Instant composing of the highest order. — Jazzenzo

Albert van Veenendaal prepared piano Alan Purves percussion and more

The TWO AL’S play bizarre, cheerful, exuberant and melancholic, squeaky and freaky songs on prepared piano and percussion. A surprising, imaginative world with unheard of sounds that touch the soul directly, created on the spot by two adventurous musicians. Together with Dutch writer A.L. Snijders they form the special group THREE AL’S.

Albert van Veenendaal refers to himself as ‘pictorial musician’ because of the epical and cinematic character of his music. Improvisation and composition go hand in hand and merge seamlessly. With an open approach and interaction with his fellow musicians he creates musical constructions that are unconventional and intuitive, displaying his unique style that is instantly recognizable.

Alan ‘Gunga’ Purves is a completely unique percussionist, always looking for new sounds and playing methods. Many bands and musicians have worked with him, such as Carel Craayenhof, Fernando Lameirinhas, Tjeerd Bomhoff (Dazzled Kid), Sean Bergin, Ernst Reijseger, John Zorn and many others. The collaboration with Corrie van Binsbergen goes back to 1999 and is highlighted by the many concerts with Toon Tellegen en het Wisselend Toonkwintet.

La (vera) Europa è un gioco da bambini — Sands-Zine, Cricco Manieri (10-06-2014)
Vrolijk, swingend en vreemd — Pianowereld, Klaas Koopman (01-04-2014)
Absolute Spitzenklasse! — Jazzmozaïek, Marc Van de Walle (25-03-2014)
A wild ride of inventive, freaky spontaneous improvised songs — All About Jazz, Eyal Hareuveni (18-02-2014)
Vrolijkste CD van 2013 — JazzFlits, Herman te Loo (06-01-2014)
Een uniek en verbluffend hoorspel — Caleidoscoop, Jan Willem Broek (18-12-2013)
Freaky songs en ongehoorde geluiden —, Vera Vingerhoeds (16-12-2013)
Instant composing van de bovenste plank — Moors Magazine, Holly Moors
Avantgardistische feelgood muziek — Moors Magazine, Holly Moors
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