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Roos Jonker and Dean Tippet, the two singer-songwriters from Amsterdam have been making music together since 2009 – initially as members of «We’ll Make It Right», the six-piece supergroup around Benny Sings, but as solo artists as well. Roos Jonker attracted already in 2010 quite some attention with her self-produced debut album «Mmmmm». Her charming mix of modern jazz, folk and carefree poppy vocals went down well with the public as much as with critics around the globe.
After a Japan tour in 2011 with «We’ll Make It Right» Jonker and Tippet decided to record together a duet album and started to cut some early tracks already in 2012, but soon were distracted by circumstances of life, kids, matters of love and books.
Only six years later, when producer Eelco Topper (aka Felbm aka Falco Benz) joined in, the album at hand, «Roos Jonker & Dean Tippet», slowly but surely took shape.
«All The Places I Could Go» is the appropriate start of this good natured summer joy ride. The song’s minimalistic, pointedly orchestration is present all over the album and supports the tantalizing, well-paired voices of Jonker and Tippet perfectly.
All of the ten songs at hand show a subliminal optimism without drifting off into sob-stuff. To the contrary, «Roos Jonker & Dean Tippet» is an album with an easy accessible thoughtfulness turning out to be quite contagious. «Script» or «Lorelei» are perfect examples of how a song can sound somehow sad, but still can resonate with lots of delight and hope. At the end – at the very latest with «A World Asleep» – all of this whet one’s appetite for more songs in this vein.
Songs that can ease the pain and shed some light in darker days. Songs you just can’t get enough of.
Sonar Kollektiv was founded in 1997 by Jazzanova. Designed as a platform for own releases it soon attracted numerous new discoveries and like-minded musicians to lead their trumps right here. Still it was never the intention of Sonar Kollektiv to pursue one specific sound or provide an already existing scene. Each and every release on the label (400 and counting) was at all times meant to illustrate the musical taste of the collective, its flavourful development and recollection of past sounds.
All releases have one common denominator: It’s music made out of passion - from and for music lovers.