Hein van de Geyn

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Hein Van de Geyn
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Background information
Born (1956-07-18) 18 July 1956 (age 64)
Schijndel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDouble bass
Years active1970s–present
LabelsChallenge
Websitebaselinemusic.nl

Hein Van de Geyn (born 18 July 1956) is a jazz double bassist, composer and band leader from the Netherlands. Van de Geyn also teaches double bass and music.

Early life[edit]

Van de Geyn was born in Schijndel, Netherlands on 18 July 1956.[1] He studied classical violin for 15 years and started on electric bass guitar when a teenager.[1] He studied classical music at a Tilburg conservatory from 1974 to 1979, and then jazz double bass at a Rotterdam conservatory until 1980.[1]

Career[edit]

Van de Geyn lived and worked in Seattle in 1980 and San Francisco from the following year.[1] He returned to Europe in 1983.[1] He began playing with Philip Catherine in 1985.[1] Van de Geyn toured with Chet Baker between 1985 and 1988, including Japan in 1987.[1] Another multi-year association was with Dee Dee Bridgewater (1988–96).[1] In 1990 he recorded with Lee Konitz; the two also played as a duo during the following two years.[1] In 1994 he formed the band Baseline with John Abercrombie and Joe LaBarbera.[1]

Also in 1994, Van de Geyn co-founded the jazz label Challenge Records, for which he was in charge of artists and repertoire.[2] "Challenge Jazz was spun out from the parent and has been owned since 2005 by Hein van de Geyn. Challenge also offers a booking arm, New Arts Agency, which focuses on bringing label artists to venues and festivals in the Benelux region of Europe."[3]

In 1996 he became head of the bass section in the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1978 Best Soloist, Laren Jazz Competition
  • 1996 Prins Bernhard Music Award
  • 1998 Bird Award, North Sea Jazz Festival
  • 1998 Best European Bass Player, RTBF and VRT

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Hein van de Geyn Meets Lee Konitz (September, 1990)
  • Why Really with Baseline (Challenge, 1994)
  • Standards with Baseline (Challenge, 1995)
  • Returns with Baseline (Challenge, 1996)
  • Woodwind Works (Challenge, 2000)
  • Deja Vu with Baseline (Challenge, 2000)
  • The Long Journey with Jean-Michel Pilc (A-Records, 2001)
  • The Guitar Album with Baseline (Challenge, 2006)
  • Meeting Again with Lee Konitz (Challenge, 2007)

As sideman[edit]

With Chet Baker

  • Hazy Hugs (Challenge, 1985) with Amstel Octet
  • Chet's Choice (Criss Cross, 1985) with Philip Catherine
  • Memories (King, 1987)
  • Four (King, 1987)
  • Almost Blue (Chet Baker in Tokyo) (1987)

With Dee Dee Bridgewater

With Deborah Brown

  • Euroboppin with Johnny Griffin (Alfa, 1986)
  • International Incident (33 Jazz, 1994)

With Philip Catherine

  • Transparence (Inakustic, 1986)
  • Oscar (Igloo, 1988)
  • September Sky (September, 1988)
  • I Remember You (Criss Cross, 1991)
  • Moods Volume I (Criss Cross, 1992)
  • Moods Volume II (Criss Cross, 1992)
  • Live (Dreyfus, 1996)
  • Blue Prince (Dreyfus, 2000)
  • Concert in Cap Breton (Dreyfus, 2010)

With Tete Montoliu

  • Catalonian Rhapsody (Alfa Jazz, 1992)
  • Music for Ana (Mas, 1992)

With Enrico Pieranunzi

  • Seaward (Soul Note, 1995)
  • Don't Forget the Poet (Challenge, 1999)
  • Music of Wayne Shorter (Challenge, 2000)
  • Improvised Forms (Challenge, 2000)
  • Alone Together with Philip Catherine (Challenge, 2000)
  • Live in Paris (Challenge, 2001)

With Toots Thielemans

With others

As producer[edit]

With John Abercrombie

  • That's for Sure (Challenge, 2000) with Kenny Wheeler
  • Brand New (Challenge, 2003) with Kenny Wheeler
  • Topics (Challenge, 2006)

With Nat Adderley

  • Good Company (Challenge, 1994)

With Bob Brookmeyer

  • Walzing With Zoe (Challenge, 2001)
  • Get Well Soon (Challenge, 2003)

With Philip Catherine

  • Live (Dreyfus, 1996)
  • Cole Porter Songbook (Challenge, 2010)
  • Guitars Two (Dreyfus, 2007)
  • Cote Jardin (Challenge, 2012)

With Harmen Fraanje

  • Sonatala (Challenge, 2003)
  • Ronja (Challenge, 2006)

With Denise Jannah

  • A Heart Full of Music (Timeless, 1993)

With Rick Margitza

  • Hands of Time (Challenge, 1994)
  • Game of Chance (Challenge, 1996)

With Enrico Pieranunzi

  • Daedalus' Wings (Challenge, 1999)

With Clark Terry

  • Shades of Blue (Challenge, 1994)

With Jasper van 't Hof

  • Tomorrowland (Challenge, 1996)
  • Un Mondo Illusorio (Challenge, 1998)
  • Un Incontro Illusorio (Challenge, 2000) with Joey Baron

With Eric Vloeimans

  • First Floor (Challenge, 1994)
  • Bestarium (Challenge, 1996)
  • Bitches and Fairy Tales (Challenge, 1998)
  • Umai (Challenge, 2000)
  • Hidden History (Challenge, 2002)
  • Fujimundi (Challenge, 2003)
  • Summersault (Challenge, 2005)
  • Gatecrashin' (Challenge, 2006)
  • Hyper (Challenge, 2006)
  • Heavens Above! (Challenge, 2008)
  • Live at Yoshi's (Challenge, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Gilbert, Mark (2003). "Van de Geyn, Hein (Petrus Johannes)". Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.J714800. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Kennedy, Gary W. (2003). "Challenge". Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.J761200. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Lester, Marilyn (June 2018). "Double Moon". The New York City Jazz Record. No. 194. p. 11.

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