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New Niks

Drummer/composer Arend Niks collaborated with several artists within the Dutch creative music picture, including a continuing stint as drummer for guitarist Corrie vehicle Binsbergen’s avant jazz-rock music group Corrie en de Grote Brokken, before stepping out like a innovator of his own group, the Niks Task, an octet that released the recording Potential Museum in 1998. He premiered New Niks, his aptly called electrical jazz quartet offering Erwin Hoorweg on electrical piano, Andreas Suntrop on guitar, as well as the Zapp String Quartet’s Jasper le Clercq on violin, following the turn from the millennium in the 2003 Jazz International Rotterdam event. New Niks released their debut recording, Penguin Town, in 2006. 3 years later on the group collaborated using the Artvark Saxophone Quartet on a fresh disk, Busy Busy Busy, and came back in its initial quartet lineup for third record On in 2012, providing more music defined by the music group as “eloustic acouctric comprovised manhandmade movies for ears,” although that noises somewhat even more experimental than New Niks’ participating style of frequently concise and melodic fusion-tinged electrical jazz. The Niks Task and New Niks are each significant for missing a bassist, however that is no responsibility provided Arend Niks’ inventive composing and organizing, not forgetting the abilities of his bandmembers. Cellist Paul Stouthamer and London-based tubaist Oren Marshall protected the low records when required in the Niks Task, and Hoorweg and Suntrop perform an identical function in New Niks, offering deep existence in the bass frequencies beneath Niks’ pulsing rhythms while, in the bigger ranges, they sign up for violinist le Clercq in moving seamlessly between unison designs, powerful solos, and accompanist jobs.

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