The Jasper Blom Quartet has 4 CDs out with all original material. There newest double live album “Polyphony” is now out on the highly acclaimed English Whirlwind Recordings. “Polyphony” features the Belgium top trumpet player Bert Joris and the the fantastic trombonist Nils Wogram as guest soloists. The original material is all based on polyphony, the musical phenomenon of independent lines creating a unique musical texture that is than used as vehicle for jazz improvisations.
The Jasper Blom Quartet has 4 CDs out with all original material. Blom’s intelligent compositions cover a wide range of stylistic influences from pop music via jazz to free improvised soundscapes.
In his work stories develop, while musical languages are challenged by the individuality and interplay of the band members. A true showcase of what melody, rhythm and harmony have to offer in composition and improvisation.
(the JBQ has become one of the finest jazzbands of this country)
(The ideas en possibilities of this band have no boundaries)
www.jazzenzo.nl (J.J, Tamboer)
(Put together some top musicians and guaranteed you’ll have a top album, not? Well, not always, but in the case of GRAVITY for sure.)
(To me it’s obvious we are dealing here with a fine little masterpiece)
(This album has a wealth of great ideas and has a searching quality. Within one composition one will encounter many styles … the level is high)
Blom is a typical “musicians musician”, praised by his colleagues, loved by the connoisseur,
John Kelman, All About Jazz (**** ½)
There’s a lot to love about Dexterity, a thoroughly modern recording that refuses to be insulated and, instead, spreads out with lyrical fire when required, but proves equally capable of gentler climes, and even a hint of swing. An exhilarating discovery, and one that demands far greater attention in future.
Gravity is another superb outing for a quartet fast approaching its eighth anniversary since first recording in June 2007.
One of the strongest jazzalbums of this moment is AUDACITY by the Jasper Blom Quartet.
(Het Parool *****)
Making up plans and execute them brilliantly. Is there a better way to fulfill one’s destination ?
As an excellent musician and producer Jasper Blom knows exactly how to shape his ideas….. the musical material is outstanding.
AUDACITY is the bands most allround album. The playing and interaction in the band is very inspired with lots of space for soloing.
Just like its predecessors AUDACITY is a gorgeous mixed bag of ingredients for the jazz connoisseur.