• Felix Barth - bass, electronics, vocals
  • Bartho Staalman - drums, electronics, vocals
  • Sandro Fazio - electric and midi guitar
  • Francesco Bearzatti - saxophone


DEAR LORD, inspired by the genius of John Coltrane, born from the attempt to approach the emotional strength of the compositions of the great American saxophonist, making them relive with contemporary sounds, experiences and musical acquisitions.

The songs that the band offers, totally re-arranged by the group leader, were "rewritten" by trying to imagine how Coltrane would have adjusted his songs if he would had composed them today. An arduous attempt, considering the magnitude of the composer, but just as pure and true to his intentions. The project idea comes from the certainty that the best way to remain faithful to Coltrane is the search for contemporaneity.


«There is never any end. There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at. And always, there is the need to keep purifying these feelings and sounds so that we can really see what we've discovered in its pure state.» (J. Coltrane)

«I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.» (J. Coltrane)

«Change is inevitable in music. Things change.» (J. Coltrane)



Album:

- Dear Trane


Buy at Zennez Records



Reviews:

Trouw (dutch newspaper) - dutch

Muziekwereld (dutch music magazine) - dutch - english

JazzFlits (dutch music magazine) - dutch

JazzMozaiek (belgium music magazine) - dutch



Concerts:

02/09/2018 - Jazz Festival - L'aquila (Italy)

01/05/2018 - Bimhuis - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

09/07/2017 - Terre Lente - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

25/02/2017 - Clichy Jazz Festival - Paris (France)