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Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) Sunrise, opus 30 (Richard Strauss)      click for audio

This is a big band version of the famous beginning of Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem.  


Bananas (Rob Catlender)      click for audio  

A blues composition combining  a common scheme and a ‘Parker-blues’.


Big Baby Boom Boogie (Rob Catlender)  (alto-feature)        click for audio  

An altered boogie composition.


Blue Cat (Rob Catlender)       click for audio  

A tribute to Jerry van Rooyen.


Bond Street (Burt Bacharach)  click for audio

Bacharachs music appears in the early James Bond comedy  ‘Casino Royale’.


Burp! (Rob Catlender)   (baritone-feature)      click for audio  

A bluesy composition.


Busy Lizzy (Rob Catlender)     click for audio  

I wrote medium swing based on 'Rhythm changes' for my daughter Annelies.


Caravan (Jan Tizol/Duke Elington)        click for audio  

A latinjazz standard featuring the guitar. For all Wes Montgomery's out there.


Crazy little thing called love (Freddie Mercury)        click for audio  

One of the greatest hits from the rock-band Queen.


Cutty Sark  (John Barry)        click for audio            

A playful John Barry-theme in 6/8.


East of the sun (and west of the moon (Brooks Bowman)   (tenor-feature)       click for audio

Lovely tune in easy swing.


Morning (Clare Fischer)   (piano-feature)           click for audio  

Clare Fischer's most succesfull composition.


My one and only love (Wood/ Mellin)  (trombone-feature)      click for audio  

A great ballad.


Nikki’s Samba (Rob Catlender)      click for audio  

I wrote this samba for my oldest daughter.


Nostalgia in Times Square (Charles Mingus)      click for audio  

One of the great Charles Mingus' compositions.


Russian Doll (Rob Catlender)        click for audio  

I wrote this ballad in 2006 for my youngest daughter Chrisje.


Start the Big Band (Rob Catlender)       click for audio  

An up tempo swinger.


The Chicken (Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis)  (bass-feature)       click for audio

This Alfred Ellis composition is made famous by Jaco Pastorius.


The fire department (Rob Catlender)          click for audio  

A composition with a story.


Waterproof (Rob Catlender)  (alto & tenor-feature)        click for audio

A funky duet with alto and tenor.  


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