On August 4th I received a review on my album ‘Pick Up Your Bass’ from rakenDra Smit on the NTB website.
“Bassplayer/composer Simone Croes hits you hard with her debut album. In the opening- and title track of ‘Pick up your Bass’ she gives us an example of her skills on the bass guitar that stand out from anything else (…) beautiful build up of the tracks on this album (…) Her virtuosity serves the music (…) Impressive!”
watch the full review here (in Dutch)
The review was written by rakenDra Smit.
On 22 juli I received a review from Germany from the website www.musikreviews.de
Here are some quotes:
“Superb bass playing” (…) ” Not only musicaly, but also soundwise: ‘Pick Up Your Bass’ is a masterpiece”
“With one strike Simone Croes ensures herself a creditable spot between the very best jazz bass players”(…) “a Debut masterpiece”
The review was written by Thoralf Koß.
On June 7th 2017 the Dutch website jazznu.com (translation in English: jazznow.com) wrote a review on my album ‘Pick up Your Bass’.
“Pick up your bass is a remarkable CD.
(..) She succeeded in incorperating a lot of different music styles, with the bass guitar at the centerpoint, in the same tradition as bass gods like Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller.(…)
The diversity in styles fascinates because of the smart way in which Simone has composed her music. (…)
She has developed a strong sense for melody and harmony, and swings like no other when she uses her slap technique.” ( Rinus van der Heijden)
Read the full review (in Dutch) here:
Jazznu.com review Pick up Your Bass
The review was written by Rinus van der Heijden.