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Dear John (vinyl)

Jan Van Duikeren’s JVD4

Dear John (vinyl)

Price: € 22.95 16.07
Format: LP 12inch
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917341928
Catnr: CR 73419
Release date: 09 September 2016
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Challenge Records
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0608917341928
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CR 73419
Release date
09 September 2016
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About the album

Music friends, that’s how trumpet player Jan van Duikeren puts his relationship to drummer John Engels. Inspired by their friendship, Jan started writing tunes for John and asked him for his favorite compositions to record. Their chemistry lead to the establishment of the quartet JvD4 in 2015 and to the recording of Dear John. Even before the recording of Dear john started in June 2015, the quartet was invited to play at Tokyo Jazz festival and some other Japanese venues. Both Jan and John love Jan. Jan performs in Japan almost every year, with Candy Dulfer, Trijntje Oosterhuis or Jazzinvaders. John, who turned 80 this year, experienced one of this career highlights in Japan in 1987, when he recorded a live record with Chet Baker.
'Dear John' ist ein Album über Freundschaft. Genauer: es ist ein Album über die Freundschaft zwischen dem Trompeter Jan van Duikeren (40 Jahre) und dem Schlagzeuger John Engels (80 Jahre). Eine Hommage des Jüngeren, der eigene Tunes für John komponierte, und eine Auswahl an geliebten Kompositionen des Älteren. Die Energie, die bei dieser Sammlung entstand, führte 2015 zur Gründung des Quartetts JvD4 und zur Aufnahme des Albums 'Dear John'.

Noch bevor die Aufnahmen für das Album im Juni 2015 begannen, wurde das Quartett eingeladen, beim Tokyo Jazz Festival und in einigen anderen japanischen Clubs zu spielen. Keine Frage, dass sie dieser Einladung zusagten, immerhin verknüpft John Engels wundervolle Erinnerungen mit Japan. Beispielsweise eine Live-Aufnahme aus dem Jahr 1987 mit keinem geringeren als Chet Baker.

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Artist(s)

Jan van Duikeren (trumpet)

With his distinctive sound and energetic and lyrical approach, Rotterdam-based trumpet player Jan van Duikeren (1975) now ranks among a new generation of prominent musicians in the Dutch jazz scene. His extensive musical interests and outstanding versatility have ensured his success as a much sought-after solo player and side-man. This popularity has secured him an impressive array of musical outings with leading artists and band representing virtually all music genres. The list of notable musical artists with whom he has performed includes Candy Dulfer, Bløf, James Carter, Paul Weller, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Sheila E, Gare du Nord, the Metropole Orchestra, Leon Ware, Diana Ross, Mathilde Santing, The Four Tops, Moon Baker, Alain Clark, Lionel Richie, New Cool Collective, Benjamin Herman, Liquid Spirits,...
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With his distinctive sound and energetic and lyrical approach, Rotterdam-based trumpet player Jan van Duikeren (1975) now ranks among a new generation of prominent musicians in the Dutch jazz scene. His extensive musical interests and outstanding versatility have ensured his success as a much sought-after solo player and side-man. This popularity has secured him an impressive array of musical outings with leading artists and band representing virtually all music genres.
The list of notable musical artists with whom he has performed includes Candy Dulfer, Bløf, James Carter, Paul Weller, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Sheila E, Gare du Nord, the Metropole Orchestra, Leon Ware, Diana Ross, Mathilde Santing, The Four Tops, Moon Baker, Alain Clark, Lionel Richie, New Cool Collective, Benjamin Herman, Liquid Spirits, Temptations, Paul Young, and Bob Brookmeyer.
Jan van Duikeren is currently performing with:
  • Fingerprint, his own band which also features Tom Beek, Martijn Vink, Jesse van Ruller, Manuel Hugas and Ronald Kool
  • Candy Dulfer, with whom he has been touring the main stages of the world for 15 years now. Jan is also responsible for a large section of Candy's brass arrangements as well as some compositions.
  • The Special Request Horns, Jan's own brass section including saxophone player Guido Nijs and trombone player Louk Boudesteijn, for whom he also writes and arranges music
  • The New Cool Collective Bigband
  • The Jazzinvaders
  • Caro Emerald. With the Special Request Horns
Compositions by Jan are played within all of these project, except for Caro.
In addition to playing with a wide range of artists, Jan has also written compositions and arrangements for the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Moon Baker, the Jazzinvaders, Gare du Nord, Liquid Spirits, Leona, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Sheila E, Leon Ware, The Players, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Xandra Willis, Mathilde Santing, Beef, Natalia, Thank God It's Friday (a live television programme in 2008 featuring Claudia de Breij), Rosemary's sons, Edwin Pennock and many others.

