The Ploctones

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The Ploctones - Jazz Live Act in Rotterdam

The Ploctones Short Info

THE PLOCTONES is an experimental funkjazz quartet from The Netherlands, regularly referred to as ‘the four-headed monster’, ‘fireball from the low lands’, ‘anarchistic gang’ or ‘a mob of wild sled dogs’. After their 4th successful CD release on Challenge Records and a great tour in Holland (a/o North Sea Jazz Festival) as a result, it’s time THE PLOCTONES spread their wings towards new countries and new audiences!

So what is it that THE PLOCTONES blow through their microphones? Jazz rock, blues or funk? Latin, kaseko, punk, pop, r&b, country, bluegrass? It is all of that: THE PLOCTONES devour every great musical idea with pleasant greed and their joy is utterly contagious. They swing, howl, vibrate, bang and whack like nothing else. And if you would describe improvisation as 'a question of catching what goes around', then the Ploctones prove that they have perfectly tuned antenna for this.

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ANTON GOUDSMIT (guitar/composer for The Ploctones): for years the driving force behind New Cool Collective and part of Eric Vloeimans' FugiMundi. In 2010 Anton won the Boy Edgarprijs, thé Dutch Jazz Award. One of Goudsmit’s main other bands is Estafest (Jazzahead 2014, Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012). Goudsmit also performs with Fraanje/Mahall/Goudsmit/Rohrer. His latest success: teaming up with The Bad Plus on the November Music Festival!

MARTIJN VINK is ‘Holland’s best jazz drummer’, according to The Guardian, playing in various jazz and rock groups, a/o Metropole Orchestra, featuring numerous internationally renowned artists. Vink lived and worked in Germany, and played and/or recorded with a/o WDR Big Band, NDR Big Band, Mark Wyand, Frank Möbus, Dieter Ilg, Lutz Haefner, Till Brönner, Olaf Polziehn, Anke Helfrich, Achim Kaufmann, Nils Wogram, Lutz Büchner, Martin Sasse and Paul Heller.

EFRAIM TRUJILLO is a highly appreciated tenor- en soprano saxophonist, as well as a flute player. He masters his instruments so well that he always surprises his audiences as well as the band members on stage! Trujillo also performs in Fra Fra Sound, New Cool Collective Big Band and Rumbáta.

JEROEN VIERDAG is a versatile and creative acoustic and electric bass player. Seemingly cool and calm, he ‘grooves’ like hell and provokes his colleagues on stage. Vierdag performs in different groups, such as Amina Figarova Group and Nueva Manteca.

THE PLOCTONES & Andreas Schaerer
In 2012-2013 THE PLOCTONES teamed up with vocalist Andreas Schaerer for concerts in Holland and in Switzerland.

THE PLOCTONES is an experimental funkjazz quartet from The Netherlands, regularly referred to as ‘the four-headed monster’, ‘fireball from the low lands’, ‘anarchistic gang’ or ‘a mob of wild sled dogs’. After their 4th successful CD release on Challenge Records and a great tour in Holland (a/o North Sea Jazz Festival) as a result, it’s time THE PLOCTONES spread their wings towards new countries and new audiences!

So what is it that THE PLOCTONES blow through their microphones? Jazz rock, blues or funk? Latin, kaseko, punk, pop, r&b, country, bluegrass? It is all of that: THE PLOCTONES devour every great musical idea with pleasant greed a...

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Discography The Ploctones

  • 2014 PLOC! Album | Challenge Records/New Arts International
  • 2011 3... 2... 1... Album | Challenge Records/New Arts International
  • 2009 050 Album | Challenge Records/New Arts International
  • 2005 Live op het dak Album | VPRO Radio

Media

  • Video The Ploctones - live in Ams...
  • Video The Ploctones - Anton Gouds...
  • Video Ploctones @ Muziekcafé De W...

Origin

  • Rotterdam NL

Founded

  • 2004

Members

  • Anton Goudsmit guitar/composer
  • Efraim Trujillo saxophone
  • Jeroen Vierdag (electric) bass
  • Martijn Vink drums