Tijs Klaassen Quintet

The Tijs Klaassen Quintet presents ‘Nostalgia’
For their second album, Tijs composed eight pieces inspired by the loss of his
youthful care-free existence during the Covid-19 pandemic. The young
Amsterdam based band combines arco bass melodies, energetic compositions
and the subtle use of synthesizers within the classic jazz quintet lineup. The
colour palette of the ensemble refers to the sounds of classical composers such
as Messiaen, Theo Loevendie, Ravel and Alban Berg within an improvisational
setting. Their playing and interaction is based on mutual feelings of absolute
equality, respect and friendship.
Over the last few years the band won the 2018 Keep an Eye the Records edition
and the Sena Performance Award at the Dutch Jazz Competition of 2020. The
release of their debut album ‘Clavius’ in 2019 was met with critical acclaim.
The record was presented throughout the Netherlands.


Mo van der Does: Alto Sax & Clarinet
Matthias Van den Brande: Tenor Sax & Flute
Floris Kappeyne: Piano & Synth
Wouter Kühne: Drums
Tijs Klaassen: Double bass, Synth & Compositions

Engineer & Mixer: Steffen Lütke at Fattoria Musica, Osnabrück

Mastered by: Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering