Vocals: Brent Carter
Trumpet: Rik Mol
Mixed and produced by: Dutchflower
Horns: The Jayhorns (www.jayhorns.com)
Bass: Reggie Washington
Guitars: Peter Tiehuis
HammondB3/Synths: Stefan Schmid
Percussion/programming/Additional Synths: Dutchflower
Music and text by: Rik Mol, Dutchflower, Ivan Peroti
Mastered by: Ivo Statinski
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🎅🏻Merry Xmas everybody!🎄Here it is, the second track of my cover series! In this cover series I can shamelessly record my guilty pleasures. I have always been crazy about Christmas, last year my Christmas tree was up until March! And I love Christmas music with the absolute favorite 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' by Frank Sinatra.
Together with Dutchflower and Rob van Bavel I made a new version of this holiday classic. Hope you enjoy!
Rik Mol performing 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'
Musicvideo by Wunderbähr Pictures in association with Tiger Productions.
Director: Marjolein Van Panhuys
Production: Marieke Smits
Director of Photography: Luuk de Kok
Steadycam Operator: Jasper Van Gheluwe
Camera assistent: Michael Baatje
Gaffer: Friso Tjalma
Allround setassistent and technical support: Jeroen Roland
Scenario: Paul Bontenbal
Montage and colorgrading: Jelle Helwig
Styling Rik Mol: Diana Wielemaker www.dianawielemaker.nl
Santa Claus: Roel Ypma
Little boy: Silvan Mol
Flugelhorn: Rik Mol
Keys: Aurora Hentunen
Sleighbells: Hanna Marteijn
Moog bass: Jonas Paenen
Drums: Kobe Gregoir
Trumpet: Martijn De Laat
Trombone: Jel Jongen
Music by Rik Mol, Dutchflower and Rob van Bavel
Produced and mixed by: Dutchflower
Mastered by: Ivo Statinski www.statinski-mastering.nl
Horns: Allard Buwalda, Rik Mol and Jel Jongen (www.jayhorns.com)
After a concert of mine, I happened to meet my friend and director Marjolein van Panhuys. We had not seen each other for a long time and talked to each other about the projects we were both working on. I told enthusiastically about my new cover series and that the second track in the series was a Christmas song. A long-cherished wish from me! Long story short, Marjolein suggested to make a music video together.
We had 6 weeks until Christmas so there was no time to lose. My agenda had 2 free days in December so that was the only option for the video recordings.
Can't believe it's finally out there!
Here you go guys! On this fine sunny day, a brand new song from my forthcoming album 'Infinite Mirrors' has now been set free - hope you enjoy!
This one's called THE RESIDENT
Make sure y'all like and share this if you rocking with me! 🙏
Rik Mol | THE RESIDENT
written by: Rik Mol & Dutchflower
mastering by: Statinski Mastering
mixed, produced & programming by: Dutchflower
executive producer: Rik Mol
solo trumpet & barista: Rik Mol
horns: the Jayhorns (Rik Mol, Serge Plume, Allard Buwalda, Jel Jongen) & Martijn de Laat
keys: Stefan Schmid, Lennard Vink, Dutchflower
bass: Reggie Washington
guitar: Evert Zeevalkink
Trumpeter Rik Mol takes centre stage in television programme ‘The new Stradivarius’
The new Stradivarius with Miel Adams and Rik Mol: Friday the 21 st of July, 20:25 at NPO2.
Trumpeter Rik Mol will be featured in the AVRO TROS television programme ‘The new Stradivarius’ on Friday the 21st of July. During which he will pursue his favorite instruments by idols Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. Upon his return to Amsterdam he spends his spare time designing his own trumpet, inspired by his heroes Armstrong and Davis, and manufacturing the instrument under guidance of trumpet builder Miel Adams.
Rik is generous enough to give us a taste of what to expect: “We really collaborated with each other during this project and poured our hearts and souls into the instrument. It was an intense experience, being able to learn more about such a noble craft. There were some errors made, since I wanted everything to be as perfect as possible. Working on an instrument for ten hours a day can take its toll but I am very proud of the result and cherish it immensely.”
Trumpet builder Adams is, amongst other things, known from his collaboration with American musician Christian Scott, who also submits his own design. This is, however, the first time that a musician himself becomes part of the building process.
How the extraordinary instrument sounds can be heard in Rik’s new single ‘The Resident’. An instrumental piece written especially for this particular instrument that can be found on the new album, Infinite Mirrors vol.1 (to be released later this year). Fun fact: Rik is in the process of having engravings made for the trumpet, based on the clean, artistic lines from the accompanying music video.
Find the new music video for The Resident here, in which Rik plays on his new, jointly built instrument.
written by Angelique van Os
translated by Romina Slabber