Terrific compilation. I came across this because of my interest in Dead Neanderthals, but all of the groups on here are great. There is an energy and enthusiasm that I haven't heard from any "out there" jazz in a while. Recommended.
The Netherlands, a tiny country in Europe mostly known for its windmills and tulips but there's more. During the last couple of years quite some bands -heavily into crossing over improv, noise rock and free jazz- emerged from the polders to wreak sonic havoc. Since the Netherlands is pretty small it didn't take long before they met each other, started doing shows together and borrowed players from each other for bigger improv ensembles and new bands. With a scene this strong the time felt right to make a nice (but incomplete) document of it, resulting in the 'The New Wave Of Dutch Heavy Jazz' compilation.
released March 27, 2015
c&p Albatre / Cactus Truck / Donné Et Desirée / Dead Neanderthals
Hugo Costa // Albatre - saxophone
John Dikeman // Cactus Truck - saxophone
Steven Vinkenoog // Donné Et Desirée - guitars & vocals
Otto Kokke // Dead Neanderthals - saxophone
Gonzo Almeida // Albatre - bass
Jasper Stadhouders // Cactus Truck - guitar & bass
Donné Brok // Donné Et Desirée - drums
René Aquarius // Dead Neanderthals - drums
Phillipp Ernsting // Albatre - drums
Onno Govaert // Cactus Truck - drums
Mastered by Marlon Wolterink at White Noise Studio, Winterswijk, The Netherlands