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Dutch Special

Friday 30 May 2008 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

A focus on the Dutch avant-jazz scene with live sets from Trio Braam/De Joode/Vatcher and quirky tentet The Astronotes; plus an interview with veteran improv/jazz drummer Han Bennink.


1 hour 30 minutes


Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Robert Abel

Trio Braam/DeJoode/Vatcher recorded on the 24th January 2008 at the Pizza Express, London


Michiel Braam - piano
Willem DeJoode - double bass
Michael Vatcher - drums

Age Conns Things
Hotch As Ginseng
Change Sight San

(All compositions by Michiel Braam)


Jez presents a feature on contemporary jazz in the Netherlands

Includes interviews with pianist, composer & bandleader Michiel Braam, Bimhuis director Huub van Riel and drummer Han Bennink.

Tracks featured:

Artist Han Bennink
Title Nerve Beats
Composer Han Bennink
Album Title Nerve Beats
Label Unheard Music Series
Cat No. UMS/ALP206CD

Artist Han Bennink
Title Bim B
Composer Misha Mengelberg
Album Title Bennink Mengelberg
Label ICP
Cat No. ICP023

Artist Han Bennink / Misha Mengelberg
Title Where Is The Police?
Composer Misha Mengelberg
Album Title ICP010
Label ICP
Cat No. ICP010


Artist Guus Janssen
Title Hi Hat
Composer Guus Janssen
Album Title Klankast
Label Geestgronden
Cat No. Geestgronden 9


Artist Corkestra
Title Zand 1
Composer Cor Fuhler
Album Title Corkestra
Label Data Records
Cat No. DATA 044


Astronotes recorded at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam on the 11th April 2008


Felicity Provan - cornet
Joost Buis - trombone
Jan Willem van der Ham - alto sax, bassoon
Tobias Delius - tenorsax, clarinet
Frans Vermeerssen - baritone sax
Paul Pallesen - guitar
Achim Kaufmann - piano
Wilbert de Joode - double bass
Alan Purves - percussion
Michael Vatcher - percussion

Zest for a Zizz
Basil Outside

(All compositions Joost Buis)


Pictures of the Bimhuis, Amsterdam available at:


McCoy Tyner Trio + Joe Lovano play Ronnie Scott's, London on Saturday 31st May


McCoy Tyner - piano
Joe Lovano - tenor saxophone
Eric Kamau Gravatt - drums
Gerald Cannon - bass

On The Outside Festival:

Note change of venue - the original venue 'The Round' has closed at short notice.

The Festival will now take place at:
Gateshead Old Town Hall,
West Street,

All other aspects of the Festival - the artists, programme, tickets prices, etc - remain the same.

Tickets available via 0191 265 5699 / 0191 234 2865 / info@jazznortheast.co.uk

Festival line-up:

From the USA:
Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar)
Cooper-Moore (piano & home-made instruments)
Sabir Mateen (reeds)
Joe McPhee (tenor sax & pocket trumpet)

From Europe:
Wilbert de Joode (double bass)
Aki Takase (piano)
John Tchicai (reeds)

From the UK:
John Edwards (double bass)
Tony Levin (drums)
Maggie Nicols (voice)
Steve Noble (drums)
Alex Ward (clarinet & guitar)


Vote in this year's BBC Jazz Awards via http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/jazzawards2008/

Watch video from the Jazz On 3 live show at the Cheltenham Festival via the Jazz On 3 website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazzon3

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