Vloeimans, Eric

Challenge, 2009CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Trumpet master Eric Vloeimans forms a trio with pianist Harmen Fraanje and guitarist Anton Goudsmit. The recording was made from a live performance at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA during October 2008. The program has nine selections. Five were composed by Vloeimans, two by Fraanje, one by Goudsmit with one cover. This music is tough to classify. It is a flowing mild fusion with lots of creativity. They almost lull you into a trance on “Corleone” before waking you with “March of the Carpenter Ants”. “Harry Bo” has a rather playful bounce but most of the songs are very relaxing. It’s different but easy to embrace.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz