Gatemouth – Climouth Jazz Band with Carillon 1995
One of my favourite tunes has been this Louis Armstrong composition. Through all my playing years I had never ever imagined to play it anywhere with the accompanyment of a carillon. Here we were in Misono Japan to do a carillon concert. About 50 metres above us in the carillon tower Dr. Jack Maassen, the director of the Dutch Carillon School, who loved his classic jazz as well. Normally the first set of breaks are being played by clarinet. We decided to have Jack in the tower do the second set. Together with his solos this was an amazing effect.
Each time a a surprise, but it worked.
Bob Erwig cornet, Pieter Meijers clarinet, Len Gosling trombone, Jack Vincken banjo, Chris Daniels bass and Jamie Aug drums.