Liner notes

I first heard about maestro Rook, some months ago. Then after continuous raves about his playing, I finally had a chance to hear and interact with him myself at an informal gathering at the house of a great friend and very talented drummer (Mr. Steve John  More...

‘Dangerous Cats’, in the jargon of the American hipster, are musicians who are so good they’re almost scary, especially if you’re a competitor. Dutchman Robert Rook used the term to name his latest CD, and he can wear the name hims  More...

Hymn For Fall This jazz waltz was intuitively shaped by its melody and has a structure that favours the improviser. The tune is without cryptic concepts but does include a few turns I consider the TW Andersen personal bit. Drummer Dick Verbeeck thrives pa  More...

This CD, my friends, is a little gem! The ingredients, as follows: three fine musicians who are comfortable with each other and passionate about the music. They achieve a perfect balance at every dynamic level – the key word is, intuitive. Jimmy Hal  More...

Liner Notes, Out From a Cool Storage. I wish I could give you a good concise explanation about this music. If I said Jazz and you responded by being curious it would be easy. Is there a description of music that helps before listening? Could I give you a   More...

A dramatic situation occurs when the band lays out and offers the bass player a solo for approximately forty-five seconds….. “What to do?” Since I first became acquainted with the bass at age thirteen, I was encouraged by friends and fam  More...

The name Line Up originates from Lennie Tristano`s famous variation of the same name, based on “All Of Me” from 1955. This jazz recording was presumably the first to use multi-track with bass and drums recorded in advance. Tristano`s solo had   More...