3 April 2023
15 May 2023

All-Star Jam Concerts

Playground Muziekgieterij - Boschstraat 5 Maastricht

20.00 - 23.00

3 April 2023

20.00 - 23.00

15 May 2023

20.00 - 23.00

- Free admission reservation not needed -

Jazz Department Conservatorium Maastricht presents… All-Star Jam Concerts 

With a new concept, the All-Star Jam Sessions from Conservatorium Maastricht are coming to the Playground this year. Teachers and alumni will be opening the evenings with their own bands and own music. This will be followed by a jam session in which teachers and students will play together. Free entry, affordable drinks and backline provided for the jammers! What are you waiting for? Come join us! 

April 3, 2023 – Carlo Nardozza – ‘The Blues and the Abstract Truth’
19:30- Doors open
20:00- Carlo Nardozza – ‘The Blues and the Abstract Truth’

  • Sondre Kvingedal – trumpet
  • Simon Janssens - alto saxophone
  • Matthias Elberg Palludan - tenor saxophone
  • Finn Grah - baritone saxophone
  • Stella Seonghee Lee – piano
  • Manuel Requena – bass
  • Carla Biber - drums

Followed by a jam session

The Blues and the Abstract Truth is an album by American composer and jazz saxophonist Oliver Nelson recorded in February 1961 for the Impulse! label. It remains Nelson's most acclaimed album and features a lineup of notable musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy), Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Roy Haynes. Baritone saxophonist George Barrow did not take solos but remains a key feature in the subtle voicings of Nelson's arrangements. The album is often noted for its unique ensemble arrangements and is frequently identified as a progenitor of Nelson's move towards arranging later in his career.

The Blues and the Abstract Truth is een album van de Amerikaanse componist en jazz saxofonist Oliver Nelson opgenomen in februari 1961 voor het Impulse! label. Het blijft Nelsons meest geprezen album en bevat een line-up van opmerkelijke muzikanten: Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy), Bill Evans, Paul Chambers en Roy Haynes. Baritonsaxofonist George Barrow soleerde niet, maar blijft een belangrijk element in de subtiele voicings van Nelsons arrangementen. Het album staat vaak bekend om zijn unieke ensemble-arrangementen en wordt vaak gezien als een voorloper van Nelsons overstap naar arrangeren later in zijn carrière.