The Red Light Jazz Society (RLJS) is a young and energetic big band that was formed in Amsterdam. The 18 young musicians already have a considerable track record individually, working with Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Metropole Orkest and the Danish Radio Big Band.
Their release Hookin’Up brings you all the rich colors that are characteristic for a big band’s palette. All tunes are originals and composed and arranged by members of the ensemble.
I really enjoyed listening … a great example of the “next generation” of the Dutch big band scene” – Jim McNeely
The album was recorded at Fattoria Musica (Germany), January 2020, by Chris Weeda. The band was directed by Nikolai Bøgelund.
1. Obliquity and the Elliptical Path Around the Sun 08:23
2. Gentle Woman 04:43
3. What Now 04:50
4. Illusions 05:29
5. Lazy Lady 05:17
6. Prela 06:21
7. Rumination 06:36
8. Turnaround 06:25
9. Letter to JM 05:50
10. Buster's BBQ 05:22
Guus Janssen, Mo van der Does, Gideon Tazelaar, Stan van de Wetering, Jessie Brevé
Dave Vreuls, Robin Rombouts, Koen Smits, Tom Ridderbeekx, Thijs van den Geest
Jeroen Verberne, Alex van Abeelen, Sam Thomas, Bart van Gorp
Robert Koemans - piano
Gijs Idema - guitar
Cas Jiskoot - bass
Wouter Kühne - drums