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A lot has been said and written about alto-saxophoneplayer Piet Noordijk since he started his professional career nearly 60 years ago in his hometown of Rotterdam. And rightfully so! For Piet is a typical no-nonsense person who speaks and plays straight from the heart. He developed his extraordinary talent on the alto and tenorsax by playing almost nightly in one of the many clubs that featured any kind of music in and around the largest port of the world. Sometimes he would be joined by his older brother and mentor Kees, who was a tenor player as well and an excellent accordeonist. After succesfully finishing his clarinet studies at the Rotterdam conservatory, he eagerly joined the many musicians who had been deprived of jazz during the second world war anbegan an impressive carreer as a soloist and section leader in the many (big)bands that craved his unique abilities
by Jack Bowers
In the decade spanning 1960-70, composer / saxophonist Boy Edgar (1915-1980) led one of The Netherlands' most acclaimed and adventurous big bands, a contemporary of the massive Metropole Orchestra and precursor of the renowned Dutch Jazz Orchestra. Return consists of nine never-before-released concert performances recorded during the band's heyday in 1965-66 including the first recording of ...