Basement sessions: Historic Dutch jazz recordings, Part 6

This programme is part of the series Basement Sessions: Historic Dutch Jazz Recordings
Peter Ypma at the drums, Pim Jacobs at the piano and his brother Ruud on bass in 1982 (© anp/

Producer David Swatling and host Hans Mantel delve into the Radio Netherlands’ jazz archives. This programme features recordings by 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 (1941-1983) performing with his quartet at the electric piano.

Producer: David Swatling

Host: Hans Mantel

Broadcast: August 28, 2004

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