Basement sessions: Historic Dutch jazz recordings, Part 13

This programme is part of the series Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz Recordings
Boy Edgar in 1964 with the Wessel Ilcken Prize ,designed by Jan Wolkers and later renamed in his honor (© Nationaal Archief/ Nijs/Anefo)

Producer David Swatling and host Hans Mantel delve into the Radio Netherlands’ jazz archives. This programme contains historic recordings made in Radio Netherlands’ famous Studio Eleven. They include Boy’s Big Band, founded by Dutch American Edgar Boy and under the direction of no less than Theo Loevendie, who later became a well-known contemporary composer. In this programme, we also present the Misha Mengelberg Quartet, which helped spearhead the Free Movement of the 60’s and 70’s, singer Ann Burton (1933-1989) and an unusual Studio Eleven feat (it was a big studio): a combined performance of “Swanee” by the entire Dutch Swing College Band together with the Royal Marine Band of the Netherlands.

Producer: David Swatling

Host: Hans Mantel

Broadcast: July 31, 2004

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