Eric van der Westen’s Quadrant – Naala … And More Songs From The Book (1999)
An album of beautiful tunes in a mix of African Highlife, Pop, Ethnic and European Improvised music. The appearance of two tenors creates a very unique sound that’s remarkably warm and comforting. Even the tunes to which more horns are added remain clearly within the sound’s character Quadrant has established over last years. Recorded and mixed in 1998 it was released in 1999 on EWM Records. Several of these compositions have become classics over time because a number of groups have been playing these tunes for years since this release. Still ear catchers to the day…
Erwin Vann – Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Mete Erker – Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Jeroen van Vliet – Piano
Eric van der Westen – Double Bass / Compositions
Hans van Oosterhout – Drums
Miguel Boelens – Alto Saxophone
Ferhan Otay – Guitar
Hans Sparla – Trombone
01 – Naala (7:59)
02 – Al Mahoudinah (9:02)
03 – Private Thoughts in Public Places (8:48)
04 – How Far Away (8:24)
05 – Namaqualand (8:49)
06 – Whenever, Whatever (6:21)
07 – Bolutu (9:22)
08 – Who You Are (2:39)
09 – I Never Left (7:13)
Recorded at the Edge Tip Studio, Arnhem September 1998 by Jurrie Wieman.
Mixed at the Studio Jet, Bruxelles, December 1998 by Michel Andina.
Mastered by Erwin Vervaeke, June 1999.
Graphic Design by Merijn Klerx.
Label: EWM Music