ABOUT THE TRIO
Tim Langedijk likes beautiful melodic lines and subtle harmonies and he also searches for intriguing and adventurous soundscapes. Diversity and powerful expression are the starting points for the trio that he formed in 2006.
Bassist Udo Pannekeet is a member of the first hour. In 2011 drummer Hans van Oosterhout joined the trio. The first two albums (Testimonials, 2008 and Inside The House, 2010) were critically acclaimed. “His view of music is in line with what John Abercrombie and Bill Frisell set in motion,” said the magazine Jazzism. Contemporary jazz that branches out into fusion and country, it’s all possible with Langedijk, yet always with a lovely tone and refined movements.
Recent years, the trio played at all major venues and jazz festivals in Holland including the North Sea Jazz Festival. In 2011 the trio did a collaboration with the internationally renowned pianist Jasper van ‘t Hof. In February 2017 the trio launched their latest album ’Up North’.
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Tim Langedijk – Guitarist Langedijk (1984) graduated cum laude at the Rotterdam Conservatory. Langedijk started his trio in 2006. Besides his trio he does studiowork and arranging. With different groups he toured throughout Europe. Contemporary jazz that branches out into fusion and country, it’s all possible with Langedijk, yet always with a lovely tone and refined movements.
He likes beautiful melodic lines and subtle harmonies and he also searches for intriguing and adventurous soundscapes. He played with Jasper van ’t Hof, Adam Nussbaum, Tommy Smith.
Currently he’s teaching at the Haarlem Conservatory.
Udo Pannekeet – Bass player Udo Pannekeet (1978) graduated cum laude at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2002 he started his own quintet Pitch Pine Project, featuring Martijn van Iterson, Tom Beek, Chris Strik en Rob van Bavel. The group got a lot of critical acclaim in the Netherlands as well as outside of it, playing in France, Belgium and Germany. PPP played at the North Sea Jazz Festival twice, with famous trumpet player Randy Brecker. Udo played at major festivals en venues in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey, China, the Philippines and Switzerland.
On (2014, Bow Shock Records) is his first album under his own name. With top-notch players: Jeroen van Vliet, Pascal Vermeer and Belgian saxophonist Erwin Vann.
Udo teaches bassguitar and theory at the conservatories in Tilburg, Haarlem and Enschede.
Hans van Oosterhout – Hans (1965) started playing drums at the age of seven. After graduating from high school, he is immediately admitted to the Jazz Department of the Rotterdam Conservatory. Even before finishing his studies, he is offered a position as a drum teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory, a position today he still holds since 1987. Currently also teaching at Fontys in Tilburg. Over the years Hans has established himself as one of the much sought after drummers in Europe. He has been performing with Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield, Gino Vannelli, Lee Konitz, Rick Margitza, Denise Jannah, and many more.
In 1998 The Belgian Jazz Magazine voted Hans ‘Best European Jazz Drummer’.
THE CRITICS SPEAK
”…Langedijk’s contemporary compositions not only have a strong melodic sensibility; they also showcase his harmonic concepts. November is an impressive performance from an artist who has plenty going for him…” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“…A relief, this Tim Langedijk. While most guitarists try to prove their quality of playing, Langedijk shows in an effective, controlled and simple way his search for an intriguing sound…” – JAZZISM
“…one of the better trios on a global level with plenty of flavor and texture without bordering on the artistic pretentiousness engaged by some musicians…” – ★★★★★ CRITICAL JAZZ
”…Langedijk may be seen as one of the most original and innovative guitarists in the Netherlands. His qualities are his compositions and his sound experiments. The sound is recognizable and original, intriguing interplay and solo’s, compositions are adventurous, and all very understandable for the listener. It’s always spontaneous, fresh and tasty…” – VOLKSKRANT
“…It is a pleasure to hear and see this band play. This trio is an entity, a ‘machina di musica’, one organic body in which all three parts together fully anticipate and respond at each other Their joy in playing is delightful! This Tim Langedijk Trio plays at a high international level…” JAZZ NEW & DEEP