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Jazz: Smooth Jazz Moods: Featuring Saxophone Jazz: Soul-Jazz

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Sugar – Ode

Jelske Hoogervorst – saxophone
Folker Tettero – guitar
Dave Breidenbach – double bass
Marc Schenk – drums

Guest appearances:
Vera Westera – vocals
Dirk Beets - trumpet
Johan Hendrikse – fender rhodes, hammond organ

Is there any similarity between a Dutch redheaded female saxplayer with a Frisian first name on the one hand, and the rough souljazz made by African American men in the ‘60s and ‘70s of the last century on the other hand? Well, yes. For a while now, saxophonist Jelske Hoogervorst has a soft spot for the intensely groovy compositions of her heroes like Stanley Turrentine, Cannonball Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris and Herbie Hancock. She started a band and named it Sugar (after Stanley Turrentine’s composition and LP). With Sugar, Jelske restores some beautiful forgotten souljazz tunes, which still sound surprisingly up-to-date. Also the band adds new flavours to the genre and re-arranges poptunes into new jazz-instrumentals. This album is an ode to the era of souljazz.