- chris abelen: proost
(2002, cd, nl, bvhaast cd 0202)
In 1992, Chris Abelen got commissioned to write and to perform a set for Willem Breuker's "Klap Op De Vuurpijl" festival. Not only did Chris write the music, he also assembled a ten-piece band to perform it. "Proost" brings us the recording of this concert.
The presence of saxophones, a clarinet, a trumpet, a tube and a trombone, besides the guitar, bass and percussion, makes this a very energetic ensemble.
To my ears, the music sounds as a mixture between modern jazz and contemporary classical music.