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This website is reconstructed from the original one, build and published as far back as 2004. If you compare those days to what we are currently used to in terms of technology and display it is safe to say that we’ve come a long way and improved a heck of a lot.

To give you an impression I have saved a few bits and pieces of the original design of my website. Unfortunately I wasn’t so clever to make a few print screens before my website was removed from the web. But something is better than nothing, right? Right!

August 2010

NextSteps Projects Stage 6 underway!

My new studio is a marvel! I keep discovering new sounds and possible combinations every day. I have done a software upgrade of my Fantom G8 workstation recently and that sets me “back” a couple of notches: the possibilities have now so much as doubled it seems. As soon as I am ready with my first preparations I will put some of my efforts on YouTube as part of Stage 5 of my NextSteps Solo Projects. Stay tuned!

June 2010

NextSteps Projects Studio completely renewed!

I have completely renewed my studio and added the magnificent Roland Fantom G8 workstation and the Roland RD700GX Keyboard to my equipment. But that’s not all! To upgrade my studio live sound for YouTube purposes I have added the Roland KC880 Stereo Keyboard Amplifier and the Boss Dr. Rythm DR-880 Drum Computer. It’s like heaven for a solo performer like me. The amound of combinations of sounds, drums and effects is staggering. It’s going to take me a while to figure everything out but you may rest assured: Stage 5 of the NextSteps Solo Projects is coming real soon!

March 2010

New start and overview page for the NextSteps Series Solo Projects!

Over the years I have undertaken and still am undertaking numerous of musical activities captured in the various pages of this part of my website. To create somewhat of an overview I have created a start page specifically for the NextSteps Series Solo Projects. It provides direct links to all key aspects of the various projects: information, photo’s, audio tracks and video tracks.

February 2010

The NextSteps Series Solo Projects Stages 4 and 5 are about to go live!

In Stage 4 of the NextSteps Series Solo Projects I have done two solo acoustic piano concerts in 2007. These concerts are recorded both in my studio (audio tracks try outs) and on DVD (video tracks for YouTube purposes).  Go check it out but please note that this page of my website is a pre-release and under construction at this point in time. Thx.

In Stage 5 of the NextSteps Series Solo Projects I am taking my music to the next level: Bart Flos goes YouTube! Yahoo! Both my solo acoustic piano concerts are recorded on DVD and I have also done live studio recordings. Together with introduction and demonstration video’s you can get a clearer picture of what is going on my studio. Go check it out but please note that this page of my website is a pre-release and under construction at this point in time. Thx.

December 2009

May 2010 be full of music and creative spirit!

Let’s stay tuned next year and may your transition be a smooth one, filled with musical energy that stimulates you to make a difference! Tally-ho and Yahoo!

August 2009

NextSteps Series Solo Project 2006 – Stage 3 – MP3’s now available!

Go check it out on the sub menu “MP3 Tracks (Stage 3)”!!

I have added 45 music tracks to the MP3’s linked to my 2006 Stage 3 Solo Project. It incorporates three Solo Sampler CD’s with “The Best Of” all 22 CD’s recorded in 2006:

– CD32 (Jazz Sampler with Jazz, Latin, Fusion, Funk and Blues)
– CD33 (Beats & Grooves: check it out, you’ll love it!)
– CD34 (Solo Sampler with Solo Piano, Solo Jazz & Blues and Solo “Mood”) 

For both the YouTube and Stage 3 Project MP3 release I will use a limited emailing list to inform all interested.

July 2009

YouTube: status & progress2

It took a little longer than anticipated but the first preparations are finished. My solo piano concerts of 2007 and my live video studio recordings of 2006 are scheduled to appear on YouTube after the cutting, pasting and editing is done. Later on I will add new live studio video recordings as time goes by. Stay tuned…!

April 2009

YouTube: status & progress1

Well, the NextSteps YouTube Project hasn’t materialised just yet due to other priorities but it will not go away. I expect it to get underway somewhere in the next couple of months. Once initiated it will run itself, I would expect. Videotaping is easy and once the technician is on board I will be able to present it in a way that is informative, pleasing to the eye (I hope 🙂 and (hopefully) satisfying to the ear.

November 2008

New NextSteps Project: YouTube!

