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WOLFERT BREDERODE

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Wolfert Brederode

Period

10-05-1974 - current

Genre

improvised, jazz

Online

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Wolfert Brederode

Pianist Wolfert Brederode (Castricum, 10 May 1974) studies piano at both the classical and jazz departments of the conservatory in The Hague. The technique he perfects there allows him to develop a deeply personal and poetical style. He employs this in his own bands – like the trio, quartet, quintet ...
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piano

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2009   Yuri Honing

Biography Wolfert Brederode

Pianist Wolfert Brederode (Castricum, 10 May 1974) studies piano at both the classical and jazz departments of the conservatory in The Hague. The technique he perfects there allows him to develop a deeply personal and poetical style. He employs this in his own bands – like the trio, quartet, quintet and the group Nimbus – but also as a sideman with singer Susanne Abbuehl and in saxophonist Yuri Honing's Acoustic Quartet. Brederode also performs in duos, with drummer Joost Lijbaart, pianist Martin Fondse and saxophonist Harry Sokal.

1997

Wolfert Brederode starts his own trio, featuring veteran drummer Eric Ineke and bassist Gulli Gudmundsson. In 1997 the band makes its recording debut for A-Records with the CD Alternate Views, to be followed seven years later by En Blanc Et Noir # 9, which features saxophonist Jasper Blom as a guest artist on three tracks. The Swiss-Dutch singer Susanne Abbuehl asks Brederode for her group, which records the CD I Am Rose for Evoke Records. The pianist also performs in her new quartet, which has its international break-through with two albums for the prestigious ECM label: April (2001) and Compass (2004).

Eric Ineke Gulli Gudmundsson Jasper Blom

1999

Brederode adds trumpeter Jarmo Hoogendijk and saxophonist Harry Sokal to his trio, making it a quintet (although the trio keeps performing independently as well). The group is initially called the Wolfert Brederode/Eric Ineke Quintet, but they later decide to drop the drummer’s name from the band name. The Wolfert Brederode Quintet records two albums for A-Records: Trinity (1999) and Pictures Of You (2001).

Jarmo Hoogendijk

2000

Eric Ineke is also the drummer in another new group Wolfert Brederode founds: Nimbus. Aimée Povel joins him on drums. Guitarist Florian Zenker, cellist Tom van Lent and reedist Christof May complete the unusual line-up, for which Brederode writes most of the material. After the recording debut, Far Enough (2000) the CD Festina Lente, featuring the American soprano saxophonist David Liebman as a guest, is to follow in 2003.

2001

The German singer Anette von Eichel asks Brederode as pianist in her group, with which she records the self-produced CD Welcome To My World in 2001. Three years later the follow-up, Get Out Now, is released on the Challenge Records imprint Double Moon. With the Austrian saxophonist Michael Erian Brederode records the album Isonzo.

2005

Wolfert Brederode and drummer Joost Lijbaart start a duo, which gives concerts, and provides the music to the dance performance In/Tolerance by the young choreographer Lonneke van Leth. They also record music for the audiobook Schaduwkind by P.F. Thomése. In 2006 the duo records its first CD, entitled One. Singer Natasza Kurek puts Brederode's qualities to good use on her CD Incantation.

Joost Lijbaart

2006

Manfred Eicher, owner of the ECM label, already knows Brederode from his work with Susanne Abbuehl’s band, and asks him to record as a leader. For this occasion the pianist assembles a new international quartet, featuring two Swiss musicians (clarinetist Claudio Puntin and drummer Samuel Rohrer) plus Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen. The CD Currents is released by ECM in 2007.

2007

Binary Orchid is the name of bassist Gulli Gudmundsson’s new band, in which Wolfert Brederode plays piano, Fender Rhodes, melodica, and effects. The Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen completes the group.

2008

Saxophonist Yuri Honing forms a new quartet, in which he includes a pianist for the first time ever. Wolfert Brederode, bassist Frans van der Hoeven and drummer Joost Lijbaart form the rhythm section. Together with fellow pianist Martin Fondse Brederode starts the duo Key Figures, in which the twosome play melodica, vibrandoneon, (church) organ and Fender Rhodes as well as piano. With saxophonist Harry Sokal, one of the horns of the Wolfert Brederode Quintet, he starts another duo, called Stories.

Martin Fondse Yuri Honing

2010

In February the self-titled CD of the duo Stories is released. During the year Brederode can frequently be seen on stages across the world with his own quartet, Stories, the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet and Joost Lijbaart. In the meantime he also records a new album.

2011

Early 2011 Wolfert Brederode plays in the theatre production Klaarlichte Nacht, around the Belgian poet Herman de Coninck. It also features actor Felix Strategier and cello player Ernst Reijseger. In March Brederode starts yet another project, Batik. The next month Post Scriptum by the Wolfert Brederode Quartet is released, recorded the year before.

Ernst Reijseger

2013

In January Brederode travels with the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet to Israel for two shows at the Red Sea Jazz Festival.

Discography Wolfert Brederode

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