The Gerlo Hesselink Quartet consists of
Gerlo Hesselink alt/soprano sax
Dirk Balthaus piano
Johan Plomp bass and
Henk Zomer drums
Garden of Stones is a living memorial garden situated on the roof of the museum of Jewish heritage in New York. Created by Andy Goldsworthy, it consists of eighteen boulders, each with a single dwarf oak sapling emerging from the top. "Garden of Stones reflects the inherent tension between the ephemeral and the timeless, between young and old, and between the unyielding and the pliable." I found it a very special place to be and it is a source of inspiration for this album.
“A wonderful album, an album where goed taste is predominant” (Ton Ouwehand, 12-5-2013, http://www.overuit.nl/jazzfestival )
“I feel that Gerlo Hesselink is a wonderful compositional improviser and his music reflects an interesting new direction.
Gerlo’s alto sound is inspiring to me. His music and playing is meant to reflect and move forward at the same time.” (Dick Oatts, 28-10-2013)