Here’s an interesting idea. Two of my live performances have been recorded on DVD and I am able to videotape in my studio whilst playing “live”. Actually, I have already recorded some of my compositions that way… Why not use that material to cut it into “viewable” chunks and produce it on YouTube? Yeah! I am going to need a “technician” to do the art work (I’m not much of a computer wizzard I’m afraid, correction, not much? Not at all! 🙂 and to edit the images with text referring to my website and all, but that should not be a problem. Hmmmm, let’s contemplate this for a while. It might open up a whole new ball game, a third dimension so to speak in presenting my music to a wider audience. Yahoo!

July 2008

No life performances scheduled for 2008…

My attention is currently focussed on writing my third manuscript. You can read all about it under Writing and Leadership. That doesn’t mean that I’m not working on my music though! I’m in my studio playing my piano almost every day and all new ideas and compositions are logged down to finetune my live stage program. Other ideas are also emerging but more about that later. Stay tuned!

February 2008

New live stage program ready!

Bart Flos has prepared a new live stage (MIDI) program with various selections of tunes in five categories: (1) Solo / Piano & Others, (2) Jazz & Latin, (3) Blues & Soul, (4) Fusion & Funk and (5) Beats & Grooves. The aim is to perform in small local theatres first with the help of specialised agencies to organise these events. To complete the “team” Bart is also looking for a sound engineer / MIDI specialist and (after a few solo “try out” performances) a drummer / percussionist.

October 2007

Second NextSteps Solo Piano concert “Frames of Mind” on Wednesday 21-11-2007 at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven!

In this second concert (performed in the Auditorium of the Conference Centre at the Strip of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven) Bart Flos will play a film script on the grand piano. It’s a dynamic piano concert playing “Mood Movie Music” and it will allow you to fantasise your own images. Check out Performance, Gigs, Agenda in the upper left column!


September 2007

New live stage program set up!

Parallel to the planning of solo (acoustic) piano concerts Bart Flos is preparing a new live stage (MIDI) program with various selections of tunes in five categories: (1) Solo Piano, (2) Jazz & Latin, (3) Blues, (4) Fusion & Funk and (5) Beats & Grooves.

July 2007

Second solo piano concert in preparation: NextSteps Series Solo projects: Piano Concert “Frames of Mind” [Mood Movie Music].

Inspired by the responses on the first solo piano concert Bart Flos has prepared a second program that will focus more on “Mood Movie Music”. It will be like listening to a live musical film score, aimed at stimulating the creation of movie images in the minds of the audience. It will still encompass various music styles but it will follow a fictive script of a fictive movie, including heroes, friends & foes, suspense, chases and romance. Stay tuned!

May 2007

NextSteps Series Solo Piano Concert scheduled on Wednesday 30th of May 2007!

Bart Flos will perform a solo piano concert in the Auditorium of the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven on Wednesday the 30th of May from 17:30 – 18:30 hours. Check it out under “Performance, gigs, agenda” on this page!

February 2007

Solo live acoustic concert programme in preparation!

Bart Flos is currently preparing a solo piano concert programme in 7 parts covering various styles in classical, pop, blues, jazz latin and “free” music. The aim is to schedule a “try out” concert for a selected audience and offer a musical journey based on the NextSteps Stage 3 output.

October 2006

Preparations underway for life performances based on the NextSteps Stage 3 activities!

Bart Flos is currently preparing for potential live performances based on the Stage 3 work in the NextSteps Studio. Basically three possibilities are being explored: (1) solo live performances on an acoustic grand piano, (2) solo live performances with the portable NextSteps MIDI Studio and (3) duo live performances with a percussionist. Combinations of these three are also investigated. Stay tuned for more information!

June 2006

NextSteps Stage 3 post-production phase finished!

The post-production phase of Stage 3 of the NextSteps Series Solo project is now finished. All CD’s have been finalised, designed and prepared for limited production and distribution. Due to the relatively large number of CD’s a “best of” recording process has been engaged to alow easier access to the idea’s behind the music.

The 17 new CD’s have been roughly paired in two’s producing 9 “joined” CD’s (no’s 23 through 31) which are subsequently brought back to 3 NextSteps Stage 3 Samplers: No 32 (Jazz Sampler), No 33 (Beats & Grooves) and No 34 (Solo Sampler). These last three have been merged into one producing No 35, NextSteps Series Solo Project 2006 Stage 3 – Sampler.

