Mikael Szafirowski- guitar, bass guitar,
Wilbert Bulsink- hammond organ,
Christian Ferlaino – baritone sax,
Dirk Bruinsma- alto sax, bass guitar, compositions,
Nout Ingen Housz – drums, percussion.
Ever played a pump organ? Playing it is a rather intense job. You have to keep pumping the air whilst trying to impress with musical stunts. Well, this is even more the case with playing in the band PumpOrgan! We call our music Psychojive, which means keeping the pulse pumping whilst playing musical constructions that make your brain ache. Your body wants to move while your brain is short-circuiting. It’s the new therapy for lethargy! And PumpOrgan is ready for mass treatment.
PumpOrgan is a recently erected band playing a blend of stompin’ jive music with dissonant art rock and free jazz. Imagine where rock ‘n roll and rhythm and blues would have ended up if it had evolved in a progressive way and still had kept it’s rough and edgy sound. The music is wild, fast and overwhelming, pushing the players to their limits. The group leads you through crazy architecture where one would easily go astray.
A large part of the repertoire has been written as a composition commission for the North Sea Jazz festival edition 2011. With the latest line up we first played in dec. 2011 at TryTone in Amsterdam.
Fall 2012 we did a double bill with the norvegian group Elephant9 playing concerts in clubs around the Netherlands. After that we played a.o. at the Rumor festival in a double bill with the Ex.