Last week IDENTIKIT played in Groningen in the north of Holland. Here’s a great picture made by Willem Schwertmann.
This year has been a fantastic and very busy year for me. I decided to take a lot on my hands concerning my latest release ‘Garage Moi‘, from producing it to releasing it, from writing and arranging to distributing it, but it paid off.
‘Garage Moi‘ received a 5-star (*****) review in Het Parool, numerous 4-star (****) reviews (a.o. in Jazzism, Trouw, Volkskrant), it was selected as one of the best albums of 2013 in Japan and reached the Top 10 Jazz list of the best record store in Holland.
All the hard work surrounding this album has paid off already and I’m really proud of it. I hope 2014 can get us even further with this music, which could not have ‘happened’ without my unbelievably talented band members Lars Dietrich, Jasper Blom, Sean Fasciani and Kristijan Krajncan, I owe them a lot.
So here’s to hard work and to believing in music. I’ll leave you with a great article about this, be sure to read this!
Happy Holidays and have a terrific 2014!
Garage Moi has only been out for a few weeks but already the response and kind words by fans, family, friends and press all over the world has been overwhelming! Garage Moi received the maximum of five stars (*****) in Dutch newspaper Het Parool, stating: “This is not jazz, this is universal art”. De Volkskrant rated Garage Moi with 4 stars (****) out of 5, calling it an “exhilarating record”. The influential Japanese blog Tokyo Jazz Notes wrote a rave review and American blog Nextbop wrote: “It really is an impressive album that rises above the sea of albums that seem to drop constantly”. Stay tuned for more review updates!