Never Alone by Ben van Dijk
Chinese songs arranged for bigband
Nine popular songs of Chinese star Teresa Teng, arranged for big band and vocalist by Ilja Reijngoud. It s a combination of Eastern melodies and western groove and harmonies. Challenging music, with room for improvisation.
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My quartet recorded six groovy Silver-hits. I arranged the songs with the lively spirit of Horace Silver in mind, and composed furthermore three originals, as reference to the great piano-player and composer.
With Rob van Bavel as featured soloist, Marius Beets (bass and recording), Marcel Serierse (drums, percussion and mastering)
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For the last 25 years I have been arranging and composing for various musicians and orchestra's.
My list of commissioners has become quite varied. They include The Metropole Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Dutch Airforce, The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Orchestra of the Royal Dutch Marine, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Cubop City BigBand, Amsterdam Jazz Orchestra, The International Trombone Ensemble, The New Trombone Collective, the brass-sections of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and het Gelders Orkest, Amsterdam Brass Quintet, Nueva Manteca, Tango Extremo and Aurelia Saxophone Quartet.
I arranged and composed new material for artists such as All Jarreau, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Conrad Herwig, Toots Thielemans, Ronny Cuber, Gino Vannelli, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Ben van Dijk, Henri Bok, Jörgen van Rijen, Martin van den Berg, Branimir Slokar and Bart van Lier.
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Furthermore I recorded over 100 cd's as soloist and sideman. Here you can order my own recent recordings.