Various Artists – Hip Holland Hip : Modern Jazz In The Netherlands 1950 – 1970

The Netherlands is a country so incredibly rich with music, yet they do an awful jon promoting it.  Welcome, then, to the wild world of Dutch jazz, courtesy of Belgian label Sdban Records.

From the release’s Bandcamp site:

“Delve into the Dutch jazz scene of the 1950s and 1960s with a selection of classic and rare hard bop and cool jazz tracks from artists like Herman Schoonderwalt, the Diamond Five, Wessel Ilcken and Tony Vos. Holland never sounded this hip before!

“Jazz is garbage and a caricature of the modern orchestra; it is garbage arranged by half-grown musicians for the benefit of common entertainment.” In spite of the Dutch cultural establishment’s attempts to preclude jazz – as illustrated by this citation from the October 1926 issue of music magazine De Muziek – The Netherlands was one of the earliest adopters of the new music style as it came over to the Old Continent at the end of World War I and this compilation proves it like no other.”

Dive in, jazz cats!

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