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Bert van den Brink


  • Type CD+DVD video
  • Label Challenge Jazz
  • UPC 0608917015324
  • Catalog number CHR 70153
  • Release date 02 October 2009
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About the album

Bert van den Brink: piano | Hein Van de Geyn: bass | Hans van Oosterhout: drums

Live recording from early dec. 2007 at 'Porgy & Bess' in Terneuzen (the Netherlands).
Eight strongly blues-influenced  extended (67 minutes overall) pieces, all (except Irving Berlins classic Cheek to Cheek) Bert van den Brink originals. The opening piece 'For Horace' immediately sets the mood: the soul of Horace Silver from his famous trio recordings is unmistakable present, not only in this piece, but throughout the whole CD. At the same time the typical contemporary Van den Brink/Van de Geyn subtle classical rooted poetry elevates the music far above mere epigonism. It is Bert van den Brinks miniaturism in a strongly magnified way.

On the DVD ‘My piano is a mirror’ can be found a documentary about the musical life of Bert van den Brink.

Harmonica player Jan Verwey in his own radioshow on Concertzender


image Our 'own' harmonica player Jan Verwey is busy not only with playing but he also has a jazz radioshow two times a month on Concertzender, called “HOLLAND JAZZ”. It can be heard live on the cable every 1st and 3rd tuesday of the month, and also on demand, via the website of Concertzender, at any time you want.Jan programs his own show and the last edition was about three Dutch ...

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