I want a Girl that married dear old Dad - Black Bottom Jazz Band 2007
After many months of preparations we managed on September 28 2007 to get 6 musicians together who had not played with each other for about 55 years. In our highschool days in Bussum, the Netherlands we had formed our first jazz band. Now in 2007, two members came from Canada, one from France and the others still lived in the Netherlands.
For repertoire we had choosen some of the material we had played then. I think the posted tune came from a 78rpm disc we enjoyed then from a band from the UK. I think it was the Saints Jazz Band.
The reunists are Bob Erwig, cornet and Arent Nieuwkamp, clarinet from Canada, Rob Herwig, piano from France and Eduard Rahusen, trombone and Wim de Vries, bass from the Netherlands. Our other original member, banjoist Jack Vincken, from Canada could not make it and was replaced by the very capable Ari van Mensvoort.
Can you imagine the thrill to find out that all still had something to give jazzwise,..... well,...... of course they had actually matured,....... what an exciting surprise. All this was recorded by a professional team of audio engineers with a recording truck outside the hall and this music was later added to the video track you see here.