Dutch Swing College Band

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The Dutch Swing College Band performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1976 or 1979.

The Dutch Swing College Band "DSCB" is a traditional dixieland band founded on May 5, 1945 by bandleader and clarinettist/saxophonist Peter Schilperoort.

Highly successful in their native home of The Netherlands, the band quickly found an international following. It has featured such musicians as Huub Janssen (drums), Henk Bosch van Drakestein (double bass), Kees van Dorser (trumpet), Dim Kesber (saxes), Jan Morks (clarinet), Wout Steenhuis (guitar), Arie Ligthart (banjo/guitar), Jaap van Kempen (banjo/guitar), Oscar Klein (trumpet), Dick Kaart (trombone), Ray Kaart (trumpet), Bert de Kort (cornet), Bert Boeren (trombone), Rod Mason, Rob Agerbeek (piano) - among many others.

The band continues to tour extensively, mainly in Europe & Scandinavia, and record directed by Bob Kaper, himself a member since 1967, following the former leader, Peter Schilperoort's death on November 17, 1990. Schilperoort had led the band for more than 45 years, albeit with a five year sabbatical from September 13, 1955, when he left to pursue an engineering career before returning to lead the band again officially on January 1, 1960.[1]

Current line-up[edit]

As of August 2013, the line-up is:
Bob Kaper musical director, clarinet, altosaxophone, vocals
Ton van Bergeijk banjo, guitar, vocals
Keesjan Hoogeboom trumpet, vocals
Maurits Woudenberg trombone
David Lukàcs clarinet, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone
Adrie Braat double bass
Anton Burger drums

Previous line-up[edit]

As of January 2012, the line-up is:
Bob Kaper musical director, clarinet, altosaxophone, vocals
Ton van Bergeijk banjo, guitar, vocals
Keesjan Hoogeboom trumpet, vocals
Maurits Woudenberg trombone
Frits Kaatee clarinet, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone
Adrie Braat double bass
Onno de Bruijn drums

Early line-up[edit]

As of the end of 1945, the line-up was:[2][3]
Frans Vink Jr leader, piano
Peter Schilperoort clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Joost van Os trumpet
Bill Brant trombone
Otto Gobius guitar
Henry Frohwein double bass
Tony Nüsser drums

Other key line-ups[edit]

1948-1952:[3]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Kees van Dorsser trumpet; Wim Kolstee trombone; Dim Kesber clarinet; Joop Schrier piano; Dick Bakker banjo; Chris Bender double bass; Arie Merkt drums.

1953-1955:[3]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Wybe Buma trumpet; Wim Kolstee trombone; Dim Kesber clarinet; Joop Schrier piano; Arie Ligthart banjo, guitar; Bob van Oven double bass; Andre Westendorp drums, trumpet.

1956-1959:[3]
Joop Schrier leader, piano; Wybe Buma trumpet; Wim Kolstee trombone; Dim Kesber clarinet, soprano sax; Jan Morks clarinet; Arie Ligthart banjo, guitar; Bob van Oven double bass; Martin Beenen drums.

1959-1961:[3]
:[4]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Oscar Klein cornet, trumpet; Dick Kaart trombone; Jan Morks clarinet; Arie Ligthart banjo, guitar; Bob van Oven double bass; Martin Beenen drums.

(In 1962 Louis de Lussanet replaces Martin Beenen on drums and Jan Morks departs)

1963-1964:[3]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Ray Kaart trumpet; Dick Kaart trombone; Arie Ligthart banjo, guitar; Koos Serierse double bass; Louis de Lussanet drums.

1965-1967:[3]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Ray Kaart trumpet; Dick Kaart trombone; Arie Ligthart banjo, guitar; Bob van Oven double bass; Peter Ypma drums.

1968-1969:[3]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Bert de Kort cornet; Dick Kaart trombone; Arie Ligthart banjo, guitar; Chris Smildiger double bass; Huub Janssen drums.

Bob Kaper added in 1969.

1970-1974:[3]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Bert de Kort cornet; Dick Kaart trombone; Bob Kaper clarinet; Arie Ligthart banjo, guitar; Henk Bosch van Drakestein double bass; Huub Janssen drums.

1974-1978:[5]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Bert de Kort cornet; Dick Kaart trombone; Bob Kaper clarinet; Jaap van Kempen banjo, guitar; Henk Bosch van Drakestein double bass; Huub Janssen drums.

1978-1980:[6]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone; Ray Kaart trumpet; Dick Kaart trombone; Bob Kaper clarinet; Jaap van Kempen banjo, guitar; Henk Bosch van Drakestein double bass; Huub Janssen drums.

1980-1982:[7]
Peter Schilperoort leader, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone; Rod Mason trumpet, sousaphone; Dick Kaart trombone, B-horn; Bob Kaper clarinet, alto saxophone; Fred McMurray piano; Henk Bosch van Drakestein double bass; Huub Janssen drums.

1993:[8]
Bob Kaper – leader, clarinet, alto saxophone; Klaas Wit trumpet, Flugelhorn; Bert Boeren trombone; Fred McMurray piano; Adrie Braat double bass; Bob Dekker drums.