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Benjamin Herman (saxophone)

Benjamin Herman (9-5-1968) started playing the saxophone when he was twelve. Now, more than 20 years later, he has made a fantastic career and is considered to be Holland’s pride and joy on the saxophone. Not only did he start the successfull New Cool Collective and the New Cool Collective Big Band, he also performed all over the world with many great artists like a.o. Candy Dulfer, Michiel Borstlap, Saskia Laroo, Fra Fra Big Band, Rein de Graaf, Jesse van Ruller, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Idris Muhammad, Larry Goldings, Misha Mengelberg en The MetropoolOrchestra
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Benjamin Herman (9-5-1968) started playing the saxophone when he was twelve. Now, more than 20 years later, he has made a fantastic career and is considered to be Holland’s pride and joy on the saxophone. Not only did he start the successfull New Cool Collective and the New Cool Collective Big Band, he also performed all over the world with many great artists like a.o. Candy Dulfer, Michiel Borstlap, Saskia Laroo, Fra Fra Big Band, Rein de Graaf, Jesse van Ruller, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Idris Muhammad, Larry Goldings, Misha Mengelberg en The MetropoolOrchestra
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Karel Boehlee (piano)

Karel Boehlee is perhaps Holland's best-kept secret. I remember hearing him play in the early eighties, when I just returned from the United States. He was the first pianist of this kind of modern class I had ever heard in Holland. And on what level! Over the years Karel has improved and improved. The lines became more thoughtful, the harmony more precise; the rhythm was always very strong, but became larger, more in the pocket. Yet underneath all these ingredients there was always something more powerful: the sound! Karel's sound is unique; his touch just seems to reach you right in the centre of where music enters the soul. With impeccable taste Karel will always come up with something fresh,...
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Karel Boehlee is perhaps Holland's best-kept secret. I remember hearing him play in the early eighties, when I just returned from the United States. He was the first pianist of this kind of modern class I had ever heard in Holland. And on what level! Over the years Karel has improved and improved. The lines became more thoughtful, the harmony more precise; the rhythm was always very strong, but became larger, more in the pocket. Yet underneath all these ingredients there was always something more powerful: the sound! Karel's sound is unique; his touch just seems to reach you right in the centre of where music enters the soul. With impeccable taste Karel will always come up with something fresh, something his own and makes it sound so good.
So why is he a well kept secret? Well, Karel is a real player; he simply loves to go out and play. He will play with his old pals in little cafés, he will play with young and upcoming musicians, he will play with the best pop singers. Karel is a musician at heart. And the business doesn't know how to deal with this. The business wants exclusivity, wants to put a label on someone, wants an image. And somehow Karel is not playing that game. He is not chasing record deals; he is not showing his face at the right spots at the right time, he doesn't search for journalists to do interviews with him. He is busy doing what a musician should do: play music! It takes people with a broader outlook to recognise Karel's sublimity. He has recorded seven CD's for a Japanese label; they keep coming back. Karel is the favourite pianist of the legendary Toots Thielemans. Karel is loved by wonderful Dutch pop singer Trijntje Oosterhuis, who will seek him out whenever there is a chance. Real people know that behind this humble appearance a great pianist is residing.
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John Engels (drums)

Aram Kersbergen (double bass)

Composer(s)

Karel Boehlee (piano)

