Artist/Composer:Michiel Braam
 Title:Gloomy Sunday
(P) 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

01. Opus Espresso
02. Q1
03. The Man I Love
04. Pit Stop Ball Ad
05. Eliza
06. Opus Walk
07. Gloomy Sunday
08. Opus Search
09. Memories of You
10. Cuba, North Rhine Westphalia

 Total time: 43:02
Michiel Braam – piano
Production notes:
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 (pdf) (en)
Thierry Giard - CultureJazz (fr)
Franpi Barriaux - Citizenjazz (fr)
Achim Doppler - Concerto (de)
Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther - Jazzhalo (de)
Cyriel Pluimakers - Jazzenzo, Jazz Magazine (nl)
Hessel Fluitman - JazzFlits (nl)
Rinus van der Heijden - JazzNu (nl)
Vera Vingerhoeds - Independent Jazz Professional (nl)
Ken Vos - Jazzism (nl)
Geert Vandepoele - Muzieklog blog (nl)
Jan Granlie - Salt Peanuts (nor)
Robert Ratajczak - LongPlay (pl)
Robert Ratajczak - Hi Fi Muzyka (pl)
Jan Hocek - JazzPort (cz)
Z.K. Slabý - His Voice (cz)
Czékus Mihály - HFP (hu)
Dr. Nagy Sándor - JazzMa (hu)
MJGY - Gramofon (hu)
Komlós József JR - Alföldi Régió Magazin (hu)
Márton Attila - Demokrata (hu)