Tineke Postma – The Dawn of Light

September 14, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: Challenger Records, esperanza spalding, Frans Van Der Hoeven, Marc Van Roon, Martijn Vink, thejazzpage.com, Tineke Postma


The Dawn of Light is some of saxophonist Tineke Postma’s best work to date. Evident in this, her fifth album, is her expansion as a composer as well as a musician. She continues to forge a path that is musically palatable and artistically expressive. The compositions on this recording, most of which she wrote, are both cerebral and ethereal. She’s joined by a quartet of musicians that she has worked with individually over the years, but never together, until this effort. The band is comprised of Marc Van Roon on piano, Martijn Vink on drums and Frans Van Der Hoeven on bass. Esperanza Spalding sings on the project’s only vocal track, which was inspired by a Pablo Neruda poem. This work is another enjoyable milepost on Postma’s wonderful musical journey.

Click here to listen to a clip of “The Observer”.

Tracks: Cancäo de Amor (Suite I Na Floresta Do Amazonas), Falling Scales, Before the Snow, Leave Me a Place Underground, The Observer, Off Minor, Newland, The Man Who Stared at Coats, Beyond Category, Tell It Like It Is.

Website: http://tinekepostma.com