Lucas van Merwijk is internationally recognized for his drumming with major Latin bands such as Nueva Manteca and the Cubop City Big Band. In the new edition of his Music Machine he sought a more intimate setting and found piano talent Norman Peplow to participate. Together with Thelonious Monk Award winner Ilja Reijngoud on trombone and Venezuelan top bassist Samuel Ruiz on baby bass, they give quirky twist to the rich Caribbean music repertoire.
The group was working on a new album titled Caribbean Postcard. Eleven beautiful melodies from the islands and coasts of the Caribbean, edited and performed in a special way.
Lucas van Merwijk | Drums
Ilja Reijngoud | Trombone
Samuel Ruiz | Bass
Norman Peplov | Piano
De Volkskrant: Quotes:
Courant of The Hague:
'Ilja is a master in sounds, his fabulous technique always supports his search for beautiful melodies and improvisations'
‘Lucas van Merwijk is one of the great drummers of our time. He lays down so much good stuff that even the eyes of a trained drummer can't catch it all’