RED is a new band with two dyed-in-the-wool musicians and two up-and-coming super talents. Their sound is uplifting, vibrant and energetic, reflecting the tradition from the fifties in their own quirky originals. Soulful jazz with that great Hammond organ sound, the classic combination of trumpet and tenor saxophone and drums that swing the American way.
In the spotlight are trumpeter Ellister van der Molen and the very talented saxophonist Gideon Tazelaar, while organist Bob Wijnen and drummer Wouter Kühne form the engine of this steaming band.The solo careers of all four musicians are impressive, but as a team they really make a difference.Their debut CD Ahooo! received a ****½ review in dutch jazz glossy Jazzism and more people commented on the band’s quality:
“Jesus Christ, that is a good sound!…Ready to release on Blue Note” (Hans Dulfer, Front Runnin’)
“Great to hear young talent and seasoned jazz heads joining forces for this full steam ahead swinging album” (Benjamin Herman)
“Red presents the kind of accessible, foot-tapping organ combo jazz with funky thickness, uplifting enough to transform any self-respecting couch potato into Mr. Swivel Hips.” (Flophouse Magazine)
RED stands by Art Blakey’s statement: “We’re here to have a ball”.
Ellister van der Molen – trumpet & flugelhorn
Gideon Tazelaar – tenor sax
Bob Wijnen – Hammond organ
Wouter Kühne – drums