News

Recensieoverzicht: Day two of the North Sea Jazz festival is about the women’

Recensieoverzicht: Day two of the North Sea Jazz festival is about the women’

Photo: Harold Versteeg

During the 42nd edition of North Sea Jazz gifts Saturday, among others, Norah Jones, Solange, Mary J. Blige and Gladys Knight and a performance. NU.nl put the most reviews in a row.

Gladys Knight

Volkskrant Gives no stars

“Gladys Knight (73), which is a hefty in white put band had taken, was visibly moved by the warm welcome, and was found to be excellent voice. Only a pity that they as the concert progressed, more and more in a kwebbelmodus hit. (…) There was actually a bit too little time left to her biggest hit, Midnight Train To Georgia yet powerful to put down, which is a bit of an anticlimax.”

Click here to read the full review

The NRC Gives no stars

“Soulkeizerin Gladys Knight opted for the more traditional approach, backed up by a solid, in immaculate white, put soulensemble, she gave a superb performance filled with her greatest hits. The Nile-hall was packed and boiling hot, for the performance of a seasoned diva that applause was for her most impassioned, powerful strokes. They sang with beautiful nuances, controlled, full of feeling, and sometimes popping in full, and often in classical harmony with its strong chorus that the space was for a private Prince-medley.”

Click here to read the full review

The ear Gives no stars

“The Empress of Soul was 25 years ago for the last time on Dutch soil, on the North Sea Jazz festival. Now, after years of lobbying, she is finally back and the expectations were very high. (…) What Gladys Knight here at best gives you everything you of a legendary artist – one of the most beloved soulzangeressen ever – wants to hear. (…) Miss Gladys gives a complete masterclass in how to make a show, your band members cherishes and sharp, the audience involves, you thank stand, and so on. (…) What a hard to contain, as staggering as endearing overall experience.”

Click here to read the full review

The second day of the North Sea Jazz festival 2017

Solange Knowles was one of the most notable shows at the festival
© ANP

Gladys Knight surprised the audience with her band and strong voice
© Harold Versteeg

Mary J. Blige drowned the striking harmoniezang sometimes in a full bandsound
© Harold Versteeg

Jones aar languid lichthese voice, nevertheless, always a comfortable, familiar feeling
© Harold Versteeg

Guitarist George Benson during his concert at North Sea Jazz
© Harold Versteeg

The New York hiphop group earned in 1989 in the Netherlands a hit with Me, myself & I.
© Harold Versteeg

Share this photo via:

Back to slideshow

Solange

Volkskrant Gives no stars

“A highlight this year was the concert of Solange. Beautiful choreography, in which a in red stabbed the singer with her band and dancers beautifully synchronously moved, and a strong, powerful songs. The whole house looked like a moving painting, and it all sounded fantastic. Solange’s repertoire, however, appeared for the public at large what is too difficult, because you saw the initially full room slowly deflate. It was after eleven o’clock, what a cause could be.”

Click here to read the full review

The NRC Gives no stars

“The performance by Solange Knowles was one of the most notable shows at the festival. It was more than a concert; it seemed like it in red, bathing the stage in Maas hall, almost as though she was the central point of an impressive painting. (…) Solange has live no extreme vocal power but she brought her material with understated, dramatic belief in a slowly unfolding, visually disorienting show.”

Click here to read the full review

The ear gives no stars

“Her voice is less full than that of her sister Beyoncé, but this pleasantly light, with a huge range full kippenvelopwekkende tricks, and especially direct and touching. (…) Openers Rise, Weary and Cranes In The Sky and worries constantly for a lump in the throat, so emotionally gripping, they are. Piece for piece dikes of future r&b anthems on independence, personal growth and on how it is to live in black culture. It is obvious that Solange her soul and salvation has spent in the making of her widely acclaimed third album A Seat At The Table.”

Click here to read the full review

Norah Jones

The NRC Gives no stars

“That Norah Jones is back at jazz, was the message on her last album Day Breaks. Freer and in a more improvised form than they have so far made even. But at the North Sea Jazz festival, in a plusconcert for which paid extra had to be, she curiously little of it show. Jones grip behind the wing, with its five members on hammond organ and pedalsteelgitaar, especially back on the soft countrypop with a sober instrumentation. Her languid lichthese voice, nevertheless, always a comfortable, familiar feeling.”

Click here to read the full review

The ear Gives no stars

“In Tragedy and valve Flipside, we hear a new, rawer side of Jones. The are spirited songs with a lot of anger and frustration to be played. Finally, there is the desired contrast with a relaxliedje as Sunrise, that it of course even more beautiful and weelderiger from the paint. That Norah at the end of her show need to have a moderate rockabillyliedje to play in which she her solid guitar playing can showcase, we forgive her.”

Click here to read the full review

Mary J. Blige

The NRC Gives no stars

“Mary J. Blige began with her new single Love Yourself but focused in her set with her beautiful, raw karakterstem the most to its rich arsenal of r&b classics that quickly passed. At the beautiful Enough Cryin’ drowned the striking harmoniezang sometimes in a full bandsound, and by the fast sequence of the numbers had the concert sometimes be a bit routine.”

Click here to read the full review

The ear Gives no stars

“There appears to be little changed since she was with Maxwell in the Ziggo Dome was, a month or nine back. Still processed the diva her personal problems – a violent vechtscheiding and all its consequences – by means of a performance where we see the drama even at a great distance off to hear the dripping.”

Click here to read the full review

See also:
Recensieoverzicht: Grace Jones is eccentric, and ‘woozy’ at the North Sea Jazz

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular