Release Date:11/03/2017;Notes:The Diamond Five was founded in 1959 and lasted until 1964. They are a Dutch quintet led by pianist Cees Slinger and were based as a resident band at the famous "Sheherazade" jazz- club in Amsterdam. They enjoyed quite a popularity. Playing all over Holland, accompanying expatriate American musicians on their visits to... Click To Read More About This Product
Release Date:11/03/2017;Notes:The Diamond Five was founded in 1959 and lasted until 1964. They are a Dutch quintet led by pianist Cees Slinger and were based as a resident band at the famous "Sheherazade" jazz- club in Amsterdam. They enjoyed quite a popularity. Playing all over Holland, accompanying expatriate American musicians on their visits to Amsterdam and even made a trip to the international jazz festival in Antibes on the French Riviera. _x000D_ _x000D_ The quintet stayed at the "Zade" for four years. Many guests appeared with it, notably Stan Getz, organist Lou Benneth and many other famous American musicians who were doing concerts in Holland and who took the opportunity to come to the "Zade" to jam with the Diamond Five members: practically all the musicians in Quincy Jones's ill-fated 'Free and Easy' band, Elvin Jones, Roy Eldridge, Jay Jay Johnson and many more. _x000D_ _x000D_ However, when the club closed it's doors due to a shift in popular interest from jazz to rock music, the quintet disbanded soon after. _x000D_ The musicians are unique in their style, as Slinger plays sparse notes on his piano and tenor saxophonist Harry Verbeke solos are filled with a multitude of notes. Cees Smal playing different horns, while the bass and drum player support it by keeping it tight and bluesy. _x000D_ _x000D_ Highlights are "Johnny's Birthday", "Lutuli", by composer Ruud Bos and the final track "Monosyl, composed by Cees Smal are all included on their first full length album. _x000D_ _x000D_ Quite in demand obscure jazz album, reissued by Music On Vinyl for fans of the jazz/hard bop genre. _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ CLICK TO LISTEN_x000D_ https://youtu. Be/7Uc80lVAmeE_x000D_ _x000D_ 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL_x000D_ LEGENDARY DUTCH JAZZ QUINTET, IN DEMAND ALBUM_x000D_ INCLUDES "JOHNNY'S BIRTHDAY", "LUTULI" AND "MONOSYL"_x000D_ LIMITED FIRST PRESSING OF 500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON CLEAR VINYL_x000D_ _x000D_ SIDE A_x000D_ 1. Johnny's Birthday_x000D_ 2. Ruined Girl_x000D_ 3. Lutuli_x000D_ _x000D_ SIDE B_x000D_ 1. Lining Up_x000D_ 2. New Born_x000D_ 3. Monosyl;Track List:1. Johnny's Birthday;2. Ruined Girl;3. Lutuli;4. Lining Up;5. New Born;6. Monosyl;Special Attributes:180 GRAM VINYL, LIMITED EDITION, CLEAR VINYL
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