Just Another Foundry
Just Another Foundry: Bouwer, Jazz thing Next Generation Vol. 66
Jazz with new roots
Courage to stand on the edge The attitude of a garage band
Just three individuals, just a trio, just another jazz band which surprises constantly.
Their songlike originals provide the fundamentals from which they create. But this trio does not simply sound like drums, double bass and saxophone. They’re willed to demolish their elegant construct at any time and rebuild it abruptly in a manner which is fed by Hip-Hop, Pop, Free Jazz and Krautrock.There are moments in which the typical rules of the instruments hardly apply or get altered heavily by swapping roles and using extended playing techniques.
All this creates an authentic statement that goes beyond Just Another Foundry’s music. This is the music of the big cities and yet of their roots: a music that mirrors the fire of a new generation.
Simply another “assembly line”, simply another jazz band. When you look at this group, who have earned a considerable reputation and won several prices in such a short time, the understatement seems bold.
This however, is a good thing, because what separates JAF from other ensembles of their generation is their courage to make no compromises and refusal to bow to current trends and fads.
Consideration of simplicity, communication, the sound of their three instruments and confrontation of those sounds in the moment underlie this music.
One can look at any moment of this recording under the microscope and find something exciting every time: a scratch, a snarl, a murmur, a small melody.
The J, the A and the F: Jonas, Anthony and Florian have found their common voice and are letting it sound. Just three guys playing, that’s how it’s supposed to be!Buy Album