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Busch & Van Kemenade - "DEDICATION"



Paul van Kemenade - alto sax

Stevko Busch - piano


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Dedication is a worthy successor to the last album Contemplation - subtle and gentle, intelligent music … 
Overall the Duo Busch & Van Kemenade shows one of the most appealing variants of New Jazz that I have heard.

LEONID AUSKERN- Belorus - Nestor



Thanks a lot, dear Paul, for the great album - finest dialogues!

Greetings - BERT NOGLIK



“A feather on the breath of God” , the medieval abbess and composer Hildegard von Bingen would have distinguished the performance.

RINUS VAN DER HEIJDEN dec 2015 , jazznu.com



Spirit and Power

Magnificent concert of Duo Busch & Van Kemenade



… suggestive beauty..
… drop-dead powerful tone of Paul van Kemenade´s also sax, in a range of bluesy lament and melting lyricism.
… solemn spirit can also be felt in all their playing, that for all their powerful approach always keeps close to the meditative.

Heinrich Brinkmöller-Becker dec 2015 . nrwjazz.net


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After lots of concerts and some tours, we come up with some new tracks on our second album in five years. 


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"Dutch-German saxophone-piano duo Paul Van Kemenade and Stevko Busch are as international in their outlook as they are in their origins, drawing on influences from ancient Russian liturgical chants and European folksong to the South African jazz hymns of Abdullah Ibrahim.


Their approach can be tough and uncompromising but also very intimate, as best illustrated by the dancing Picking Cranberries' development through some thunderous piano figures and fiercely honking alto into what sounded like a show tune, played with great charm and tenderness. 


Much of what they do has a very spontaneous feel but there's always a sense of structure at the music's heart and the soft murmuring of Van Kemenade's saxophone over Busch's rippling appropriation of Abdullah Ibrahim's piano style on the final number was as lovely as For Russia With Love's blend of tart alto explorations and a Soft Machine-like piano ostinato was exciting and invigorating."

Rob Adams, heraldscotland (july 1, 2013)



On Songs, Russian Chants, Miniatures

Paul van Kemenade – alto saxophone
Stevko Busch – piano



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JazzArt Award winner Stevko Busch and Boy-Edgar-prize winner Paul van Kemenade have known each other since 1995, when they met in the “Contraband” of the Dutch trombonist and co-founder of the Amsterdam Bimhuis Willem van Manen. 

Since then the musicians have developped their interplay into a sound of its own character – often honored by the audience with astonishment and warm reactions, like on the North Sea Jazzfestival 2011, in the Amsterdam Bimhuis, Salzburg Jazzfestival, Berlin Jazzfest, Jazz Au Chellah - Morocco, on tour in Russia, and many other places.