Trumpet player Jan van Duikeren is the third band member to record his compositions with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, resulting in another great CD: Scribblin ‘(2012).
In a sense, this CD marks a new step in the development of the orchestra. Jan van Duikeren finds his inspiration not only in jazz, but also in the contemporary, very varied music scene.
So we hear contemporary grooves (for example in the opening of Black, White & Brown), swinging bop beats (Happy Quick Licks), all perfectly kept together by the masterful drums of Martijn Vink.
The inventive arrangements are from Henk Meutgeert and Rob Horsting. Also listen to the impressive solos of pianist Peter Beets, tenor saxophonists Simon Rigter and Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, Joris Roelofs on bass clarinet, trombonist Bert Boeren and guitarist Martijn van Iterson. Naturally, Van Duikeren himself performs the most, confirming in his play the statement he made earlier in an interview: ‘I play just as rhythmically as the drummer.’