Karel Boehlee is perhaps Holland's best-kept secret. I remember hearing him play in the early eighties, when I just returned from the United States. He was the first pianist of this kind of modern class I had ever heard in Holland. And on what level! Over the years Karel has improved and improved. The lines became more thoughtful, the harmony more precise; the rhythm was always very strong, but became larger, more in the pocket. Yet underneath all these ingredients there was always something more powerful: the sound! Karel's sound is unique; his touch just seems to reach you right in the centre of where music enters the soul. With impeccable taste Karel will always come up with something fresh,...
more
Karel Boehlee is perhaps Holland's best-kept secret. I remember hearing him play in the early eighties, when I just returned from the United States. He was the first pianist of this kind of modern class I had ever heard in Holland. And on what level! Over the years Karel has improved and improved. The lines became more thoughtful, the harmony more precise; the rhythm was always very strong, but became larger, more in the pocket. Yet underneath all these ingredients there was always something more powerful: the sound! Karel's sound is unique; his touch just seems to reach you right in the centre of where music enters the soul. With impeccable taste Karel will always come up with something fresh, something his own and makes it sound so good.
So why is he a well kept secret? Well, Karel is a real player; he simply loves to go out and play. He will play with his old pals in little cafés, he will play with young and upcoming musicians, he will play with the best pop singers. Karel is a musician at heart. And the business doesn't know how to deal with this. The business wants exclusivity, wants to put a label on someone, wants an image. And somehow Karel is not playing that game. He is not chasing record deals; he is not showing his face at the right spots at the right time, he doesn't search for journalists to do interviews with him. He is busy doing what a musician should do: play music! It takes people with a broader outlook to recognise Karel's sublimity. He has recorded seven CD's for a Japanese label; they keep coming back. Karel is the favourite pianist of the legendary Toots Thielemans. Karel is loved by wonderful Dutch pop singer Trijntje Oosterhuis, who will seek him out whenever there is a chance. Real people know that behind this humble appearance a great pianist is residing.
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Jan van Duikeren (trumpet)

With his distinctive sound and energetic and lyrical approach, Rotterdam-based trumpet player Jan van Duikeren (1975) now ranks among a new generation of prominent musicians in the Dutch jazz scene. His extensive musical interests and outstanding versatility have ensured his success as a much sought-after solo player and side-man. This popularity has secured him an impressive array of musical outings with leading artists and band representing virtually all music genres. The list of notable musical artists with whom he has performed includes Candy Dulfer, Bløf, James Carter, Paul Weller, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Sheila E, Gare du Nord, the Metropole Orchestra, Leon Ware, Diana Ross, Mathilde Santing, The Four Tops, Moon Baker, Alain Clark, Lionel Richie, New Cool Collective, Benjamin Herman, Liquid Spirits,...
more
With his distinctive sound and energetic and lyrical approach, Rotterdam-based trumpet player Jan van Duikeren (1975) now ranks among a new generation of prominent musicians in the Dutch jazz scene. His extensive musical interests and outstanding versatility have ensured his success as a much sought-after solo player and side-man. This popularity has secured him an impressive array of musical outings with leading artists and band representing virtually all music genres.
The list of notable musical artists with whom he has performed includes Candy Dulfer, Bløf, James Carter, Paul Weller, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Sheila E, Gare du Nord, the Metropole Orchestra, Leon Ware, Diana Ross, Mathilde Santing, The Four Tops, Moon Baker, Alain Clark, Lionel Richie, New Cool Collective, Benjamin Herman, Liquid Spirits, Temptations, Paul Young, and Bob Brookmeyer.
Jan van Duikeren is currently performing with:
  • Fingerprint, his own band which also features Tom Beek, Martijn Vink, Jesse van Ruller, Manuel Hugas and Ronald Kool
  • Candy Dulfer, with whom he has been touring the main stages of the world for 15 years now. Jan is also responsible for a large section of Candy's brass arrangements as well as some compositions.
  • The Special Request Horns, Jan's own brass section including saxophone player Guido Nijs and trombone player Louk Boudesteijn, for whom he also writes and arranges music
  • The New Cool Collective Bigband
  • The Jazzinvaders
  • Caro Emerald. With the Special Request Horns
Compositions by Jan are played within all of these project, except for Caro.
In addition to playing with a wide range of artists, Jan has also written compositions and arrangements for the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Moon Baker, the Jazzinvaders, Gare du Nord, Liquid Spirits, Leona, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Sheila E, Leon Ware, The Players, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Xandra Willis, Mathilde Santing, Beef, Natalia, Thank God It's Friday (a live television programme in 2008 featuring Claudia de Breij), Rosemary's sons, Edwin Pennock and many others.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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Jacques Brel

