Blue Cat

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Blue Cat (Rob Catlender)

(dedicated to Jerry van Rooyen)

Jerry van Rooyen was one of  the founders of Dutch big band arranging. He worked as a leader with several big bands like the famous dutch Metropole Orkest, the German WDR big band and the Dutch Jazz Orchestra. He was a very inspiring person and I was lucky to get some lessons from him back in the eighties.

He passed away in 2009 at the age of 80. I wrote this ballad for him and I was proud that his famous brother, fluegelhorn-player Ack van Rooyen performed it at the Big Band Festival in the Dutch town Brielle.

Here we have a version played with computer-samples.

Level: intermediate. Price: € 39,=