Disc 1 Solo: That first idea in 2013, the composition Origin Alpha Prime, ultimately resulted in the biggest NextSteps Project so far: Stage 6, the creation of the Jazz Suite Roots & Reflections. After recording digital Concept Audio Files and deriving the subsequent Sheet Music (part 1), a selection of compositions of this jazz suite was played solo at the grand piano (part 2). It provides you with the idea that this jazz suite is like a musical family: all compositions are interconnected, related and intertwined; they influence each other.
Disc 2 Trio: After almost 25 years I was eager to see my Jazz Suite Roots & Reflections reflected in a jazz trio again as part of the NextSteps Projects Stage 6. Therefore it was a great experience to see my music being fortified by such awesome musicians as Eric van der Westen on bass and Marc Schenk on drums. The trio album contains different jazz styles: swing, blues, latin and fusion as part of that musical family that I intended to convey with my jazz suite. Therefore all compositions are interconnected, related and intertwined; they influence each other.
Disc 3 Bonus: All the albums produced under NextSteps Projects are available on all streaming platforms. But for this special occasion as part of NextSteps Projects Stage 6 I have also released a Triple-CD Jazz Album containing three discs: solo, trio and a bonus CD. The bonus CD with alternate and bonus takes however is only available with the Triple-CD Album and can be obtained only through various webshops.