I PLAY ME is a project for solo double bass conceptualized and performed by Dion Nijland. In 19 mainly improvised and a few composed pieces, he shows what musical self exploration can bring. As a double bass player, participating in many Dutch jazz and improvising groups, musical interaction has always been the key element in Dion’s musical behaviour. But how would a recording sound when interaction takes place with no one else but…himself?
Over the years Dion gathered many ideas that he could use when he would be ‘on his own’. Finally, he went into the studio and recorded 19 solo pieces. ‘When I play there is sound, energy, chaos, silence. When I play there is me - I PLAY ME.’
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