Tom van der Zaal – Sketchbook of Dreams (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:58 minutes | 932 MB | Genre: Jazz
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The Hague-based saxophonist Tom van der Zaal has won several prestigious awards such as the Prinses Christina Concours and shared the stage with international names such as Roy Hargrove, Gary Bartz, Vincent Herring, Willie Jones III, Greg Hutchinson and many others.In addition, in 2019, he released his debut album “Introducing Tom van der Zaal – Time Will Tell”, which features renowned New York guitarist Peter Bernstein.
Tom van der Zaal is praised for his expressive and lyrical “alt-sax sound” and approaches his playing like a vocalist. When given carte blanche to launch a new project, Tom did not hesitate for a moment and followed his droomeen collaboration between jazz quartet and string ensemble under the name ”Sketchbook of Dreams” with crossover influences from both classical, jazz and Brazilian music. Influences from composers such as Stravinsky, Ravel, the romanticism of Mahler and Brazilian legend Jobim are clearly recognisable on the album Sketchbook of Dreams.
The music is best described as: lyrical, romantic, melancholic, intense, accessible, cinematic, rooted in tradition and always in search of a collective sound and forward motion. Sketchbook of Dreams is a musical world tour that focuses on Tom van der Zaal’s identity as a saxophonist, composer and arranger.
”One of the most impressive Dutch album debuts in recent years” (Jazzenzo)
“After all compliments that I have shared regarding the international jazz scene, I am delighted to the same regarding The Netherlands with the discovery of a new Dutch rising star” (Rootstime)
01. Tom van der Zaal – Dilemma (07:23)
02. Tom van der Zaal – Dance of Hope and Prospect (04:41)
03. Tom van der Zaal – Favela Chic (05:54)
04. Tom van der Zaal – Sketchbook of Dreams (06:50)
05. Tom van der Zaal – Hey, It’s Me You’re Talkin’ To (05:07)
06. Tom van der Zaal – Luiza (04:42)
07. Tom van der Zaal – Sketchbook of Dreams (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track) (03:46)
08. Tom van der Zaal – Dance of Hope and Prospect (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track) (03:59)
09. Tom van der Zaal – Dilemma (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track) (05:33)
Tom van der Zaal, alto saxophone
Rob van Bavel, piano
Matheus Nicolaiewsky, double bass
Joost van Schaik, drums