Time to do my Lions
"This is a varied recording, a generous offering of personable, personal, and pleasingly experimental songs. Baar's employs just the right amount of stream of consciousness to soulfulness in his melodies to make 'Time to do my lions' a fascinating one. -Paul Acquaro, All About Jazz"
""Netherlands reed king Ab Baars has played with everyone from Guus Janssen to Franz Koglmann and led his own wonderfully playful avant quartet. But Verderame marks his first outing unaccompanied and takes an unusual understated tack. Over the course of nine originals -- many of them tributes to friends and inspirations -- and a gorgeous reworking of Billy Strayhorn's "Lotus Blossom," Baars offers a wonderfully personal album of warm reflections, tender microtonal explorations, and quick-witted charm." -Thom Jurek, All Music"
"This solo album gives Baars a chance to showcase his improvisational abilities and explore his questions about tonal and multi-phonic sonances with complete abandon on clarinet and tenor and soprano saxophones. - Thom Jurek, All Music"
And She Speaks - A Collection of Ballads
""Since I first started making music I listened extensively to ballads that were being played by the great saxophonists. These inspiring examples became part of my playing, my sound, my language. This CD is a salute to that tradition". -Ab Baars"
50% Off Bundle: Goofy June Bug & Live @ The Ironworks Vancouver
Ab Baars & Ig Henneman
"This album bundle includes two CDs--Goofy June Bug & Live @ The Ironworks Vancouver--by Ken Vandermark / Ab Baars and Ig Henneman Sextet."
Vancouver Live Sound (In Memory of Ken Pickering)
Ab Baars & Ig Henneman
"Proceeds raised from sales of this recording will go toward a cause recommended by Ab, PEN America (pen.org/about-us/), which "stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. "
Moods for Roswell
Ab Baars & Joost Buis
"Featuring adaptations of compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn."
Ab Baars & Zlatko Kaučič
"Slovenian drummer/percussionist Zlatko Kaucic (Kaučič) was very busy in 2013-2014. The meetup with pianist Milko Lazar for Ena / One took place between November, 2013 and March, 2014. The disc at hand finds Kaucic performing with Dutch reedman Ab Baars, recorded in October, 2014. Baars is well known in the free jazz side of the Dutch scene. As expected, the music is quite different although the intent is the same: to bring together two free improvisers and see what happens. Recorded at the Alchemia Club in Krakow (no audience), (like the meeting between François Carrier and Rafal Mazur for Unknowable), Kaucic and Baars produced seven tracks that are at once mystifying, intimidating, amazing and a lot of fun. -BUDD KOPMAN, All About Jazz "
Veer and Haul
Ab Baars + Mariëtte Rouppe van der Voort
"…Rouppe van der Voort performs miracles in dexterity on the piccolo in "E si fussi pisci", turning it into a penny whistle sliding out of control. Stopping on a dime 45 seconds before the end of the piece, she prompts a quiet and fragile coda that is so perfect you'll go back to the booklet to make sure it was not scored. Other highlights include the busy and playful title track, the tender "Duet for John and Bob" and "Bells," where Baars launches into a soulful non-idiomatic tenor sax solo. Veer and Haul is a title that evokes big ships performing clumsy maneuvers, but Baars and Rouppe van der Voort's lines are sketching a fascinating dance". --François Couture, All Music Guide "
Aforismen Aforisme Aforismes
Ab Baars / George Dumitriu / Ig Henneman / Pau Sola Masafrets
""Romanian George D wanted to know more about the viola and so became ig h's viola friend. she heard the catalan pau s play a cello solo set and invited him to play duo improvisations. he suggested to do a string trio session another time. a date was set with d s and h. the neighbor upstairs ab b was invited to join on shakuhachi for the last hour. the absolute joy of improvising on wooden instruments... a quartet was born. in the summer of 2019 george and pau spontaneously organized a recording session in the bernard haitink hall of the amsterdam university of the arts. this culminated in the album aforismen aforisme aforismes. all track titles are named after the various soil types from the countries we are born in: holland romania spain. " -Ig Henneman"