Jazz musician ♪
Hans Ruigrok, owner of jazzcafé 't Geveltje in Amsterdam is also a qualified musician. He finished his studies at the Sweelinck -Conservatorium, nowaday's called Conservatorium van Amsterdam, his main instrument being double-bass. Although qualified for teaching, he mainly works as performing musician, playing (double-) bass and accordion.
Hans Ruigrok can reproduce hundreds of different chord-progressions on the spot and reads and interpretates (new) pieces easily. Transposing "on the fly" is no problem. Due to these qualities, live- and recording-sessions are his main business.
Although Hans Ruigrok finished his studies as a jazz musician, by no means his musical preference concerns jazz only. His interest runs from country to calypso and from hard-bop to hard-rock and beyond. Worth to be mentioned, cause good music doesn't rely upon professional skills only.
It's blues on LP !
It's merciless bebop. No prisoners taken!
Recorded on 6 and 7 july 1988. With this
band, Hans has been touring for a long time and this album is the
Songs like Moonlight Serenade , In The Mood etc. etc. It's obvious.
The cd is still available at www.Timeless Records.nl
Whenever you're in need of an Amsterdam-based bassplayer again, I can really recommend Hans Ruigrok. The coolest bassplayer on bassguitar, always swinging, always beautiful lines and no unnecessary crap.