‘Multiple Views’ + ‘The Robert Bosscher Quartet Plays Santa Jazz’

Multiple Views Line-up

Bass: Joris Teepe
Drums: Billy Hart
Sax: Mark Turner
Trumpet: Scott Wendholt
Piano: Robert Bosscher

Jazzflits.nl Review

One day a guy enters the Swing Master record store owned by Sem van Gelder. The guy is relaxed and in his hands he is holding some CD’s which are for sale. Van Gelder puts on the record. The customers in the store sit down to have a listen. Before the first track ends the deal is made. Robert’s album ‘Multiple Views’ is a wonderful release with an outstanding line-up: Joris Teepe (Benny Golson, Chris Potter) -Bass, Billy Hart (Herbie Hancock) -Drums, Mark Turner (Brad Mehldau, Fly) -Sax, Scott Wendholt (Village Vanguard Band) -Trumpet.

The record takes off strongly with ‘Staying Real’ clearly setting the tone with East Coast-jazz. The track ‘Fierce’ especially is full of interesting harmonic and rhythmic directions. The titel-track ‘Multiple Views’ is a quite dreamy but very pretty trio-piece. In the liner-notes Robert says his album is a reflection of daily life with it’s many influences and perspectives. At the end of the album we hear those many influences and perspectives in ‘Echoes From My Mind’ and ‘Wondering’ which includes opera-style vocals.

The album’s ambience changes quite drastically here and experiments like these seem to rather fit another album. Luckily inbetween these two vocal-tracks there’s the brilliant ‘Brainstorm’ again putting the emphasis on the Quintet. With ‘Multiple Views’ Robert Bosscher truly delivers. A successful record-deal should follow up soon.

Recently Robert has recorded a new album with Summit Records at Stadium Red Studio’s.


Bart Hollebrandse


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