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Dutch Jazz Orchestra/Rob Madna

Dutch Jazz Orchestra

Rob Madna Box

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Records
  • UPC 0608917326727
  • Catalog number CR 73267
  • Release date 01 October 2008
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John Ruocco /Jerry van Rooijen (disc 4) : conductor | Albert Beltman, Hans Meijdam, Simon Rigter, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, Nils van Haften /Ab Schaap (disc 4): saxophones | Friederike Darius: flute | Erik Veldkamp, Peter van Soest, Mike Booth, Ruud Breuls, Martijn de Laat, Ray Bruinsma, Jan Hollander, Jan Wessels /Jan Oosthof, Gerard Kleyn (disc 4) : trumpet | Martijn Sohier, Hansjörg Fink, Ilja Reijngoud, Bert Boeren, Martin van den Berg /Ben van Dijk (disc 4) : trombone | Rob van Bavel, Karel Boehlee: keyboards | Martijn van Iterson: guitar | Jan Voogd, Jos Machtel /Frans van der Hoeven (disc 4): bass | Theo de Jongh: bass guitar | Marcel Serierse/ Erik Ineke (disc 4): drums

Guest soloists: Tom Beek, Ferdinand Povel: tenor saxophone | Ack van Rooijen, Jan Wessels: flugelhorn | Maurice Kliphuis: horn | Disc 4 featuring: Rob Madna: piano, synthesizer, trumpet, flugelhorn | Toon Roos: soprano and tenor saxophones (disc 5): Rob Madna Trio: Rob Madna: piano, synthesizers, trumpet | Frans van der Hoeven: bass | Eric Ineke/ Dré Pallemaerts: drumsFour discs of this set contain the bigband arrangements of Rob Madna, played by the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, the fourth disc featuring Madna in person as soloist. The fifth contains a reissue of trio recordings, where Rob reveals himself even more as multi-instrumentalist. According to Madna, his sources where Count Basie, Oliver Nelson, Gil Evans, and most notably the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. By the mid-1960s Madna’s reputation as a true musician’s musician was such that Thad Jones asked him to join his orchestra as a pianist and arranger. Rob in all honesty felt that he was not original enough to bring something new to the sound of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. Jones, who only worked with the best, protested vehemently, but Madna wouldn’t budge.

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