David Becker has evolved into an outstanding instrumentalist of the international jazz guitar scene. With "Batavia", this American musician – who makes his home in Wuppertal and L.A.– has produced an album with a highly personal background: It documents the history of his family roots from Germany and Holland to Indonesia and tells their story of captivity in a Japanese concentration camp during WWII. The CD was recorded with founding DBT member and brother Bruce on drums, Bolle Dieckmann on bass and other guest performers such as Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets) on piano. The instrumentals are in the typical style of a modern jazz trio, or they appear as solo acoustic guitar pieces and even timelessly beautiful sound paintings. "Batavia" is an exciting, imaginative and emotional musical journey that carries the listener off into the wide world of an extraordinary person and musician.
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David Becker: acoustic guitars Bolle Diekmann: bass Bruce Becker: drums Aniela Perry: cello Matias Rubino: bandonian Al Vescovo: pedal steel guitar Ravi Knypstra: ac. bass Russel Ferrante: ac. piano Alexis Sklarevski: el. bass