Iranian culture is steeped with poetry, which is proven once again by singer Mohammad Motamedi. By improvising he weaves lush melodies around ancient Persian verses, of which he knows many by heart. Poems by Rumi, Hafez and Ferdowsi, for example, on which he keeps shedding new light. At the BIMHUIS he will improvise with the jazz musicians of the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio, who have collaborated with other Iranian musicians in the past as well.
Rembrandt Frerichs, Tony Overwater and Vinsent Planjer have been playing and touring as a trio for fifteen years now. With jazz as their common background, they have entered into daring projects with classical players as well as musicians from the Middle East. They have visited Iran several times and they have collaborated with major artists such as Kayhan Kalor and Hossein Alizadeh. The link between the trio and the Iranian musicians is improvisation, which is essential in both jazz and Persian music.
Mohammad Motamedi vocals, Rembrandt Frerichs piano, Tony Overwater bass, Vinsent Planjer drums