by VW BrothersVW Brothers


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Veterans as sidemen in the contemporary jazz scene, brothers Paul van Wageningen and Marc van Wageningen have become an in-demand rhythm team, and finally get a chance to strut with their own band. Crossover appeal in Latin jazz and funk à la mid-period Weather Report identifies the music heard, and it's a delightful mix -- exciting, pulsating, literate, and most importantly not dated. With help from many San Francisco, CA-based friends, Paul (drums) and Marc (electric bass guitar) make solid contemporary jazz that has a universal appeal that most mainstream or improvising ensembles lack. Marc has a particular fondness for Jaco Pastorius, as his sound is parallel, very recognizable on an outstanding hopped-up version of the standard "Milestones." On the Latin side, the heated-up "Zapatos de Madera" and Santeria-influenced "El Abogado" are prime examples of the VW Brothers' past and vast experience in this arena. Their original "Moon Over Gate 24" displays a stealth underground late-night visage of shadows, and barely enough light. There are also separate orchestral, commercial pop, and ballad elements to their music. While some might find all of it to be somewhat derivative, it's not to the point where you can't -- in the main -- feel the fire and taste the spice. Because VW is much easier to pronounce than van Wageningen, the brothers have edited their name and music to a finely sharpened edge. Muziek is excellently conceived and executed from start to finish; it is a highly recommended and keenly diverse effort.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0884501275484
catalogNumber: 50127548
Rank: 133272

Album Credits

Performance Credits

VW Brothers   Primary Artist
Ray Obiedo   Guitar
Edgardo Cambon   Vocals
Sheila E.   Vocals
Louis Fasman   Trumpet
Lynn Mabry   Vocals
Melecio Magdaluyo   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jenny Meltzer   Vocals
Marco Pereira   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Spiro   Percussion,Vocals
Norbert Stachel   Flute,Alto Flute
Marc van Wageningen   Bass,Group Member
Wayne Wallace   Trombone
Paul van Wageningen   Drums,Group Member
Harvey Wainapel   Bass Clarinet
Claudia Villela   Vocals
Bart Fermie   Percussion
Gabe Witcher   Violin
Chris Bleth   Flute,English Horn
Julian Hallmark   Violin
Toninho Ferragutti   Accordion
Melissa Reiner   Violin
David K. Mathews   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Larry Braggs   Vocals
Matt Cooker   Cello
Joe Cohen   Saxophone
Orlando Torriente   Vocals
Peter Michael Escovedo   Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Ray Obiedo   Producer,Engineer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Gary Mankin   Engineer
John Santos   Liner Notes
Michael Spiro   Vocal Arrangements,Introduction
Marc van Wageningen   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Wayne Wallace   Producer
Paul van Wageningen   Producer
Nic tenBroek   Orchestration
Jesse Nichols   overdub engineer
David K. Mathews   Arranger,Composer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Adonias Souza   Engineer
Bob Karty   Engineer
Gwen Terpstra   Graphic Design
Peter Michael Escovedo   Composer,Engineer
Anne Terpstra   Cover Photo
Max van Wagningen   Liner Notes
Maarten Helsloot   Engineer

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