March 2006

NextSteps Stage 3 master production finished!

All pre-mastered MD selections have been recorded directly on CD by means of a TASCAM CD-RW750 Professional CD Rewritable Recorder without the use of real / virtual studio recording devices. “What you hear is how it’s been played”. The result is 17 new CD’s with 252 new and original compositions in 7 different styles producing 1145 minutes or over 19 hours of music! The post-production phase may now begin.

February 2006

All recording sessions for the NextSteps Series Solo Projects Stage 3 – 2006 finished!

All in all some 25 MiniDiscs of “full live studio sessions” have been recorded producing over 300 compositions in 7 musical styles: Solo Piano, Solo Jazz & Blues, Solo “Mood”, Beats & Grooves, Jazz & Latin, Fusion & Funk and Blues. The recording sessions have taken place between December 22nd and February 6th, immediately followed by the arduous task of analysing, selecting and premastering. Only the carefully selected “best of” recordings will make it to the CD’s.

November 2005

NextSteps Studio ready for recording sessions as part of Stage 3 of the NextSteps Series Solo Projects!

Alle programming and database preparations are complete. The NextSteps Studio is ready for the recording sessions now scheduled to start during the Christmas / New Years Break of 2005. Bart Flos will now fuse his new compositions with the various music and drum patches available.

September 2005

NextSteps Studio Programming half way!

Good progress is made in preparing the NextSteps Studio for the upcoming recording sessions. All drum and patch analysis are entered into a central database to allow easy access to the various combinations of sounds and compositions. Recording sessions are estimated to be scheduled by te end of this year.

August 2005

Good result from June mailing: contacts established!

The mailing sent out in June has produced interesting results. The HVT Magzine for Audio, Video and Software will place a review of all four NextSteps CD’s, Jazz Impuls has shown interest in programming the NextSteps Music on stage, several producing companies have requested to sent CD’s for further study and various contacts have established a communication link for closer contact. Reactions are still coming in but so far the results are promising.

June 2005

Big mailing sent out to the Dutch entertainment world!

Bart Flos has sent out a new mailing into the Dutch entertainment business based on latest information from the “Muziek & Beeld Second Edition Jaarboek 2004”. With over 1.500 business addresses the mailing spreads out wide across the Dutch entertainment network.

The aim of the mailing is threefold: (1) to bring www.bartflos.com under broader attention, (2) to seek contacts in the Dutch entertainment world and (3) to communicate Bart’s different musical aspirations.

May 2005

NextSteps Studio patch analysis and pre-selection complete!

All sounds, both instrumental and drums have been selected and logged. The NextSteps Studio is now sufficiently prepared for its next step: studio programming and drums / patches prioritisation. The aim is to enable a fast and practicle way to select combinations of sounds and drums for live studio performance.

November 2004

Mailing and solo performances in preparation!

Bart Flos is currently preparing a new mailing into the entertainment business based on latest information out of the “Muziek & Beeld Second Edition Jaarboek 2004”. It will address various contacts in the Dutch entertainment industry to seek out new connections. 
Based on the NextSteps Studio setup Bart Flos is also preparing new solo performances to try out new sounds and styles and seek connections with other musicians. Please check out “News” and “Gigs” to stay updated.

October 2004

Preparation for new series of NextSteps CD’s: Stage 3!

Preparations are underway for Stage 3 of the NextSteps Series Solo Projects. Based on the upgrade of the NextSteps Studio a process of patch analysis and pre-selection has been initiated. The airm is to prepare all studio equipment for recording sessions scheduled within a year.

September 2004

New Grand Piano Sound added to the Roland SRX Expansion Board Series: SRX-11

Roland has added the SRX-11 Complete Piano to the Expansion Program and the NextSteps Studio is proud to add this sound to its collection . It is the “most stunning multi-sampled grand piano to date” with a “lush, fully split 88-note acoustic grand that truly raises the bar in digital piano technology”. This grand piano will form the basis for all NextSteps Studio activities to come.

July 2004

Upgrade of NextSteps Studio!

