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Monday, Mar 31 2008 | 14:49

Club credibility comes from years of inspiration and hard work, and Phil Martin, the creative captain of the Jazzinvaders knows exactly how to get there. From his musical vision, the Jazzinvaders have already reached and touched so many musical lovers globally, from those who dare to go beyond the everyday club scenes, to those who look beyond the spectrum of jazz aficionados. Today, the Jazzinvaders are spreading their message even stronger.

From his studio, Phil Martin (also the band’s drummer) created the basic tracks, while adding all kinds of input from the band, from themes and arrangements, to solos, lyrics and structures. With the debut album “Up & Out” instantly turned into a club hit, the expectations are high, but raising the bar is in the nature of the beast, and the collective chemistry works really well. Having to choose from 20+ songs, all of the band’s best flawlessly fitted in one glove. It leaves no doubt, that the Jazzinvaders’ spirit has grown tremendously since they’ve been touring all over the world for the last two years. “Up & Out” already showed that Phil Martin can bring out the best out of his team, but “Blow!” is above all a group effort. Most of the members are top notch, multi-awarded jazz-soloists, but with the Jazzinvaders they deliver their strongest work to date. Since the beginning, also the role of the computer as an extra and variable band voice, falls more and more into place now, with jazz-like parameters like dynamics and all the improvisation that happens on the spot. Ultimately, the Jazzinvaders should be experienced raw and fresh, on a club date or festival.

On their upcoming second album “Blow!” the Jazzinvaders obtain new territory, but only to ignite their appetite. They smoothened their suits, but not their music. The Jazzinvaders’ horns sound more fierce than before. Or mellow, if that is what the music asks for. On the front, alto-saxman Rolf Delfos hits you right in the face with his bravoure and virtuosity, and he might surprise you as he whispers his sweet notes, too. Jan van Duikeren is easily one of Europe’s best trumpet players, combining super chops with extremely swinging solo’s, melodical mastery and stunning compositions. Tom Beek’s classy and uberfunky tenor-sax sound is one of the most sought after in Holland, but there’s no musical place his horn blossoms more than here. Singer Linda Bloemhard adds a special flavor, not only in words and sound, but through her mere presence. The subtle groove and harmonies of pianist Erwin Hoorweg not only tickle your imagination, but also your dancing shoes. The heart of the group in many respects is drummer Phil Martin, with his superb dedication to sound, groove and feel.

Additionally, “Blow” features some extraordinary guest appearances. The Dutch singer Frank Montis on “Day By Day”, the English guitarplayer Eddie Roberts (of the New Mastersounds) on “Art Mbekie” and the Italian singer Stefania Dipierro (of Nicole Conte) on “Canção Pequena”.

Following their successful 2006 debut album “Up & Out”, that received rave reviews from DJs, press and audiences all over the world, the Jazzinvaders are now ready for their next ride: “Blow”!

Tracklisting:

01. The Sun In Motion
02. Day By Day
03. Perugia
04. Max Roach
05. Art Mbekie
06. Broad Minds
07. Blow!
08. Canção Pequena
09. Waltz Of Glory
10. Back To Edirne
11. What The Bleep

The album JazzinvadersBlow” (Social Beats) has been released April 25, 2008.

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