The latest show:
- This week I’ll start with tenor saxophonist Don Wilkerson track from his album “Shouitin” recorded july 30th 1963 with Grant Green: guitar, John Patton: organ, Ben Dixon: drums
- Bassist Vinnie Burke track from his album “Vinnie Burke and his All Stars” ABC Paramount records, recorded july 22nd 1956 with Eddie Costa: piano, Jimmy Rainey: guitar, Joe Morello: drums
- Tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes track from his lp “Mexican Green” recorded feb and march 1967 in London with Mike Pyne: piano, Ron Matthewson: bass, Tony Levin: drums
- The Red Light Jazz Society track from “Hookin’ Up” a ZenneZ recording
- Pianist Tommy Flanagan track from “Live at the American Jazz Festival in Latin America” recorded july 16th 1961 with Coleman Hawkins: tenor sax, Roy Eldridge: trumpet, Abdul Ahmed Malik: bass, Jo Jones: drums
- Bassist Koos Wiltenburg live in Paradox , recorded February 5th 2010 with Leo Janssen: saxes, Eef Albers & Thomas Zoetelief: guitars, Arno van Nieuwenhuize: drums
- The Ben Webster special track 131/520 “Valentine’s Day 1964” lp on Dot Time records with Dave Frishberg: piano, Richard Davis: bass, Grady Tate: drums
- Ted Brown & Brad Linde on tenor sax track from the new album “Drifting on a Reed” recorded February 2nd 2020 with Gary Versace: Hammond B3 organ, aaron Quinn: guitar, deric Dickens: drums
- The Modern Jazz Quartet: Milt Jackson: vibes, John Lewis: piano, Percy Heasth: bass, Connie Kay: drums recorded at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1982
- The Jazz Couriers in Concert with Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott on tenor sax, lp on MPF( music for pleasure)recorded in the Dominion Theatre, London February 16th 1968 with Terry Shannon: piano, Phil Bates: bass, Bill Eyden: drums
- Tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris track from his album “The Battle of the Tenors” with second tenor man Wendell Harrison, Alex Rigowski: guitar, Ralph Armstrong: bass, Tom Star: drums recorded at Montreux Jazz Festival September 4th 1994
Coming October will mark another milestone in the history of Take 5 Jazz. After twenty-two years we soon reach the thousandth show. I would ask of you to help me, much as I did when I reached the 500th show: please send me any rare or special jazzy or bluesy material, or send me a spoken promo, to make this show even more memorable!
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About Take 5 Jazz
In the weekly show of Take 5 Jazz I will take you into the great world of Jazz. Beyond the mainstream and well known recordings, my show is an entrance to the vast range of all the various styles within the genre, such as Bebop, West Coast jazz, and most notable: Latin. Jazz music knows many faces: from the old American Jazz standards to the British scene, and from big bands to Cool Jazz; ranging from the oldest to the most recent of recordings, every week some of the finest from my collection will be played.
One of my aims is present something unknown every week; to give some airplay to those musicians to whom people pay too little attention to, as well as providing rare recordings of well-known musicians. Take 5 Jazz offers a blend of the familiar and unfamiliar, mostly jazz and sometimes a bit of blues, but always with the intent to find something new and interesting.
Jan Klein, the man behind Take 5 Jazz
An article in a Dutch newspaper, marking the 300th show of Take 5 Jazz.
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Back in 1997 people, who knew about my passion for Jazz, asked me to start a radio show at a local radio station. Rather than generic pop music usually aired, this new show, Take 5, offered the best Jazz and Blues that was within my ever-expanding collection.
My collection spans a great number of LPs and CDs, and started in the early seventies. At the time, as a little boy, I bought my first LP: Cal Tjader’s Latin Kick. This marked the beginning of my love for the genre. The quality of his sound and the quality of performance drew me to Ben Webster. Ben, like Cal, is one of the cornerstones of my collection.
For several years I aired this music, but times change. Progressing from a small local radio station to the World Wide Web, I became fully independent. Now I am able to share my love for the music with an audience from all over the world!
For over forty years after I collected every known recording that Cal Tjader produced, making me one of the few in the world who managed to complete the entire discography of Cal. The combination of Jazz and Latin was what started my love for Jazz, and thus it was something I wanted to give special attention in my show. From October 14, 2002, to July 31, 2018, I aired my entire collection: one track a week, every week. It was a monumental task, and I am proud that I managed to complete it.
Once I reached the end of my Cal Tjader special, I had to switch to a different musician. A poll amongst my listeners finalized my decision: for 520 weeks in a row there will be at least one track of Ben Webster in my show!
Cal Tjader and Ben Webster are but two examples of the musicians that I count amongst my favourites. The long and wonderful history of the Jazz genre has brought forth many musical geniuses. And while Jazz might originate from the United States, those gifted in the art of music are born all over the world. The jazz scene in Britain, for instance, featured artists such as Tubby Hayes and Phil Seamen. And for me, hailing from Holland, there are many ‘local’ musicians whom I admire, whose albums I collected. The most notable of these are Jan Akkerman and Rob Franken.
For a more expansive summary of the musicians whose music I appreciate, click here.
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