The NextSteps Studio has been upgraded with new MIDI-equipment and Roland & Spectrasonics SRX Expansion Boards. All equipment is now integrated in two flight cases for easy transport and upgraded with a Roland XV-5080 Synthesizer Module, Eurorack Pro Line Mixer and Ultragraph Pro Graphic Equalizer. The Roland module has been extended with the latest expansion boards such as Platinum Trax and Big Brass Ensemble. And with the addition of a Boss DR-3 Rhythm Module the set is more than complete: it allows almost limitless combinations of sounds and styles.

March 2004

Release of three new CD’s! 

The NextSteps Series Solo Project has produced three new CD’s: Thoughts , Expectations and Connections . Go check it out! All information about the project, the CD’s and the music and how to listen and order is available now. MP3 tracks available including complete Bonus Tracks!

August 2002

New website under construction: www.bartflos.com!

Bart Flos is currently building a completely new website in close co-operation with Trin-iT Consultants in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This site aims to provide information about other occupations besides music, such as photography, writing and ICT related topics.

July 2002

Preparations for new albums underway: Bart Flos is working on four new CD’s in the NextSteps Series!

Bart Flos is working on a series of new jazz albums in the Next Steps Series. He aims to extend his work on the initial NextSteps album by working on four different styled CD’s. One will produce a new line of solo piano pieces; one will build on his love for acoustic jazz in quartet, quintet or sextet form. Another will focus on fusion/funk types of music and one (number four) will bring on a new combination of jazz and contemporary music such as house, dance, trance, drum ‘n bass, lounge, grounge and Jungle, Techno. 

All these albums will be produced solo with the help of a superb new digital piano of Roland, the RD700. This state of the art digital MIDI-machine allows him to master all the instruments required, but online en directly mixed from one single keyboard. Please stay tuned, demo’s will be available on this site. 

Whilst the new albums are currently prepared on Bart Flos’ mini-studio he is also planning a new studio session in the fall of 2002. More news will follow; stay tuned!

March 2002

New toy has come available: Bart Flos is now using the superb new digital piano of Roland: the RD700.

Bart Flos is currently preparing new solo activities using the latest technology in digital piano’s, the superb new keyboard flagship of Roland: the RD700. This piece of digital equipment allows him not only to enjoy magnificent 64 Mb wave-file sounds that are a tribute to the ear, but also provides the means to use live feel drum patches and rhythm patterns in countless variations. 

All sorts of musical styles are within grasp. From pure acoustic jazz piano (the new piano sound is better than ever!), groovy Fender Rhodes, nasty acoustic bass sounds, jazz-house, dance, lounge, Jungle, Techno, pop, fusion, funk; you name it, it’s all there in one machine! This will most certainly come together in new solo CD productions in the near future.

December 2001

Big CD NextSteps mailing extended. Bart Flos is widening his network in the Dutch music business!

Bart Flos is has sent out a mailing to about a 1.000 addresses in the Dutch music business, of which 300 are accompanied by his NextSteps solo CD. Aim is to combine this musical resumee with his business resumee and connect with studio’s, agencies, publishers, distributors, sponsors, advisers, pluggers, promoters and others. Bart is seeking out new connections and opportunities to hook up with people that are willing to share good idea’s about making, producing, promoting and managing music. Results will be published on this site so stay tuned regularly!

November 2001

Kind reminder: 5 easy steps to vote in the Jazzconncet Competition

Did you vote already? This is a kind reminder by providing 5 easy steps to vote for Bart Flos’ entry composition in the Jazzconnect Recording Competition. You can use both business and private e-mail accounts. If you have already complied: thanks again for your support and feel free to check out the score! 
Step 1: go to http://www.jazzconnect.com/competition/ 
Step 2: click on “register to vote” 
Step 3: enter your e-mail address 
Step 4: pick up your password in your e-mail box (don’t worry: it’s fast) 
Step 5: go back to step 1, enter the stage, listen & vote! 
Please contribute to the good spirit of this competition by voting honestly and not voting down others. Thank you.

October 2001

Bart Flos has entered the Jazzconnect Recording Competition in Washington DC!

