Kino Haitsma -][- MY TOUCH – [Kino Haitsma, 2011]
Kino Haitsma touches the piano (and rhodes) in his own, highly personal way: innovative and groovy, thoughtful and deep. Not to be missed!
My Touch features nine original compositions by Dutch pianist Kino Haitsma, performed by some of Holland’s most outstanding musicians, i.e. Jeroen Vierdag (bass, Ploctones) and Hans van Oosterhout (drums, Toots Thielemans). All songs were recorded with just piano (or Rhodes), bass and drums and have a fresh approach to the traditional piano trio. Intentionally avoiding (seemingly) endless displays of improvised virtuosity, Kino chooses to put the piano in a different perspective, using compact, tight ensemble-work (highlighting his fantastic rhythm section) and often quite catchy themes, while at the same time showing a profound and emotional, thoughtful quality. Stylistically the songs range from danceable jazz-house to odd-measure experiments while remaining very listenable. Something for the mind ánd the soul…
“What I really like about Kino’s playing is he doesn’t overplay, he’s not concerned with how fast he can play a scale or displaying how technically proficient he is. This is refreshing in todays marketplace of pianists, many who seem to be only interested in the technical aspects of a performance. It’s obvious that Kino feels the groove is important and that technique is merely a means to an end and not the end in itself. This album is a nice mix of piano and Rhodes led tunes that are very well played. The material is well suited for his musical vision and I commend him in this effort.” —GEORGE DUKE
– Released: 1/24/2011 –
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