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The Bob Rigter Quartet – LOVE YOU MADLY
Five on the Rigter Scale (the quintet which Bob Rigter leads with his son Simon, who also plays tenor sax)
Rigter (played with
Curtis Fuller, George Coleman, Slide Hampton, Elvin Jones, Alvin Queen. Referred to by
Down Beat (Sept. ’98) as a ‘strong tenor saxist’)
Webster’s last concert. Detailed
information and unique photographs.
(Sept. 6, 1973 in Leiden. Ben insisted Bob play the blues on his instrument, then made his final speech:
‘Son, you are young and growing, and I am old and going. So have your fun while you can.’
The next day Ben was hospitalised in Amsterdam, where he died on Sept. 20, the day Simon Rigter was born.)
of jam sessions with Don Byas, John Engels, Wessel Ilcken and others.
The Hague 1955-'56.
in de Oostzee (1995) ISBN 90-5526-039-8. (Welcomed by the
press as the first Dutch jazz novel: ‘This
sure ain’t no novel for no squares, man.’ (Martin Schouten in De Volkskrant))
(1999) ISBN 90-5689-065-4. (Nominated for a
prestigious Dutch/Belgian literary prize: De ECI-prijs voor
Schrijvers van Nu 2001.)
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