Dutch Jazz Orchestra plays Boyd Raeburn ft. Buddy DeFranco & Lydia van Dam
New Orleans Jazz - Hot Club - Swing
Jan Wessels (conductor); Lydia van Dam (vocals); Albert Beltman, Hans Meijdam (alto sax); Nils van Haften (baritone sax); Leo van Oostrom (bass sax); Ab Schaap, Simon Richter (tenor sax); Eric Veldkamp, Jan Oosthof, Mike Booth, Peter van Soest, Ruud Breuls (trumpet); Hansjorg Fink, Ilja Reijngoud, Martijn Sohier, Martin van den Berg (trombone); Martijn van Iterson (guitar); Rob van Bavel (piano); Jan Voogd (bass); Eric Ineke; Bruce Raeburn, Buddy DeFranco, Hans van der Zanden, Jilt Jansma, Leonard Milek, Marco Kegel, Martijn de Laat, Peter Oosthof, Walter de Leur.
Sat 9 July 2005 19:00 - 20:15 Jan Steen zaal
In the year 2001 the Dutch Jazz Orchestra started a project that the band called The Impressionists. That project highlighted American jazz-composers who worked for the orchestras of Claude Thornhill and Boyd Raeburn. Those composers - a.o. Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan – applied the harmonic concepts of French composers such as Debussy and Ravel to jazz pieces for big bands. At North Sea 2005 the Dutch Jazz Orchestra will play compositions from the repertoire of saxophonist Boyd Raeburn with special guests clarinettist Buddy Defranco and vocalist Lydia van Dam. By 1945 Raeburn led an orchestra that was way ahead of its time playing the most radical arrangements of that period, for the greater part written by John Handy. Buddy De Franco was one of the soloists the band featured. Vocalists had to stand firm while the orchestra behind them was playing daring discords.