The Deborah J. Carter Quartet will perform Diggin’ the Duke at the Hotel De Sniep. It will be the New Year’s concert, organised by Zoetermeer Jazz.
Een half jaar geleden presenteerde Deborah J. Carter haar zesde CD, Diggin’ the Duke. Op dit album schijnt de Deborah J. Carter een heel eigentijds en persoonlijk licht op zowel bekend als onbekend repertoire van Duke Ellington.
Leo Bouwmeester – piano
Mark Zandveld – Bass
Gunnar Graafmans – drums
More info on “Diggin the Duke” : http://deborahcarter.com/?page_id=2755
Hotel De Sniep
2726 LC Zoetermeer
Telefoon +31 (0)79 3300980
Diggin ‘the Duke is a new program in which Deborah Carter shines a very new and personal light on known and unknown repertoire of Duke Ellington. Deborah Mark Zandveld, and Leo Bouwmeester wrote, from a contemporary perspective, new arrangements to his compositions, and Deborah composed original lyrics to a few of his instrumentals. They use a variety of swing, Latin and fusion rhythms and adventurous harmonies.
“Arrangers Bouwmeester and Zandveld show in their virtuoso and respectful relationship with the work of Duke what a power his compositions still contain. Finally, Ellington’s legacy seems to fit Deborah Carter like a glove. With ‘Diggin ‘The Duke’, she has delivered a magnificent homage.
Jazzenzo, David Cohen
These are not run-of-the-mill arrangements: each time she adds a deliberate original touch to known and lesser known pieces. Purple Gazelle from the lp Afro Bossa (which Ellington first called Angelica) is a good example. Deborah Carter adds a witty and brilliant twist to it.”
Jazzism – Coen de Jonge
Diggin’ the Duke has become a tasteful, distinguished document which will find it’s way also outside of the jazz world, because Carter seems attractive to a wide audience.
Jan Jasper Tamboer – Het Parool
Carter totally respects the grand works of Ellington but has no trouble to present completely original versions of classics like “Solitude”, “Satin Doll”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore. It all sounds natural and swings like hell.
Hans Invernizzi – Jazzflits
Diggin ‘The Duke is an excellent jazz album by a pure jazz singer, which I believe deserves more attention and credit than is already the case. Absolute must for any jazz lover!
Fred Pach – Muziekwereld