Chris Abelen Septet - Songs On The Eve Of Dismissal, Featuring Lorena Del Mar And Bastiaan Geleijnse at Bimhuis
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Originally it was supposed to be an opera, but in the end it became a story about the fate of a contemporary office that becomes a plaything for efficiency experts. The lyrics are from Bastiaan Geleijnse (one of the creators of the cartoon Fokke and Sukke) who also takes on the role of Chief Storytelling Officer. The story forms the guideline for the compact, harmonious and almost pop-like compositions of Chris Abelen. He released two albums for this project: the instrumental A Day at the Office and Songs on the Eve of Dismissal, with vocals by Lorena del Mar.
Trombonist Chris Abelen played with the Willem Breuker Kollektief, Contraband and Dick de Graaf Septet, among others, and also made various albums under his own name. In his current septet, he collaborates with both upcoming talents and established names from the Dutch jazz scene, including saxophonist Kika Sprangers and trumpeter Angelo Verploegen....