1 Step 7 Seas

LopLop; Llr 005, 2000

‘Mephisto, the second CD of 1 Step 7 Seas, contains a suite that originally was written for a theatre production under the title Mephisto learns juggling (based on a series of paintings by Marijke Nielen). Reed-player and composer Steven Kamperman has indeed been juggling in this suite, in which all kinds of styles and forms are used. Kamperman quite impressively manages to combine all these different perspectives, from pure jazz to abstract chamber music, into something that absolutely shows vision. The music always sounds fresh and clear. The setting (double bass, drums, two trombones and two reed-players, Kamperman himself doubling on alto saxophone and alto clarinet) is just right for this music that is as ambitious as it is agreeable.’ – Jacob Haagsma, Leeuwarder Courant

Steven Kamperman – alto saxophone, alto clarinet • Paul Weiling – soprano saxophone, bass clarinet • Kees Adolfsen – trombone • Fernand de Willigen – trombone • Tjitze Vogel – double bass, E-flat tuba • Chris Barchet – drums • Dick Verbeek – drums

Blue and Red, composition Steven Kamperman[haiku url=”04-Blue-And-Red.mp3″ title=”Blue And Red”]

Falling Down, composition Steven Kamperman[haiku url=”10-Falling-Down.mp3″ title=”Falling Down”]

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