Post Scriptum

Post Scriptum

Wolfert Brederode Quartet

Label: ECM
Format: CD
Barcode: 0602527645001
Catalog number: ECM 2764500
Releasedate: 15-04-11
Second ECM-album from Dutch pianist Wolfert Brederode and his international band, with clarinettist Claudio Puntin and drummer Samuel Rohrer from Switzerland, and Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen. The music builds upon the achievements of 2006’s “Currents”, a recording that received high critical acclaim.
  • After debut "Currents" in 2007, this is the second ECM-album from Dutch pianist Wolfert Brederode and his international band
  • “Currents” received high critical acclaim
  • Album features 11 new Brederode pieces, plus compositions by Eilertsen, Puntin and Rohrer. This is a band to which all of the players make committed contributions
  • Brederode is the only Dutch jazz bandleader recording on ECM Records!
Wolfert Brederode, Mats Eilertsen, Samuel Rohrer and Claudio Puntin are players of the generation now shaping the future of Jazz in Europe –Musicians who have grown up listening to ECM, musicians who are naturally eclectic in their listening. Wolfert Brederode, for instance, has cited the influence of both Mal Waldron and Claude Debussy.

Band members individually all have strong following through their work in other contexts. Mats Eilertsen has been heard on ECM recordings with Trygve Seim & The Source, with Jacob Young, with Thomas Strønen’s Parish band (featuring Bobo Stenson), and latterly, on CD and around the world, with the Tord Gustavsen Ensemble. Samuel Rohrer is one third of the rapidly-rising Colin Vallon Trio, whose new album “Rruga” is getting much press attention. (These associations open up cross-promotional possibilities.) Brederode and Rohrer have more than a decade of collaborative work behind them and have played for instance in singer Susanne Abbuehl’s band (ECM album: “April”). Claudio Puntin is active also in the world of classical music and has played with the Ensemble Modern, and other leading chamber ensembles and orchestras.

Brederode is currently on tour playing the “Post Scriptum” repertoire, drawing attention to the imminent release.
Pianist Wolfert Brederode (1974) has worked as a musician and composer since 1996 and he has developed into one of the most prominent and authentic musicians of the younger Dutch generation. A refined and focused touch, concern for natural flow, openness to all kinds of music, and his relentless search for new horizons are characteristic features of his music.

He debuted with ensembles such as the Wolfert Brederode Trio & Quintet, Nimbus, the Susanne Abbuehl Group and later on with a.o. Wolfert Brederode Quartet, Duo Lijbaart/Brederode, ‘April’ and the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet. With these groups he has recorded, toured, performed at festivals and made broadcasting recordings in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Scandinavia, Canada, South Africa, Mozambique, Panama, Costa Rica, Japan and South Korea.

Wolfert is a jazz bandleader of his own Wolfert Brederode Quartet (with Samuel Rohrer, Mats Eilertsen and Claudio Puntin) with whom he has recorded two albums on the prestigious ECM Records! His first album and debut on ECM was called "Currents"  and his second album is "Post Scriptum", and that is released April 2011.

Wolfert has worked with artists such as David Liebman, Jeanne Lee, Arve Henriksen, Ack van Rooyen, John Ruocco, Rachel Gould, Ronan Guilfoyle, Tony Lakatos, Harry Sokal, Trygve Seim, Kristina Fuchs, Michel Portal, Per Oddvar Johansen, Olavi Louhivuori, Lucas Niggli, Tore Brunborg, Tony Overwater, Gulli Gudmundsson, Jojo Mayer, Gerald Veasley, Wolfgang Puschnig, Esther Apituley, Afra Mussawisade, Eric Vloeimans, Cristina Branco and Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

Ensembles of current interest are the Wolfert Brederode Quartet, Duo Lijbaart/Brederode, ‘Stories’, the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet, Key Figures and the new ensemble of Susanne Abbuehl with trumpet player Matthieu Michel.