For ten years, trumpeter Ruud Breuls and sax player Simon Rigterwere in the front line of The Buddies in Soul, a quintet playing inthe hard-bop tradition, with pianist Cees Slinger and Rigter in thelead. After the sad death of Slinger in 2007, Breuls and Rigterfelt they were not ready to part. A new quintet was formed underthe name Ruud Breuls/Simon Rigter Quintet. Besides this duo, theline-up consists of Karel Boehlee, bassist Jos Machtel and drummerMarcel Serierse. Men who are all part of the cream of the Dutchjazz scene. This novel quintet is working with a brand newrepertoire and is able to reach great heights in a live setting,thereby never forfeiting the hard-bop tradition.