Read all about it by checking out this site: http://www.jazzconnect.com/competition/ . Go to “Register to vote: Click here”, enter your e-mail address and you will be able to enter the stage and state your opinion about Bart Flos’ entry song: “Those Nasty Little Shepherds!” from his solo CD “NextSteps”. Listen to the other musicians entries and enjoy some excellent Jazz from around the globe! Thank you for your vote and support!

June / July 2001

Big CD NextSteps mailing in progress. Bart Flos aims to widen his network in the Dutch music business!

Bart Flos is currently preparing to send out a mailing to about 300 addresses in the Dutch music business. Aim is to distribute his solo CD NextSteps as musical resume to studio’s, agencies, publishers and others in order to seek out new connections and opportunities to hook up to people that are willing to share good idea’s about making, producing, promoting and managing music. Results will be published on this site so stay tuned regularly!

May / June 2001

Preparations for solo / duo / trio performances underway. Bart Flos reunites and plays with Laurens Smals on drums again!

Recently Bart Flos musically joined with Laurens Smals again in a reunion like event to set up a Bart Flos Duo (piano and drums). Laurens was drummer during the early years of the Sonic Blast Big (early nineties) and also played on numerous occasions in jazz quartet and quintets in that same period. They hit it off on Saturday the 21st of April and are currently working on a balanced set of originals and jazz standards. New rehearsals are planned for June. 

Bart also stays in contact with Koen Reesink (drums) and Ronald Bonel (bass) for future adventures in duo and trio Jazz.

April 2001

Juliana Prom Concerts April 2001 in Waalre, Noord Brabant. This year two nights in a row!

Like last year, Bart Flos again joined the “Harmonie Juliana Prom Orchestra” and “Bakerstreet Theater Band”. The preparations started January / February 2001. This year it was set to give a marvellous concert two nights in a row: Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of April. About a 1000 people in the audience, a total of about 100 musicians in the Orchestra and 10 musicians in the Bakerstreet Theater Band guaranteed a splendid full night of music in different styles. “Harmonie”, classical, jazz big band, pop music: everybody could find something of his or her liking. 

Reasons for Bart to join these kind of musical projects. “I think reasons are threefold. It’s a local event but handled in a professional way, it challenges me to study written down music again that is part of greater whole and last but not least: I am one out of 100 musicians in stead of being in the lead. Besides that: it’s a lot of fun too!”

December 2000

Live performance and CD presentation Thursday the 7th of December 2000! 
Bart Flos solo / duo / trio

Bart presented his NextSteps CD in Soos Plock / Live Jazz in Volkel, Noord Brabant on Thursday the 7th of December 2001. The performance took off in three parts, (1) a solo performance, (2) a duo performance with piano & drums and (3) a trio performance with piano, bass & drums. Koen Reesink from Eindhoven on drums and Ronald Bonel from Millingen on bass joined in. Some NextSteps songs were played, but also new duo and trio work as part of the Bart’s next steps and crossing over activities.

Date: Thursday 7-12-2000 
Place: Soos Plock / Live Jazz, Brabantstraat 6, 5408 PS Volkel 
Tel.: 31(0)413-273629 
Contact: Marc Poulussen, Heikantstraat 4, 5408 PZ Volkel 
E-mail: Soosplock@hotmail.com

October 2000

Bart Flos live on the radio!

Bart Flos played three of original tunes (two from his CD “NextSteps”) live in the Omroep Brabant Radio Studio’s in Tilburg, Noord Brabant, on Thursday the 26th of October between 12:00 and 13:00 hrs. This was part of a radio programme called “Dakterras” in which radio news is mingled with life studio music. Bart played “Crossing Over” and “Do The Bart Man Blues” and introduced a new tune, called “Catch It”, a funky blues.

Dance, House, Lounge, Jungle, Techno, Drum ‘n Bass, DJ’s

Basic goals

The projects that I am doing in the NextSteps Series activities might be split up into two basic goals:

  • Making the music that I like since I started playing the piano (Jazz, blues, funk, fusion, latin, pop);
  • Seeking connection with the music of today (dance, house, lounge, jungle, techno, drum ‘n bass).

When ever I’m out in town and visit bars, dancing’s or discotheques that play house and dance I always feel that it would be great if I could do my thing together with beats like that.

