Tineke Postma’s most recent record “Freya”, released in March, was created in New York in 2018 – with Ralph Alessi on trumpet and Dan Weiss on drums, amongst others. The album, she admitted in an interview, is also inspired by Jack de Johnette, Roscoe Mitchell and Muhal Richard Abrams 2015 (Made in Chicago), who she experienced at a festival. She was blown away by their creativity, energy, adventurous improvisation and magical sounds. This impulse can be heard on her new album; one gets the impression that the alto and soprano saxophonist has ventured a step further into freedom and courage. Her quartet transports this essence live: Postma draws on a thousand ideas, on her ability to fantasize and on all the techniques she has developed over the years. Postma has been firmly established in the scene for a solid 20 years. In the 90s she studied with David Liebman and Chris Potter; her mentors include Lee Konitz, Greg Osby and Terri Lyne Carrington, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock; pianist Geri Allen, who died three years ago, was also an important influence. The list of musicians she has played with is long. She has drawn on all her experiences and lets it all flow into her own exiting artistic work.