Producer David Swatling and host Hans Mantel delve into the Radio Netherlands jazz archives. This program features recordings of tenor saxophonist Toon van Vliet’s Quartet performing “St. Thomas” in 1957. Van Vliet was also a member of The Ramblers, founded in the 1920’s and the longest existing dance band on earth. We present live recordings of the Diamond Five, the most popular Dutch quintet of the 50’s and 60’s, of famous drummer Peter Ypma ((1942-2013) and his bebop group Peter Ypma plus Eleven, and Rob Franken performing with his quartet at the electric piano.
Produced and presented by David Swatling and Hans Mantel
This program was first broadcast on August 28, 2004