It would prove challenging to combine relatively complex music such as jazz with the specific sound and vibrations of house and dance. I would have to, I imagine, seek combinations of typical jazz chords and harmonisation and basic melody lines that form a kind a beacon in the ocean of contemporary beats. Let the beat build up, find a nice and low bass line, hit it with some jazzy and funky Fender Rhodes chords and spice it up with a tune that sticks. Seems like a lot of fun to do.

What do you think?

I mean, I’m seeking contact with DJ’s that can provide me with the groove of today so that I can listen, get caught and improvise along. It seems like an OK thing to do and will inject some new energy into the nightlife of today.

Hans Dulfer

To give you an example of some fine combinations of old and new: Hans Dulfer plays with DJ’s and live (electric upright) bass players and combines his jazz- and blues sound with the pounding beats of today’s jazz and house. I saw him playing at the Jazz festival in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with a DJ that also played live drums to his music and I was absolutely impressive and swinging. So you see, it is already done and I would love to find my way in this genre as well.

New projects

So, listen to the MP3’s of my fifth CD “Connections” and maybe, if you are a DJ or have connections in the world of DJ’s, we could get together and talk about possible co-operation. And remember, my CD Connections was never meant to compete with the specialists in this field. It’s just a practical way of producing idea’s on CD to use as basis for new projects.

As you will see on the page WANTED: musicians I am seeking contact with other musicians as well as stated below. And as you already might have learned from browsing my website, I am using state of the art MIDI technology and a superbly new digital piano of Roland, the RD700. More details about this below.

From web page WANTED: musicians.

Seeking a house / dance / jungle / techno DJ / beat specialist to work and play with

Now there’s something new and interesting to me! I have not seen much combinations of a DJ with a piano player (best thing that comes to mind is Hans Dulfer with his DJ band) and would love to work with new and modern house, dance, techno, jungle and lounge vibes. It would prove interesting to combine Jazz, Blues, Fusion and Funk (but also Pop) material with the exciting and pulsing beats of today’s pop music. It would be especially ideal if the DJ could play a limited drum or percussion set as well as I have seen in a Hans Dulfer house/dance combination. As stated before, my fourth CD, Expectations, did not incorporate the ambition of competing with specialists in this field; it only outline idea’s that I would like to work out with DJ’s. What do you think? Interesting?

From web page News: Earlier news flashes

February 2002 – November 2002

Preparations for new albums underway: Bart Flos is working on four new CD’s in the NextSteps Series!

Bart Flos is working on a series of new jazz albums in the Next Steps Series. He aims to extend his work on the initial NextSteps album by working on four different styles CD’s. One will produce a new line of solo piano pieces; one will build on his love for acoustic jazz in quartet, quintet or sextet form. Another will focus on fusion/funk types of music and one will bring on a new combination of jazz and contemporary music such as house, dance, trance, drum ‘n bass, lounge, techno and Jungle.

All these albums will be produced solo with the help of a superb new digital piano of Roland, the RD700. This state of the art digital MIDI-machine allows him to master all the instruments required, but online en directly mixed from one single keyboard. Please stay tuned, demos will be available on this site.

Whilst the new albums are currently prepared on Bart Flos’ mini-studio he is also planning a new studio session in the fall of 2002. More news will follow; stay tuned!

March 2002

New toy has come available: Bart Flos is now using the superb new digital piano of Roland: the RD700.

Bart Flos is currently preparing new solo activities using the latest technology in digital piano’s, the superb new keyboard flagship of Roland: the RD700. This piece of digital equipment allows him not only to enjoy magnificent 64 Mb wave-file sounds that are a tribute to the ear, but also provides the means to use live feel drum patches and rhythm patterns in countless variations.

All sorts of musical styles are within grasp. From pure acoustic jazz piano (the new piano sound is better than ever!), groovy Fender Rhodes, nasty acoustic bass sounds, jazz-house, dance, lounge, Jungle, Techno, pop, fusion, funk; you name it, it’s all there in one machine! This will most certainly come together in new solo CD productions in the near future.

Dated around 2000:

WANTED: musicians!

As you can read in the news flashes below I am currently seeking contact with other musicians to extend my musical journey surrounding the NextSteps activities with new projects. My latest CD’s are solo projects, but with a specific intention: I would love to play my kind of music with “live” musicians again. You will notice though that I’m not striving for the formation of a standard Jazz trio, quartet or quintet but that I’m looking for more original combinations of musicians.

