Tijn Wybenga´s AM.OK
Tijn Wybenga: piano | 13-person Amsterdam Modern Orkest, AM.OK for short | Pianist Tijn Wybenga of the famous Amsterdam Bimhuis Jazzclub was given the assignment to find the sound of Amsterdam for the 21st century with his 13-person Amsterdam Modern Orkest, AM.OK for short. Wybenga therefore set about gathering some of the finest young Dutch as well as European jazz players and spent two years with this solo orchestra working on the programme “Brainteaser,” initially developed using samples. The result is music that cannot be categorised in any way. Powerful grooves, rousing ballads, wild solos, and spaced-out sound landscape – it is all possible here. For the resulting album of the same name – which the jury praised as a “complete work of art” – the ensemble won the German Jazz Prize last year.