YURI HONING

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Yuri Honing (born 6 July 1965) is a Dutch jazz saxophonist.

Yuri Honing starts his own Trio in 1990, with bassist Tony Overwater and drummer Joost Lijbaart. The absence of a chordal instrument in the band gives the threesome great harmonic freedom. Honing had his first major success in 1996 with his album Star Tracks, which comprised recordings of pop songs as an alternative to the American Songbook. The album became a hit in the Netherlands and Germany, and gained significant notice in the UK as well. The album contains songs by Abba and The Police among others. Honing uses their material as a basis for improvisation; he gladly points out that jazz musicians of previous generations were doing exactly the same. The album Sequel that Honing records in 1999 is in the same vein, using material by Björk, Blondie and others. The CD Playing (1998) finds Honing performing alongside veteran pianist Misha
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YURI HONING Gagarin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gagarin
Hard Bop 1995
YURI HONING Star Tracks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Star Tracks
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996
YURI HONING White House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
White House
Fusion 1997
YURI HONING Playing (with Misha Mengelberg) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Playing (with Misha Mengelberg)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
YURI HONING Sequel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sequel
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1999
YURI HONING Memory Lane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memory Lane
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2001
YURI HONING Seven album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Seven
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
YURI HONING Orient Express (with Rima Khcheich, Basem Havar and Latif Al-Obaidy) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Orient Express (with Rima Khcheich, Basem Havar and Latif Al-Obaidy)
World Fusion 2002
YURI HONING Alive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alive
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2005
YURI HONING Symphonic (with Metropole Orchestra / Mendoza, Vince) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Symphonic (with Metropole Orchestra / Mendoza, Vince)
Third Stream 2006
YURI HONING Winterreise (with Nora Mulder) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winterreise (with Nora Mulder)
Third Stream 2007
YURI HONING Yuri Honing and FLORiS : Phase Five album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yuri Honing and FLORiS : Phase Five
Eclectic Fusion 2009
YURI HONING True album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
True
Nu Jazz 2012
YURI HONING Hotel Terminus (with Erik Bosgraaf) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hotel Terminus (with Erik Bosgraaf)
Nu Jazz 2013
YURI HONING Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: Desire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: Desire
Nu Jazz 2015
YURI HONING Goldbrun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goldbrun
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2017

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YURI HONING Lively (with Misha Mengelberg  and Ernst Reijseger) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lively (with Misha Mengelberg and Ernst Reijseger)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
YURI HONING North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2013

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YURI HONING Hotel Terminus (with Erik Bosgraaf)

Album · 2013 · Nu Jazz
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Yuri Honing is probably one of the more significant Dutch sax players of the last two decades. He has played everything from pop to avant-garde jazz, and as a rule, every new album is a new journey. Yet, "Hotel Terminus" is still a huge surprise even for the unpredictable Honing.

First of all, this album features Honing in a duo with Dutch musicologist Erik Bosgraaf, who has made dozens of albums featuring his playing on the Baroque recorder. All of the cuts on "Hotel Terminus" are dedicated to different hotels (both existing, and one imaginary - Hotel Terminus)and was announced as a "soundtrack to a non-existent movie". Inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos", this album's music is a strange and beautiful mix of Medieval, Baroque, ambient, avant-garde jazz and post-rock. Down-tempo classical tunes are the basis for sax improvisations, and guitar distortion with lot of processed sounds played over them.

Opener "Adler" is a true Baroque composition with a clear tune, but don't be fooled, it's just the album's first two minutes. The second composition, "Ibis", (all of Europe is covered by the Economy class "Ibis" hotels, living in Holland I spent too many nights in "Ibis" hotels from Schipol to Arnhem, they are all kind of faceless supermarkets with visible and invisible evidence of millions of visitors passed) is a repetitive tune in a post-rock style with sax solo improvisations adding even more melancholy. "Western" is a short electro-acoustic song with lots of sound effects and scratching distorted guitar, probably the album's most energetic composition.

"Sheraton" opens with processed guitar sounds, but then continues into a flowery Baroque flute piece, which then procedes to balance the tune's beauty with the distorted electronic sounds. "Hyatt" opens with processed guitar sounds and a bass rhythmic frame and then continue to another beautiful Baroque tune for reeds (with electronic effects over it)."Umai" is the last "real life" hotel dedication, and it features recorder and sax in a duo improvisation over heavy rhythmic structures.

"Hotel Terminus" is the album's closer and its the longest composition on here. It contains all of the elements which were presented on the previous compositions - beautiful Baroque tunes, aerial lyrical flute, processed guitar sounds, ascetic distortion, free form sax improvs - all mixed in a quirky and gorgeous "Imaginarium..." soundtrack. This is a difficult album to categorize and should appeal to open ear listeners - one of the more pleasant surprises of this year. Recommended!

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