Skin Under


JASPER VAN T HOF Quartet feat .Christof Lauer

New CD “Skin Under”

Gast – Sax: Christof Lauer

Contr. Bass: Stefan Lievestro

Drum: Jamie Peet

Grand Piano: Jasper van’t Hof

Skin Under” is music, born deep from the soul of and from the emotions of Jasper van’t Hof. 7 tracks were recorded analog in 2 days, live in the studio. Like a concert in a club, you hear the jazz music of the 60s.

The unstoppable Jasper van’t Hof (born 1947) has once again taken a plunge into the deep end!
He has released an album with the mysterious title “Skin Under”, which he created together with two of his favorite creative minds, ‘Stefan Lievestro’ (double bass) and Jamie Peet (drums). As the icing on the cake, he asked the renowned saxophonist Christof Lauer (1953) to join in.
Van ‘t Hof and Lauer have known each other since 1983, when Ralf Hübner asked them to collaborate on the recording of his album “Courage of the past”, which also features the very moving piece “Marsch of Oelze”, the only composition on “Skin Under” that van ‘t Hof did not compose himself.

“Skin Under” consists of seven pieces, each of which represents an individual challenge for musicians and listeners alike. It is undoubtedly one of van ‘t Hof’s most ground-breaking projects; no clichés, no hackneyed phrases, nothing obvious. Jasper Van’t Hof wanted to create a completely experimental sound experience…a true test for the senses – and it is!

It was Stan Getz who said: “I’m not making a new album for commercial reasons, but to show myself where I stand musically”.

Jasper vant Hof

More than 50 years on stage have made the Dutch pianist a legend. Successful projects ranging from his trio with P. Catherine and Charlie Mariano to his ethnic project Pili Pili and more than 100 CDs, solo piano, organ and sax with Tony Lakatos and much more, make him one of the chapters in jazz history. In 2019 he was honored in Holland with the Boy Edgar Award for his life’s work.

Christof Lauer

Christof Lauer is one of the most important saxophonists in Europe”, this sentence has been regularly read for at least 20 years. “Christof Lauer has become a jazz musician of international standing, a saxophonist who stands comparison with the great role models from America and Europe – from John Coltrane to Heinz Sauer – and has long served as a leading figure for the young and wild on the prototypical jazz instrument.” writes the FAZ
He has been a soloist with the NDR Bigband for many years and has played in projects with tuba player Michel Godard, flamenco guitarist Gerardo Núñez, singer Sidsel Endresen and Turkish ney player Kudsi Erguner

Stefan Lievestro

He is one of the greats of Dutch jazz. As a bassist, he has played with jazz greats such as Nat Adderley, Freddie Hubbard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Art Porter and P. Catherine. He leads two of his own big bands.

Jamie Pete

Jamie Peet (NL) drums. He studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He is one of the most sought-after young drummers in the Benelux. Jamie is a young drummer who does not shy away from modern (broken) beats. And all this with an immeasurable amount of dynamics.

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