Jacques Brel, in full Jacques Romain Georges Brel, (born April 8, 1929, Schaerbeeck, Belgium—died October 9, 1978, Bobigny, near Paris, France), Belgian singer and songwriter whose literate, passionate songs made him one of the most popular French-language musicians in Europe and gained him a worldwide following. Brel began writing stories and poems as a teen, but he was an indifferent student, and after his final year of secondary school he took a job with his father’s packaging company. While there he became involved with a philanthropic youth organization, and he started performing and writing songs as a member of that group. Brel began singing his compositions in Brussels cabarets in 1952, and the following year he released his first recording, a single that featured the songs “Il y a” (“There Is” or...
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Jacques Brel, in full Jacques Romain Georges Brel, (born April 8, 1929, Schaerbeeck, Belgium—died October 9, 1978, Bobigny, near Paris, France), Belgian singer and songwriter whose literate, passionate songs made him one of the most popular French-language musicians in Europe and gained him a worldwide following.

Brel began writing stories and poems as a teen, but he was an indifferent student, and after his final year of secondary school he took a job with his father’s packaging company. While there he became involved with a philanthropic youth organization, and he started performing and writing songs as a member of that group. Brel began singing his compositions in Brussels cabarets in 1952, and the following year he released his first recording, a single that featured the songs “Il y a” (“There Is” or “There Are”) and “La Foire” (“The Fair”) on its two sides. Although the single was only modestly successful, it caught the attention of a French recording executive, who invited Brel to move to Paris.

In 1953 Brel began singing in French cafés. He did not meet with immediate success, but he persevered, and his first album, Jacques Brel et ses chansons (“Jacques Brel and His Songs”) appeared in 1955. He finally broke through with the title song of his second album, Quand on n’a que l’amour (1957; “If We Only Have Love”), and by the end of the decade he was a star in France. His songs, frequently sharply satirical and often implicitly religious, also became hugely popular in much of Europe. His best-known songs, including “Ne me quitte pas” (“Do Not Leave Me”), “Amsterdam,” “Madeleine,” “Les Vieux” (“The Old Ones”), and “La Chanson des vieux amants” (“Song of Old Lovers”), were translated and recorded by numerous singers in other languages. Notable American recordings of Brel’s songs included Damita Jo’s “If You Go Away” (1966), a translation by Rod McKuen of “Ne me quitte pas”; Judy Collins’s “The Dove” (1963), an English-language version of “La Colombe”; David Bowie’s “Amsterdam” (1973) and “My Death” (1983), the latter a translation of Brel’s “La Mort” (1959); and Terry Jacks’s “Seasons in the Sun” (1974), McKuen’s rather cloying translation of Brel’s 1961 song “Le Moribond” (“The Dying Man”). Brel became best known in the United States, however, through the 1968 Off-Broadway revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which was revived on Broadway in 1972 and filmed in 1975, featuring translations by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman.

Brel announced his retirement from performing in 1966, with his final performance the following year, and he also released the album Jacques Brel 67. His next, and final, album, Les Marquises (1977), was rapturously received. A statue of Brel singing was unveiled in Brussels in 2017.

Brel also acted in 10 films from 1967 to 1973, two of which he directed. In addition, he adapted and translated the stage musical Man of La Mancha as L’Homme de la Mancha, and he both directed and played the lead in 1968 in Brussels and in a 1968–69 staging in Paris.


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Aram Kersbergen (double bass)

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