The first night I arrived in Cape Town serveral years ago, I was taken by my friend Jack van Poll to a tiny little Jazz place in town. In walks singer Natascha Roth and guitarist James Scholfield. A lovely evening it turned out to be; Natascha sounding pure and real and beautiful, comped by this wonderful guitarist. We talked, had a glass or two and hit it off right away.
I couldn’t believe how this young man could have developed to such a high level in a country that was cut off from the world for so long. But the story was much more intricate than I suspected……
Hein Van de Geyn. 2004
All Stations was recorded in Analog on October 12, 2003 at Studio Crescendo in Genk, Belgium. It was mixed in DSD using the Sonioma DSD Workstation from the Super Audio Center at Studio LeRoy in Amsterdam by Chris Weeda.
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Hein van de Geyn
Studio Crescendo in Genk, Belgium on October 12, 2003
Sonoma DSD Workstation, Super Audio Center
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|Release Date||November 21, 2014|
Jazz And More
Guitarist James Scholfield, who grew up in South Africa (not to be confused with John Scofield) wanted to do ‘something’ with a Hammond organ. When he met producer and musician Hein van de Geyn, that was quickly arranged. The double bass player advised him to bring in organist Arno Krijger living in Tilburg. For dessert, the legendary percussionist Billy Hart was invited. This led to the album ‘All Stations’.
The album is a Scholfield product. But the way that Krijger and Hart follow him makes it a trio plate. The Hammond organ rarely sounds the way many know it: pumping, compelling or groovy. Arno Krijger prefers to merge his instrument with the staccato guitar sound of Scholfield. Billy Hart rustles over it, breaking carefully constructed pieces.
The end result is an album that is sensual and robust at the same time. A nice melting pot of tasty Jazz.
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