Dutch Swing College Band® plays Royal Thai Jazz Compositions by King Bhumibol Adulyadej

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away on October 13, 2016 was talented in all aspects of music. He played the clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, guitar and piano and throughout his reign composed forty nine titles varying from jazz and classical pieces, marches, waltzes, patriotic songs and musical scores for ballet performances. All the pieces the King has written are proof of his musical expertise particularly in jazz which was his favorite genre. Consequently, he has thus played an important role in making traditional jazz well known in Thailand which is why it has become part of the music culture in his country today.

With this CD the Dutch Swing College Band pays homage to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej by playing 10 of his Royal jazz compositions in the Band’s inimitable sound.

Dutch Swing College Band
Keesjan Hoogeboom – trumpet
David Lukács – clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Bob Kaper – clarinet, alto saxophone
Maurits Woudenberg – trombone
Frenk van Meeteren – guitar, banjo
Adrie Braat – double bass
Anton Burger – drums

Pathorn Srikaranonda de Sequeira – alto saxophone (Blue Day), vocals (New Year Greeting)


All songs composed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Arrangements by Menno Daams
except for 2 & 8: Bob Kaper, 6: George Kaatee

recorded at Blue Eagle Sound Studies, Almelo, The Netherlands, September 28. 2016
recording engineer Bas Meijer
mixing & mastering Bas Meijer, Keesjan Hoogeboom at Blue Eagle Sound Studies, Almelo
producers Pathorn Srikaranonda de Sequeira & Adrie Braat
project manager Paphat Paricharn
design Jaap Koning

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