Factotum is a synonym for ‘Jack of all trades’, but literally means ‘do everything’. While ‘doing everything’ on a recording is impossible, Thijs de Klijn Quintet certainly cover a lot on their debut album. They move between African grooves, free jazz, swing and rock, and everywhere else they want to go. And with titles such as Nieuwegracht and De Werf really touch base in hometown Utrecht, too. The compositions are all originals by Thijs de Klijn, written for some of his favourite musicians from Berlin.
Thijs De Klijn Quintet is: Thijs De Klijn – guitar; Olga Amelchenko – alt sax; Musina Ebobisse – tenor sax; Thomas Kolarczyk – bass; Mathias Ruppnig – drums.