Discografie

"The sounds of vibraphone and guitar, together with the string quartet, create a unique musical idiom. The refined arrangements of Mark Zandveld are tasteful and the compositions authentic. After hearing it, the listener wonders in pleasant amazement what to call this music" NTB magazine.

"jazz and classical music blend seamlessly into one another" "beautiful, multifaceted compositions" – Hans Invernizzi, Jazzflits magazine

Line up:

Deborah J Carter - vocals, Mark Zandveld - bass, Gunnar Graafmans - vibraphone/ percussion, Jeen Rabs - guitar.

Mirco Wessoly – 1st violin, Aili Deiwiks – 2nd violin, Yanna Pelser – viola, and Veit Steinmann – cello.

Diggin’ The Duke is the exciting new release from vocal enchantress Deborah J. Carter. With this program Deborah shines a very new and personal light on known and unknown repertoire of Duke Ellington. Deborah, with Mark Zandveld and Leo Bouwmeester, rearranged from a contemporary perspective a selection of Ellington’s compositions, and Deborah composed original lyrics to a few of his instrumentals. They use a variety of swing, Latin and fusion rhythms and adventurous harmonies. (Dot-time records)

Line-Up:
Deborah J. Carter, Vocals & Flute | Leo Bouwmeester, Piano | Mark Zandveld, Bass | Gunnar Graafmans, Drums & Percussion | Efraim Trujillo, sax | Hermine Deurloo, Harmonica | Mateusz Pulawski, Guitar | Alex Simu, Clarinet d’amour | Emiel Wienholts,Sax

Zand•scape [Zand-skeyp] noun,
1. a musical landscape created by Mark Zandveld.
2. a band playing the creations mentioned above.

Dot Time Records recording artists Zandscape is the brainchild of Dutch bassist Mark Zandveld. Teamed with vibraphonist Gunnar Graafmans (Holland/Sweden), guitarist Daniel "Tato" de Moraes (Uruguay) and drummer Enrique Firpi (Uruguay), he has found a combination that produces a unique sound, not only because of the less common instrumentation, and but also because the fresh variety of tunes – each has its own distinct character. The music is both melodic and adventurous, reminisent of 70’s ECM sound by Corea, Burton, Jarret, Metheny and Swallow, but with a contemporary dressing.

With this original material at hand, these experienced and world-travelled musicians take you on a trek through a musical landscape where one encounters beautiful harmonies, surprising grooves, sensitive ballads, and inventive improvisations. (Dot-time records)

Wat deze plaat bijzonder maakt zijn de levende interacties tussen gitaar, accordeon en vibrafoon. De drie zeer virtuoze musici smelten lekker samen in unisono-motieven, gaan dan weer uit elkaar in soms op contrapunt lijkende bewegingen of staan geheel ten dienste van een solist. Het blijft jazz, swingend, sprankelend met de zoet klinkende gitaarpartijen van Jeen Rabs als de rode draad. Sophisticated jazz met een prettige lichtheid.(Ntb magazine)

Line up: 

Gitarist Jeen Rabs geflankeerd door accordeonist Rik Cornelissen, vibrafonist Gunnar Graafmans, contrabassist Sven Schuster en drummer Daniel van Dalen 

Prachtige single uitgebracht in 2017 met een eigentijdse en sprankelende uitvoering van de klassieker "Blowing in the wind" van Bob Dylan.

Deborah J. Carter, Vocals | Mark Zandveld, Bass | Gunnar Graafmans Conga’s & Percussion  | Mateusz Pulawski, Guitar | Alex Simu, Bass clarinet & Clarinet d’amour 

Cd van singersongwriter Maurits Fondse. Deze cd werd live opgenomen in de Soundvisionstudio in Arnhem.

Maurits Fondse: Vocals & piano 

Gunnar Graafmans: Drums & vibraphone Rico de Jeer: Bass

Cd van Trio van Kai von Rosenberg gitaar, Rico de Jeer bas en Gunnar Graafmans drums/vibrafoon. Een verzameling geselecteerde jazzstandards, gecombineerd en eigen composities van Kai von Rosenberg.

"Dit derde album van Born in a Barn klinkt pretentieus & perfectionistisch en daardoor erg mooi" (poprock.nl)

Smaakvolle cd van singer-songwriter Peter Paul Kleijwegt, met oa. muzikale bijdrage van vibrafonist Gunnar Graafmans.