'windfall' is a cd full of contrasts, confrontations and conversations of two ideally tuned musicians.
herman te loo, 22 february 2010, jazzflits.nl
an album such as windfall can be defined as being a good specimen of a successful "modern" way to conceive improvisation: one, where fine stylistic variety, highly-skilled, complex performing techniques and a strong connection between the players come together.
4 march 2010,
to be enjoyed here is a fine interplay between two very skilled musicians. their improvisations move between very raw and very subtle ones, full of nuances and contrasts. It is clear we witness some beautiful and disciplined poetry here! dm, april 2010, vital weekly nr 726
(…) here a duet has found itself, which speaks till the nuances the same musical language. (…) Baars and Kneer put on high the measuring pole.
Klaus Hübner, april in 2010, jazzpodium.de
(…) a fine-tuned show of (apparently) impossible sound amalgamations which strive, however, to each other, serving themselves with a fragmentary vocabulary, which again resolves in audible and above all, comprehensible focuses. Interesting and of a harsh beauty.
Mitterer, Freistil - Magazin für Musik und Umgebung #30, april/ may 2010
released February 1, 2010
Ab Baars – tenor saxophone, clarinet, shakuhachi, noh-kan
Meinrad Kneer – double bass
Total playing time: 46:07
Recorded by Albert van Veenendaal, January 24 and December 1, 2008
at Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Mixed and mastered by Micha de Kanter
All compositions by Baars / Kneer, ©BUMA/STEMRA
Special thanks to Micha de Kanter, Jack Lina and Bethaniënklooster
Design: Lysander le Coultre (strangelove.nl
Photography: Monique Besten