February 12, 2010
Besides being an engaging collection of music,The Traveller is an incredible showcase for saxophonist Tineke Postma. The 31-year old Dutch artist composed all but one of the songs on the album (Adagio), while arranging all of the compositions. Postma and a stellar lineup of talent which includes pianist Geri Allen, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington bring a chemistry and respect for each other that comes through in the wonderful performances of this recording, Postma’s fourth as a leader. Vocalist Anne Chris adds a contemporary flair to several tracks with her accompaniment of the music. Tineke Postma’s award-winning talents as a composer and performer on this project places her in the vanguard of today’s great jazz saxophonists.
Click here to listen to a clip of “Song For F”.
Tracks: Song For F, The Eye of The Mind, Crazy Stuff, Thin Line, Adagio 13 — Heitor Villa Lobos, Cabbonal, Motivation, Searching and Finding, YWC.