On March 6 the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, in collaboration with Challenge Records, will release the new album 'Beyond The Sum Of All Parts'. The album consists of compositions by Reinier Baas and Johan Plomp, played by the CvA Concert Big Band conducted by Johan Plomp and features soloists Reinier Baas (guitar), Ben van Gelder (sax) and Joris Roelofs (sax). The CvA Concert Big Band consists of CvA students and alumni with different nationalities. The album will be available worldwide on all download- and streamingplatforms and will also be available on cd.
To celebrate the release, there is a special release concert at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam on February 26. The CvA Concert Big Band conducted by Johan Plomp will play music from the new album, featuring soloists Reinier Baas (guitar), Ben van Gelder (sax) and Joris Roelofs (sax).
"This recording successfully embodies the here-and-now of our Jazz department at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, documenting the collaborative spirit and the multitude of music dialects that populate our classrooms, stages, and studios."
Edo Righini - Associate Director / Dean of Jazz and Pop Music, CEO of CvA Online
"I believe the message of this album is more universal, and more relevant than ever—Beyond the Sum of All Parts represents the beauty that is possible, over time, when music is taught and supported by a community. This is what gives jazz its historical importance, what makes it bring people together across borders and generations, and ensures its future. Thanks for listening, to the music and the message."
Ashley Kahn - Author of A Love Supreme: John Coltrane’s Signature Album and other books on jazz and popular music.