1996-1998:[9]
Bob Kaper leader, clarinet, alto saxophone; Michael Varekamp trumpet; Bert Boeren trombone; Fred McMurray piano; Adrie Braat double bass; Bob Dekker drums.

2000-2004:[10]
Bob Kaper leader, clarinet, alto saxophone; Bert de Kort cornet; Frits Kaatee clarinet, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone; George Kaatee trombone; Rob Agerbeek piano; Ton van Bergeijk banjo, guitar; Adrie Braat double bass; Bob Dekker drums.

2004-2010 Bob Kaper leader, clarinet, alto saxophone; Bert de Kort cornet; Frits Kaatee clarinet, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone; George Kaatee trombone; Marcel Hendriks piano; Ton van Bergeijk banjo, guitar; Adrie Braat double bass; Han Brink drums.

Discography[edit]

With a recording history from 1945 to the present day in 2012 many albums and singles have been recorded. Recording media from 78 rpm discs, 33 and 45 rpm records and CDs and DVDs on variety of labels, including Philips and the band's own DSC production label.

As well as recording on its own, recordings were made with a number of notable US solo artists beginning in 1951 with Sidney Bechet and continuing into the 1970s with the likes of Jimmy Witherspoon in 1970, Joe Venuti in 1971,[11] Teddy Wilson in 1972 and 1973, Billy Butterfield in 1973, Bud Freeman in 1975[12] and Wild Bill Davison in 1976.

Tracks recorded over the history of the band include amongst many others "Tin Roof Blues", "Apex Blues", "Panama", "Shake Rag", "Everything's Wrong, Ain't Nothing Right", "Freeze n' Melt", "Strange Peach", Royal Garden Blues, Jazz Me Blues, High Society, Out of the Gallion, At the Jazzband Ball, That's a Plenty, Nobody Knows When You Are Down and Out, Annie Street Rock, Figety Feet, "Margie".

Note: Decca 846 761-2 The Singles Collection Volume 1, other CDs are available[13][14]

Albums
  • Dutch Swing College Band HOT ( Opnames van 1951-1956)
  • Dutch Swing College Band (25 cm LP met 8 nummers, datum onbekend)
  • Dixieland Goes Dutch (1955)
  • Dutch Swing College Band with Nelson Williams (1957)
  • Swing College At Home (1958)
  • Jazz at the Concertgebouw A'dam feat. Neva Raphaello. (1958)
  • Swinging Studio Sessions (1959)
  • The Band's Best (1959, 1960)
  • 12 Jazz Classics (1961)
  • Party Favourites (May & June 1961)
  • At the Jazzband Ball (1961)
  • Dixie Gone Dutch (1962)
  • DSC At the European Jazz Festival (Comblain-la-Tour, Belgium 1962)
  • The Dutch Swing College Band at the Sport Palast Berlin (1962)
  • The Dutch Swing College Band Meets Teddy Wilson (1964)
  • Dutch Swing College Band goes Latin (1964)
  • 20 Years DSC (Live at Sportpalast Berlin (1965)
  • Live Party (Maart 1965)
  • Reunion Jazz band (Sept 1966)
  • Dutch Swing College Band Meets Joe Venuti (1971)
  • Johnny Goes Dixie (feat. Johnny Meijer) (1974}
  • DSC 'Live' (1974)
  • Dutch Swing College Band and Bud Freeman (1975)
  • Dutch Swing College Band (1976)
  • DSC Hit Collection (1977)
  • 'Still Blowing Strong' 34 Years (1978)
  • The Dutch Swing College Band Jubilee Concert (May 1980)
  • Digital Dixie (1981)
  • Digital Anniversary (1985)
  • Live 1974 (1997)
  • The Swing Code (2005)
  • Swing that Music (2006)
  • When You're Smiling - with Lils Mackintosh (2007)
  • My Inspiration (2009)
  • Jubilee Concert - recorded in The Hague on the occasion of the Band celebrating 65 years (2010)
  • Update (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dutch Swing College Band Story Philips H72BG205
  2. ^ Back In Time - Philips CD 842 045-2/ track 21 - Hodge Podge
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Liner notes from LP of 'Jubilee Concert 1980' Philips 6601 003
  4. ^ Liner notes from LP 'DSC on Tour' Philips 9279 368
  5. ^ Liner notes from LP 'DSC Live 1974' DSC PA1013
  6. ^ Liner notes from LP 'Still Blowing Strong' DSC PA1022
  7. ^ Liner notes from LP 'Digital Dixie' Philips 6423 472
  8. ^ Liner notes from CD 'The Joint Is Jumpin' Timeless TTD594
  9. ^ Liner notes from CD 'That's A Plenty! The Dixieland Top 30' Quintessence QS 900.880-2
  10. ^ Information on Timeless records website www.timelessjazz.com
  11. ^ DSCB meets Joe Venuti -EMI PCS 7159
  12. ^ Bud and His Buddies DSC production PA1016
  13. ^ Dutch Swing College Band Discography
  14. ^ Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather, Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. p. 184. ISBN 1-85828-137-7. 

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