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From: Netherlands

Jazz, instrumental jazz, contemporary jazz

Hi, welcome

I am a jazz trombone player and composer from the Netherlands. Over the past years I have produced 2 CD's, Dance of the Penguins and What a romance. But this wasn't possible without the contribution of such fine players as Corrie van Binsbergen, Tobias Delius, Wilbert de Joode and Charles Huffstadt. On the 3rd CD Space this line-up is extended with the Zapp! String Quartet and Ab Baars on clarinet.

The 4th, PROOST, was commissioned by NOS Radio and recorded live at the Klap op de Vuurpijl in Amsterdam, organized by Willem Breuker.

Plint! is an EP, with only one new release, the title song, performed with Delius and De Joode but with Martin van Duynhoven on drums.

Recorded by VPRO radio live in O42 Arnhem, the Netherlands.

The main reason to publish this EP is the marvellous solo by Tobias Delius on tenor, and to give you an introduction to my music.

To 2 tracks of Space, On the beach & In the deep blue sea, I added a video

I think listening to music on YouTube and looking at a photo is a quite boring setting. So I jumped in the car and drove to the beach and Amsterdam to shoot some video. As you will notice the videos are from a superb ‘home-made’ quality, so I don’t expect an Oscar or any other movie award. I even think the local video club wouldn’t accept me.

Check out the sheet music section if you would like to play one or more of these tunes. For listening without my distracting video contributions please find a nice seat, all tunes are available on major streaming services like Spotify, Deezer, Rhapsody, R’dio and on CD. But a long car ride is also an option.

At this moment I am working on a new project

Make money, not love

with Bastiaan Geleijnse

For updates about this project and to keep you informed please subscribe to the newsletter and receive a free set [score, parts & lead sheets] of Plint, the title song from my EP.

As an addition to the scores of another track I produced also a video, published on the same channel on Youtube. Don’t worry, it is just a real time score reading video of Bank for a traditional bigband line-up, but with the 1st alto playing the lead and solo.

No more beaches and bikes.

best wishes, chris abelen