dutch Edison winner, jazz singer Ineke Vandoorn is a highly respected authority as a jazz singer and improvisor. She has been praised for her personal style and her seemingly unlimited vocal capacities. The Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant called her ‘the adventurer among the Dutch jazz vocalists.’ Ineke specialises in performing original music that is thoughtful and multi-layered and combines lyrical songs with expressive improvisations. As a (co-)leader Ineke released 13 CD’s with line-ups ranging from a jazz trio to the Metropole Orchestra (conducted by Vince Mendoza) and the Dutch Chamber Choir.
Ineke played in clubs and festivals in Canada, New York, Japan, France, Germany, Indonesia and others and played with Marc van Vugt (NL), Robin Eubanks (USA), Kenny Wheeler (UK), Norma Winstone (UK), Andy Sheppard (UK), Don Thompson (CA), Thomas Chapin (USA), Sylvain Beuf (F) and Jasper van ’t Hof (NL). Both in 2016 and 2018 she toured for 5 weeks in Canada. In 2019 she toured in South Asia.
Jasper van ‘t Hof
Boy Edgar prize winner Jasper van ‘t Hof (pi /synth) hardly needs introduction after an international career of over 50 years. He is a true musical omnivore and has played in hundreds of combinations and in large and small formations. From solo to Big Band, with Philip Catherine, Charlie Mariano, Archie Shepp, Ernie Watts, Bob Malach and many others. For fifty years he has toured European, Asian and African countries. Always looking for new adventures.
Van Vugt/Vandoorn management
Recordings were made with the kind support of the Sena Productiefonds and the Performing Arts Fund NL