Ab Baars Trio & NY Guests, Ab Baars Trio, Duo Baars-Henneman, Ab Baars Trio & Ken Vandermark, Ig Henneman Sextet
Ab Baars clarinet
Dutch musician-composer and bandleader Ab Baars performs on tenor saxophone, clarinet and shakuhachi. He focuses mainly on the Ab Baars Trio, Duo Baars-Henneman and the ICP Orchestra.
In reviews Baars’ music has been characterized as joyfully obstinate, but surely appealing and as colourful as it is astonishing. It embodies the best of what typically Dutch improvised music has to offer. Although he seldomly uses recognizable song forms or ongoing swing rhythms, the music stays catchy, because it is stripped to the essence and clearly presented. Baars adopted a very personal style, or ‘ab music’ as Misha Mengelberg calls it.
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