In your hands you hold a piece of history, our history, the history of jazz. Whilst the Dutch Swing College Band has been on the block for quite some years, 72 to be precise, the history of jazz goes back more than 100 years. Exactly a century ago the musicians of the Original Dixieland Jass Band were the first to record a jazz track, thereby adding their part to jazz history. In honour of these men, and with great love of our musical genre, we recorded this long playing record. It’s actually the first one in thirty years, as opposed to modern digital releases of our albums, which you can find on platforms like iTunes and Spotify.
‘100 years of Jazz’ returns to an era when this wonderful music was born, featuring a comprehensive collection of traditional jazz standards. All tracks are analogue recordings completed in one single session. The tunes ‘Soprano Mood’, ‘Strange Peach’ and ‘Doghouse Blues’ were written by Peter Schilperoort, the founding father of the Dutch Swing College Band, and first released in 1948. The opening track ‘Original Dixieland One Step’ was on the first 78rpm jazz record ever released, back in 1917.
We hope you enjoy listening to this record as much as we had in recording it. But even more than that we are thrilled by the idea that together, musician and listener, we are adding our part to the future of jazz!
This is a pure analogue recording.
Dutch Swing College Band
Keesjan Hoogeboom – trumpet
Bob Kaper – clarinet, alto saxophone
David Lukács – clarinet, soprano-, tenor-, baritone saxophone
Maurits Woudenberg – trombone
Frenk van Meeteren – guitar, banjo
Adrie Braat – double bass
Anton Burger – drums
recorded by STS at De Glind, The Netherlands, 16/05/2017
recording: Fritz de With,
recording supervisor: Ruud van Lieshout
mastering: Peter Brussee, Bas Meijer, Keesjan Hoogeboom at Q Point, Hilversum, The Netherlands
produced by Fritz de With & Adrie Braat
Original Dixieland One Step Nick LaRocca
Memphis Blues W.C. Handy
Soprano Mood Peter Schilperoort
Apex Blues Jimmie Noone
Big Butter and Egg Man Percy Venable
Strange Peach Peter Schilperoort
Clarinet Marmalade Larry Shields, Henry Ragas
Doghouse Blues Peter Schilperoort
Duff Campbell’s Revenge Turk Murphy
Basin Street Blues Spencer Williams
Fidgety Feet Nick LaRocca