Country Music 
Country Music gently dissolves the boundaries between contemporary jazz, rock and pop.
The compositions on Country Music take different paths, winking at pop music more than once and exploring
different ways of treating it. The whole album is rife with tenderness and a subtle irony. Even a hard-bop tune like
Charybdis emanates some sweetness, which escalates in the most heartbreaking tune, Singularity.
Each member of the group is really concerned with his sound. Sander Baan has developed a dark sound full of overtones
which slightly reminds of Jan Garbarek. The delicacy and elegance of Sander Thijsen’s touch shines on Singularity.
David Rock’s evocative intro leaves its mark on As the Storm Passes By. Jonathan Nagel manipulates his sound with
freedom creating fascinating textures on several tunes.
Sound is what music is made of and the band gives it the right priority, enhancing the immediacy of the listening
experience: the notes of Country Music go straight to your heart.
Sander Baan/saxophone, Sander Thijsen/piano, Jonathan Nagel/bass, David Rock/drums
All compositions by Sander Baan except "Over (and over again)" by Sander Thijsen and "Catlike" by Jonathan Nagel. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Wijnbergen by Hans Wijnbergen, between April and July 2014.