Friday, September 29, 2017

Yuri Honing's new album Goldbrun out now! (CHALLENGE RECORDS 2017)

Saxophonist Yuri Honing comes after the successful album Desire, again with a jazz album that breathes peace, serenity, tension and mysticism. The inspiration comes from Honing’s love for classical music, history and art. 

The central theme and motive for this album is Europe and heroism. In those times when people do not always realize the value of Europe and of 70 years of peace, Honing tells a binding story. During his research into the history of Europe, he chose Germany as a symbol of Europe. Because of their many good writers, philosophers, composers and painters. And because of its resilience and the leadership role they now take in Europe. He attributes to more proudness of among Europeans of the cultural DNA of our their continent.

Honing was especially inspired by the beauty of Richard Wagner’s music (1813-1883) and his disciple Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Both were determined in their music, even though they did not match the taste of time. In track 4, Goldbrun IV, these two inspirations are processed.

Goldbrun, title of the album, is a non-existent term. For Honing, it stands for the way of composing this album. The (harmonic) themes are interwoven in a larger whole, which characterizes that each second interval of the main theme is a small second. This way of non linear composing he looked down from John Coltrane. He plays Lush Life (1961) ‘Like Someone in Love’ without piano. As a result, you can continuously oversee the whole piece. Honing: “I compose from a core and work from there to the edges, as are harmonic structures that start in the middle and spreads out. It’s a spherical thing, Goldbrun.”

Through all the influences and cooperation around this project it has become a Gesamtkunstwerk. In a second phase, September 22, 2018, the exhibition Goldbrun, a collaboration of artist Mariecke van der Linden and Yuri Honing, opens in the Museum of Funding in Zwolle with a special space for this occasion, with installations, music and oil painting.

© 2017 - NewArts International / Challenge Records Int.

Marius Neset (with Lionel Loueke, Ivo Neame, Petter Eldh, Anton Eger & Jim Hart)– Circle of Chimes (ACT MUSIC 2017)

News // Edition Records


Dinosaur had great fun at the Mercury Prize Award Show in early Sept. Watch their performance of Living, Breathing here broadcast on BBC 4.
Guitarist Rob Luft received an extraordinary 4.5 star review for Riser from Downbeat Magazine. Read it here.
Malija have just released their second album 'Instinct' - listen to a track on the Apple Music Jazz A-list here.
Following 12 shows over 6 nights at Ronnie Scott's, Django Bates takes 'Saluting Sgt. Pepper' to Sweden, Norway and Denmark this Autumn.
Following Aki Rissanen's acclaimed album 'Amorandon' in Feb 2016, he releases his follow up, 'Another North' on 10th Nov. Available on CD, 180gr LP & digital. Listen to a track here.
The original, danceable, sophisticated, alive and subversive Danish Electronic, Jazz and Dance Music band HESS IS MORE has signed to Edition with the 7th album 80 Years, due for release on 1st Dec.
Danish band, Girls in Airports, have started racking up great reviews for their Live album. Check out what the critics are saying here.


GARY HUSBAND - A Meeting of Spirits

Reinterpretations of the music
of John McLaughlin.

29th Sept | PRE-ORDER


Sounds of a deeply meditative and lyric nature

6th Oct | PRE-ORDER



MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE: The first shows announced!


Cool never sounded so hot:
Award-winning jazz singer/composer Kathy Sanborn takes a deep dive into the full spectrum of love with her brand-new release Recollecting You On her eighth album the multi-talented vocalist focuses her creative vision on relationships with lovers, family and friends.

“Recollecting You”  (Pacific Coast Jazz PJ36134) Street Date: August 4, 2017
Vocals: Kathy Sanborn, Keyboards and bass: Keerthy Narayan, Piano: Aman Almeida, Drums: Abhinav Khanna, Trumpet: Wayne Ricci, Guitar on Another Sultry Night, Falling:, Vito Gregoli Guitar on Kissed (Shoobop Shoobop):, CiroHurtado Violin on Guiding Light: Rocio Marron
UPC Code: 829166361349