Thursday, September 4, 2008
Jeroen Scheifes (tape, 198?), Njedjez (tape, 198?)
More borrowed obscurities - this will go on for a few more days - until monday to be precise, here with more free jazz inspired music. Jeroen Scheifes is from Nijmegen, and he is, perhaps, best known for a couple of novels which I never bothered to read. He smokes a pipe, which is nice to see. On his tape, which seems more like a demo of some kind, he has various improvised music pieces, solo and with others. He plays the piano and sings. He's also a member of Njedjez, which seem to be from Nijmegen, although the telephone number is in Amsterdam (perhaps no longer works). Members are Jos de Vooght on saxophones, Bart van Ratingen on saxophone, Frans Heeremans on trombone, Hein Peijenburg on basclarinet, Scheifes on piano and vocals, Peter Vissers on electric bass and one Rene on drums and vocals. None of these names mean anything to me, except for Scheifes whom I used to see on a bicycle every now and then. Partly free jazz inspired punk - well, or vice versa. This too might be more a demo of some kind.