Michiel Braam Gloomy Sunday

BMCCD237 2016

“For me, doing a solo concert doesn’t involve any preparation in terms of a set-list or anything concrete about pieces I will be playing. I simply start and see where everything leads me to. At this concert, I made an exception to this custom. Not only would it be nice to play one of the many famous Hungarian compositions in Budapest, but also the very night of the concert, students of the ArtEZ University of the Arts, where I am head of Jazz & Pop, organized a concert in remembrance of our student Robin Cornelissen who had died exactly two years earlier. I had played Gloomy Sunday at his funeral and playing it in the Opus Jazz Club connected me to Robin, as well as to the great Hungarian music tradition.”

Michiel Braam


Michiel Braam – piano

About the album

All compositions by Michiel Braam, except tracks #3 by George Gershwin, #5 by Jan Gerard Palm, #7 by Rezső Seress and #9 by Eubie Blake
Recorded live at BMC’s Opus Jazz Club on 9 December, 2015
Recorded and mixed by Viktor Szabó

Artwork: László Huszár / Greenroom

Produced by László Gőz
Label manager: Tamás Bognár


Point of Departure (en)

Robert Iannapollo - Cadence Magazine (en)

Franpi Barriaux - Citizenjazz (fr)

Thierry Giard - CultureJazz (fr)

Achim Doppler - Concerto ****1/2 (de)

Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther - Jazzhalo (de)

Ken Vos - Jazzism ****1/2 (nl)

Rinus van der Heijden - JazzNu (nl)

Cyriel Pluimakers - Jazzenzo (nl)

Geert Vandepoele - Muzieklog blog (nl)

Hessel Fluitman - JazzFlits (nl)

Vera Vingerhoeds - veravingerhoeds.nl (nl) + (en)

Jan Granlie - Salt Peanuts (no)

Robert Ratajczak - Hi Fi Muzyka **** (pl)

Robert Ratajczak - LongPlay (pl)

Z.K. Slabý - His Voice (cz)

Jan Hocek - JazzPort (cz)

Máté J. György - Gramofon **** (hu)

Dr. Nagy Sándor - JazzMa (hu)

Márton Attila - Demokrata (hu)

Czékus Mihály - HFP online (hu)

Komlós József JR - Alföldi Régió Magazin (hu)

3500 HUF 11 EUR

Michiel Braam: Gloomy Sunday

01 Opus Espresso 4:29
02 Q1 4:19
03 The Man I Love 4:09
04 Pit Stop Ball Ad 7:21
05 Eliza 2:44
06 Opus Walk 4:50
07 Gloomy Sunday 4:21
08 Opus Search 2:11
09 Memories of You 4:29
10 Cuba, North Rhine Westphalia 4:08
Total time 43:01

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