Edison Award for Reinier Baas vs. Princess Discombobulatrix

‘Discombobulatrix’ was awarded an Edison for best album in the category Jazz/World National! From the jury rapport: “With his new project, a very successful amalgam of jazz and classical music, he proves again that he is to be considered a musical grandmaster.”

Reinier Baas vs. Princess Discombobulatrix is a mostly instrumental, partly improvised opera, ft. Ben van Gelder, Joris Roelofs and Nora Fischer, among many others. Aside from a CD and digital version, the music is now available as a limited edition tin cigar box including a CD and download card + illustrated book, poster and postcards by the great Typex (order here). Read more here.

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“In one word: sublime.” – JAZZNU

“An overwhelming and surrealist musical experience.” – NEDERLANDS DAGBLAD

“Ravel, Prokofiev, Poulenc, Baas, truly!” – VILLA D’ARTE

“A splendid combination of music that is written out in detail and typical jazz improvisation.” – VOLSKRANT

“A masterful and unique album.” – JAZZENZO

“With his imaginary opera, Reinier Baas proves to be a young musical grandmaster. […] One of the best young musicians and composers of the Lowlands.” – 3voor12

“The classical pieces and especially the arrangements for the horn section are perhaps the most impressive, with the contribution of soprano-princess Nora Fischer as a highlight. […] Without a doubt the biggest Dutch jazz guitar talent.” – DE GROENE AMSTERDAMMER

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