Willem Kiewiet de Jonge - trombone, vocals & whistle (composer, arranger)
Robbie Carree - drums
Leo Bouwmeester – piano & keyboard
Jeroen van Helsdingen – piano (1, 7, 11, 14)
Jens Larsen – guitar
Axel Gunning – guitar (2, 3, 9, 10)
Frans Bouwmeester – accoustic bass
Florian Friedrich – bass guitar ( 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14)
Ellister van der Molen - trompet & bugel (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Robert Bogaart – trompet (5 lead, 6, 14)
Carlo Banning – sopraan, alt & tenor saxophone (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Thijs van Otterloo – sopraan & tenor saxophone (1, 7, 11, 14)
Additional keyboards by Bert Smorenburg
Recorded at: Vinkenlaankerk - Noordwijk at 20, 21 & 22 november 2008
Recorded by Thomas Guijt, Anton van Hooidonk & Erik van Rijn
Mixed by Bert Smorenburg at Smoor Studio (R’dam) www.smoor.nl
Produced by Willem Kiewiet de Jonge
When I was studying classical trombone at the royal conservatory in the Hague, my theory teacher Mrs. Kien used to say: “you have to know your cliché’s”.
Growing up in the 60es, 70es & 80es my personal musical cliché’s turned out to be; Tv & film tunes, jazz, pop and classical music.
If you listen to these compositions you will be able to pick out melodic quotes, harmonic progressions or a bass-line that has its roots in the before mentioned musical fields.
Recording these songs has been an adventure. Just like on the first cd (Not the 7 Samurai) we recorded the whole band “live” in one room. And just like in 2004 we recorded some 20 tunes in 2 ½ days, no more than two maximum three takes per song. Recording went fast, mixing the tunes took a lot longer.
While working on this project, as the recording date’s neared, I started getting ideas for new songs. Captain Kirk was a tune I finished shortly before we started. It was the last song we recorded, none of the musicians had seen the music before. We played it through once and recorded it once. It turned out to be one of my favourite pieces on the cd (Robbie Carree told me the groove is called “flat tire” a kind of Polka) I love it. But, as with children, I love all the tunes on this disc. I even like the once that are not on it. Maybe you’ll hear those on a later date.
I sincerely hope you will enjoy this music as much as we did making it.
Willem Kiewiet de Jonge
Many thanks to all the great musicians who made this project possible.
Special thanks to Thomas, Anton, Erik.
(original list of songs on the Cd)
1. Wild Bill 5.35
solo’s: Thijs van Otterloo (spr.sax), Jens Larsen (guitar), Robbie Carree (drums)
2. As good as it Getz 5.11
solo’s: Leo Bouwmeester (keys), Ellister vd Molen (bugel)
3. Dag meneer Koek (tribute to Ramses Shaffy) 3.32
solo’s: Ellister vd Molen (bugel), Leo Bouwmeester (keys)
4. Praise your Lords (many thanks to Bennie Hill & Johannes Brahms) 3.06
solo: Carlo Banning (t.sax)
5. At first sight (for Ineke) 6.49
solo’s: Carlo Banning (t.sax), Leo Bouwmeester (piano)
6. Midnight Cowgirl (tribute to Willem Hakkaart) 3.53
solo’s: Jens Larsen (guitar), Carlo Banning (spr.sax)
7. Watch Out (for my brother) 2.46
solo’s: Thijs van Otterloo (t.sax), Jeroen van Helsdingen (piano)
8. mr. Joe Bangels (tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.) 2.48
solo’s: Willem KdeJ (whistle), Jens Larsen (guitar)
9. Nina (for my brothers dog) 4.07
solo’s: Leo bouwmeester (piano), Carlo Banning (t.sax)
10. John Boys Pimple (tribute to Jerry Goldsmith) 4.00
solo’s: Ellister vd Molen (trp.), Florian Friedrich (bass)
11. Moore or Less (tribute to Roger Moore) 5.19
solo’s: Ellister vd Molen (bugel), Jens Larsen (guitar)
12. Song for my Mother (many thanks to Horace Silver) 3.59
solo’s: Ellister vd Molen (trp.), Leo Bouwmeester (keys), Robbie Carree (drums)
13. Ich bin OK, Du bist OK (for the OK personeel of the AMC and the Deo Ziekenhuis - Haarlem) 2.49 solo’s: Willem KdeJ (whistle), Jens Larsen (guitar)
14. Fanfare & Captain Kirk 4.48
solo’s: Thijs van Otterloo (spr.sax), Willem KdeJ (trb.)
Total time: 59.49 min.
All compositions, arrangement & lyrics by Willem Kiewiet de Jonge
Bonus Track's :
- Kamekaze Lovebird
(sax solo by Carlo Banning)
- No Smoking
(sax solo by Carlo Banning, trombone solo by Willem Kiewiet de Jonge)