Tineke Postmas album Freya, released in March 2020, marks the beginning of a new era for her. After some years of performing more as a guest soloist than bandleader, and active in her role as a mother, this album represents a fresh start with a new label, refreshed energy and an exciting band with an output collectively inspired by experiences she has gathered throughout her career. Postma makes music that is adventurous, empowering and full of risk taking.
As one of the most prolific and respected musicians to emerge from the vibrant Dutch scene, saxophonist and composer Tineke Postma has been touring internationally as a leader since 2003. With a catalogue of six albums her international profile has resulted in the Rising Star on soprano award in the Downbeat Critics Poll 2019 and seen her perform alongside greats such as Herbie Hancock on International Jazz Day.
Tineke is a musician of inventiveness and creativity, not afraid to explore the unknown, and revels in the inspiration of the master, Wayne Shorter, who once told her, before going on stage to perform together, “Let’s start composing”.
Tineke Postma, saksofon, Ralph Alessi – trompet, Clemens van der Feen – bass, Tristan Renfrow – trommer
Foto: Merlijn Doomernik