This is what I’m looking for:

  • A contemporary Jazz / Fusion drummer for a duo formation
  • Possibly: a contemporary Jazz / Fusion bass player for a duo formation
  • A Jazz / Blues / Pop singer for a duo formation
  • percussionist to combine with the drummer duo formation
  • A house / dance / jungle / techno DJ / beat specialist
  • Possibly: a groovy saxophone or trumpet player for duo formation purposes
  • Finally: a Jazz / Blues / Pop singer teacher
  • Interested? Here’s how you go about contacting me:
  • Some of the news flashes that relate to this topic

A contemporary Jazz / Fusion drummer for a duo formation

As you will note from my solo projects I love to play both bass and piano sounds and mixes that with good drum playing. It provides a lot of freedom for artistic expression for both musicians and allows lots of space for soloing. This will be the ultimate replacement for the rhythm technology that, though great in its purpose, will never replace the flesh and blood of a jazzy and funky drummer.

Possibly: a contemporary Jazz / Fusion bass player for a duo formation

This combination will allow me to let go of the bass lines and concentrate on my chord progressions, melody and improvisations. Again, this formation provides great freedom for both musicians in terms of structure and improvisation. In a way, the bass player needs to be steady as a rock when it comes to replacing the missing drums, although the rhythm technology of the Roland RD700 might prove interesting to use here as well.

A Jazz / Blues / Pop singer for a duo formation

I have done a lot of duo performances with Jazz singers in the past and it has always inspired me to accompany the strength and specific elements of the voice present. It has always been amazing to me what power can come from such a fragile combination of instruments. I would love to play with new talent and look for new ways of approaching both existing and original material. And by the way: the majority of my songs do not have text yet so this might prove interesting in terms of co-operation. The only thing I would insist on is that you have a portfolio of songs that is already transposed to your favourite key and holds both the key melody lines as well as the chords.

A percussionist to combine with the drummer duo formation

In order to create additional atmosphere to in particular latin songs, but also to fusion and funk kind of compositions, it would prove interesting to add a percussionist to the piano / drums combination. It creates additional possibilities in terms of improvisations for both drummer and percussionist and will no doubt inspire me to focus more on atmosphere and vibe. I would be especially fond of percussionists with a wide variety of percussion sounds including bells, rings, shakers etceteras. In a way, you must be a master in creating atmosphere and adjust to what’s being played and improvised.

A house / dance / jungle / techno DJ / beat specialist

Now there’s something new and interesting to me! I have not seen much combinations of a DJ with a piano player (best thing that comes to mind is Hans Dulfer with his DJ band) and would love to work with new and modern house, dance, techno, jungle and lounge vibes. It would prove interesting to combine Jazz, Blues, Fusion and Funk (but also Pop) material with the exciting and pulsing beats of today’s pop music. It would be especially ideal if the DJ could play a limited drum or percussion set as well as I have seen in a Hans Dulfer house/dance combination. As stated before, my fourth CD, Expectations, did not incorporate the ambition of competing with specialists in this field; it only outline idea’s that I would like to work out with DJ’s. What do you think? Interesting?

Possibly: a groovy saxophone or trumpet player for duo formation purposes

As with a singer I would like to try combinations with sax and trumpet as an extension of the other ideas on possible formations. Again, it could provide great freedom for a wind instrument player to improvise on the wide variety of musical choices and sounds that lay open to us.

Very old stuff:

1988 (?) Unit4

Live mobile studio recordings with Unit4 (click for access to MP3’s) at the Muziekschool Eindhoven (approx. 1988).

(with Tony van Kampen on bugel, Robert van der Kloet on the saxophones, Ralph Meulenbroeks on bass, Willy van Duppen on drums and Bart Flos on the Steinway Grand Piano).

1988 (?) Jazz Trio Triceps I

Mobile studio recordings with the first formation of Jazz Trio Triceps (<- click for access to MP3’s) at a rehearsal (approx. 1988).

(with Paul Casimier on bass, Willy van Duppen on drums and Bart Flos on the Yamaha CP70 Stage Piano


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