Together with bassist Udo Pannekeet I have been busy since January, writing new repertoire for our trio with drummer Marcel Serierse.

I’m thrilled about working with Udo. We supplement each other wonderfully and I truly feel that our pieces could not have been written by one of us individually.

Back in the old days jazz musicians would write one pagers, that basically served as vehicles for improvised solos. In the last twenty or so years wonderful players and composers like Chris Cheek, Matt Penman, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel have presented a new composing style that shows lots of worked out details and arrangement.

When writing Udo and myself aim at being melodical and compact. On the other hand we feel that music composed now should reflect our own time.