180g Vinyl Audiophile Recording!
Bridges is a formidable piece of work, recorded in a great sounding old church
in Tuscany. Theessink is joined by three very accomplished sidemen on drums,
bass and keyboards and a terrific trio of Zimbabwean singers. Hans crosses
borders, steps between genres and builds 'Bridges' between them for us all to
enjoy. There's some Afro feel in there, and plenty of delta drenched sounds with
hints of Gospel too and then just plain old simple good song writing. Wow!
That's one potent cocktail!
The title of the album Bridges stands for many things, including the creative
musical interpretation of the blues as played by Theessink and demonstrated
sublimely on this recording. But Bridges also stands for the bond between his
musicians from Austria, Zimbabwe and Theessink's country of origin, the
Netherlands. Bridges represents not only the peaceful, people-connecting blues
music, it also stands for all the bridges destroyed by war that must be rebuilt.
Theessink was deeply touched by the events in former Yugoslavia. Bridges evokes
emotions in the listener, stimulating the imagination, leaving a free and open
space to be filled with personal feelings, thoughts and memories.
• 180g Vinyl
Hans Theessink, guitar, vocals
Roland Guggenbichler, keyboards
Erich Buchebner, bass
Harry Stampfer, drums
Insingizi, backing vocals
3. Brand New Dawn
5. Running Home
2. What Will the Children Play
4. Little Girl