Now, three years later, he presents his music. The album by the appropriate name ‘The Hermit Sessions’ is a reflection of Kytemans vision on hip hop: optimistic, soulful and pushing the boundaries of jazzy, lyrical hip-hop. It was released at 20th February 2009.
Kyteman’s hiphop orchestra has grown into a monster project. Starting out as Colin Benders playing all the instruments on ‘The Hermit Sessions’ , at the live shows the stage is filled with 12 musicians and 10 mc’s.
Today, the orchestra consists of Colin Benders (trumpet), Bram Hakkens (drums), Frank Wienk (percussion), Eelco Topper (keyboard), Dibbe van Laarhoven (bass), Sietse van Gorkom (violins), Jonas Pap (cello), Camilla van der Kooij (violins), Rani Kumar (violins), Randell Heye (trumpet), Kobi Arditi (trombone) and Morris Kliphuis (horn).
The Masters of Ceremony currently go by the names of ‘Pax’, ‘GMB’, ‘’Unorthadox’, Omar Soulay, ‘Reazun’, ‘Blaxtar’, ‘King Jule’, ‘Master Surreal’, ‘Double G’ and ‘bangbang’.
Kyteman’s hiphop orchestra is immensely dynamic, divers, equally explosive and whispering, with lyrics in English and French. But above all, it is an overwhelming live experience. The orchestra has three violin players, a cellist, three horn players, keys, a drummer, percussionist, bass player and of course the trumpet of Kyteman himself.
Kyteman conducts his orchestra with a top head and a steady hand and without compromising his great trumpet playing.
The orchestra had a lot of very good reviews in the Netherlands.
Also check: Kytecrash.
Edited by japmadness on 4 Jul 2012, 10:47
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