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Now available: the debut album of the Rogier Telderman Trio
featuring Guus Bakker & Tuur Moens

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Check them out!
Salt Peanuts, Jan Granlie (NO)

Contours is one of those recordings that pours out the melodies like a heady wine from a bottle that’ll never even come close to reaching empty. Pianist Rogier Telderman leads a trio that keeps every glass full... A seriously enchanting album."
Bird Is The Worm, Dave Sumner (US)

An album notable for its varied musical and emotional range as well as for its excellent musicianship.
AllAboutJazz, Bruce Lindsay (US)  9/10

Telderman is a gifted pianist and composer, with a good ear for melody.
This band has crossover appeal beyond jazz enthusiasts, and could go far.

KindofJazz, Matthew Ruddick (UK)  10/10

Contours is the perfect start to an undescribed new year where everything seems possible.
Fairaudio, Victoriah Smirzai (DE)

A gripping personal quality who grasps its listener from the very first notes.
Jazzenzo, Mathilde Löffler (NL)

Contours is a fantastic debut!
Maxazine, Serge Julien (NL)  10/10

A very good debut from a very promising trio. One to look out for.
UKVibe, Mike Gates (UK)

Die Musik füllt umangestrengt den Raum, wobei das Schlagzeug im Hintergrund leicht nach links, das Piano vorne leicht rechts platziert ist. Das Abbild ist so gelungen, dass die Band in einem mittelgroßen Hörraum zum Greifen nah zu sein scheint. Zu der schon tollen Musik ist das ein weiteres Plus des Debut-Albums des niederländischen Trios.
HighResMac, Tom Semmler (DE)

One of my top jazz discoveries of the year. Innovative, gorgeous stuff.
Radiohost, Craig Havighurst (US)

The Rogier Telderman Trio could become a huge crossover band.
Essentially that melodic centre has the potential to win over hearts and minds.

SandyBrownJazz, Steve Day (UK)

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September '16

A bit of melancholy this time (nothing wrong with that at times) and played by some amazing musicians. Such as the Dutch string quartet Zapp4 playing Nirvana, or the Norwegian composer Christian Wallumrød. Of course I had to include some music of Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch, as I'm privileged to be performing with him at the upcoming November Music with TEMKO. I found this amazing acoustic duorecording by Nik Bärtsch and Sha, grooving like mad in this beautiful intimate setting. And we're lukcy that…
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Great music is surrounding us everywhere, and we're so fortunate to have it available at any given time via social platforms as YouTube and Spotify. I've just returned from a festival in Poland where I met great musicians from all over the world. The tracks I've added this month contain artists from all over the world you should definitely check out:
an amazing rendition by Gretchen Parlato & Esperanza Spalding of a Jobim original, a beautiful track by Norwegian tubaist Daniel Herkesdal, the Turkish Taksim…Read more
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July '16

It's been a few months since my first blog-post, perhaps too busy playing... Now the summer's approaching, and I'd some free time to listen to some great tracks. 
So I've made a five-piece playlist on YouTube with some great music by Knower, Kneedelus (Kneebody & Daedalus), Daniel Lanois (with the amazing Brian Blade), a beautiful song by guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel featuring Becca Stevens and a big fan of Kamasi Washington's latest...

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The beauty of craftsmanship

I like music. Of course, that's kind of a prerequisite for being a musician and/or composer. But this holds more to me than that: a lot of musicians or composers I know have a clear preference to one or a couple of specific styles of music. To me, music works similar as it does for all non-music related items: I love craftsmanship. 

In music I tend to search for (or automatically tune in to) this craftsmanship. The part which is done amazingly well. Whether its creating beats from all kinds of odd samples…

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