Eric van der Westen’s Quadrant – Rush Hour (2001)
This album, the sixth release on EWM, was one of many highlights in the discography of this fine productive band. You’ll find a tasty blend of African and European improvised music but definitely more fused than on other familiar work. Produced by Pascal Vermeer and Eric van der Westen this CD has a superb sound. It differs from the other Quadrant albums through its very direct, almost reverbles sound. The interplay between the creative musicians is just intimately fabulous. Because no extra horns are added, contrary to all previous albums, the group sounds very solid and strong.
Mete Erker – Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Erwin Vann – Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Jeroen van Vliet – Piano
Thorsten Grau – Drums
Eric van der Westen – Double Bass
01 – Number One (6:51)
02 – What’s New Anyway (7:41)
03 – Rush Hour (3:06)
04 – As If It Were A Dream (3:56)
05 – Could It Have Happened? (8:40)
06 – Tall Trees (3:07)
07 – Flow (8:09)
08 – Try Next Door (2:57)
09 – The Winston Walk (5:20)
10 – Do As You Please (7:56)
11 – The Walk Home (3:16)
Recorded February, Mixed April 2001.
The Tafelberg Studio Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Engineer: Bernard Jussen.
Mastered May 2001 at Q-Point Hilversum by Peter Brussee.
Produced by Pascal Vermeer and Eric van der Westen.
Additional Sounds on Rush Hour: Olivier Nijs.
All compositions: Eric van der Westen.
Graphic Design: Merijn Klerx.
Photography: Hans Klerx and Eric van der Westen.
Label: EWM Music