Downbeat(USA) editor’s pick January 2017 (Short Stories)
Taking the listener somewhere completely new
The band is clearly centered in the present
All the material reflects an artistic approach that emphasizes
the importance of the collective over individual contributions
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Guillermo Celano – guitar/effects
Gerard Kleijn – trumpet, flugelhorn, voice, effects
Joost Kesselaar – drums
WMC featuring Chris Cheek (tenor saxophone) USA
Irreverent improvising Dutch trio explores sonic possibilities and pushes limits of interplay.
Red Piano Records/USA/2015
A musical undertaking that can scarcely
be compared with anything already done in this field.
Jazznu.com (NL) / Rinus van der Heijden 2015
The use of electronic by Gerard Kleijn is even more
effective than what one’s used to from for instance
Nils Petter Molvaer or Jon Hassel.
Jazzism (NL)/Ken Vos 2015****
A nice balance between musical tradition and playfulness
This time, in addition to the five original compositions we
get three old hits,which are a great example of
an original approach to music
Jazzism – Ken Vos 2016 **** 1/2 – cd review Short Stories
Guitarist Guillermo Celano, trumpeter Gerard Kleijn and Joost Kesselaar
are established names on the Dutch jazz and improvisation scene.
Put them together in a room and something happens. And as can be expected of
better jazz: they never know quite what will happen in advance.
Volkskrant(NL)/Gijsbert Kamer – 2015
Knots is an adventurous and exciting album in which
the trio keep chasing each other’s enthousiasme
while at the same time investigating the boundlessness
Jazzenzo (NL) 2015
This music is not for the weak hearted.
Muziekwereld (NL) 2015
This trio sounds larger than the three musicians
Vera Vingerhoeds (NL) 2015