30 September 2012

VARA STUDIOS - HILVERSUM - BOOKER ERVIN QUARTET & VAN BERGEIJK QUARTET (1966/67)




Here are two shorter recordings from the 1960s made in the Vara Studios.
Recently I became (finally) aware that the Vara Studios in Hilversum (Netherlands) were the location for many  important recordings. I do not know anything about it - but maybe someone can shed some light on this topic. Also Gilius van Bergeijk is almost unknown to me. He was born in Den Haag on November 7, 1946. Today he is working as a composer but in the sixties and seventies he has worked as a Jazz musician. Peter Brötzmann and the glorious ICP were then stations in his development.
Booker Ervin needs no introduction...the same goes for Han Bennink.......


 BOOKER ERVIN  QUARTET  "VARA STUDIO, HILVERSUM, 1966"


Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone
Pim Jacobs, piano
Ruud Jacobs, bass
Han Bennink, drums


1. BLUESETTE (not by Thielemans!) 9.03 
2. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS   8.13    
3. DAY TO MOURN                  9.55                      



Live at VARA Studio 7, Hilversum, Netherland on February 18, 1966.






GILIUS VAN BERGEYK QUARTET "HILVERSUM, 1967"


Gilius van Bergeyk, oboe
Viktor Kaihatu, bass(arco)
Arjen Gorter, bass(pizz)
Han Bennink, drums

1. VOOR DINGES, EEN LIED                               03:57
2. KONFUSI                                             06:59
3. PARAFINERADE                                        04:25
4. BALLADE VOOR DE ARBEIDER IN DE SCHEERWOL INDUSTRIE  07:16

All compositions by Gilius van Bergeyk.

Recorded at VARA Studio, Hilversum, Netherland in March, 1967.

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20 comments:

onxidlib said...

Rapidshare links (FLAC)
Booker Ervin
Van Bergeyk

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

This looks great, thanks for sharing.

wightdj said...

Good stuff, thanks.

Wallofsound said...

Thanks for this. The VARA studios were part of the old AKN building in Hilversum (a small town outside Amsterdam which is still the heart of the Dutch broadcasting industry). It's a really lovely 1940s modernist building. I had the pleasure of looking through when I worked with its current owners the Veronica media group. Dutch radio and television gave good support to much Dutch jazz.

glmlr said...

Thanks Onx. Booker Ervin was an honest man. An honest bluesman. He left us much too soon.

Eric said...

Booker Ervin was a great player whose recorded legacy is much too small. Any and every addition to it is valuable. Thank you.

Marcel said...

Hartelijk dank!
In the old days Dutch public radio & tv were indeed good supporters of dutch jazz. Nowadays things are quite the opposite: no jazz, and certainly no dutch jazz on tv and on radio jazz it is expeled to wee hours.

Quibus said...

the problem with (Dutch) jazz on Dutch radio & TV is that the programmers mistake R&B, soul and funk for 'jazz'...

Anonymous said...

thanks for this i never heard; experimental jazz & great liberty in this times.
sandor

glmlr said...

A propos of nothing, I've noticed in the last two or three days that, as a Rapidshare free user, I'm getting much higher download speeds from them. Around 500 kbps. Much faster than the 30 kbps I was getting since last Xmas.

Hookfinger said...

As always...many thanks for cool stuff.

Luc Houtkamp said...

Gilius van Bergeijk is a good friend of mine.

He is still going strong, but works as a composer only since the early 80s.

See his catalog: http://catalogus.mcn.nl/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?q=au:Bergeijk%2C%20Gilius%20van

onxidlib said...

Thank you for the link, Luc Houtcamp.
Hope to see and hear you in Munich at the end of November.

kingpossum said...

Albert Ayler's Hilversum Session was recorded there if I'm not mistaken.

Though perhaps not a highly regarded album of Ayler's, I dig it.

peer57 said...

If you're interested in Dutch Jazz...I have a blog totally devoted to Dutch Jazz-albums....all the way, from Willem Breuker, ICP-Orchestra and The Contraband to the mainstream/hardop from Rita Reys, Cees Slinger, Rein de Graaf...

dutchjazz.blogspot.com

btw: many thanks for Van Bergeyk...

onxidlib said...

Hi peer57 - thanks for your invitation but under dutchjazz.blogspot.com there's no blog...?

peer57 said...

hi...no, the exact address is:

dutchjazzz.blogspot.com

The blog is private, but if you want an invitation, leave your e-mailaddress at peer57@live.nl, so i can send one!

Luc Houtkamp said...

Thanks onxidlib!
I also send the Van Bergeijk link to him and his son. I'm sure he doesn't mind you posting it and is probably curious about the recording too. However he is not too much into the Internet!

i like your blog and have downloaded quite a lot of good stuff from you!

Looking forward to see you at Munich! Come and say hello!

Luc

luc houtkamp said...

And on my own label X-OR, i have released 2 cd's with the electrnic works of Gilius van Bergeijk.

http://xorluc.home.xs4all.nl/urls/artists_van_bergeijk.html

Still available!

unitstructure said...

Booker Ervin,Booker Ervin Booker Ervin! Wow!Whooo!Whee! Thank you!