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BASELINE JAZZ

In 1994 Anne de Jong, Joost Leyen and myself took on the challenge (!) to start a jazz label. I vividly remember how we went to the next music fair in Cannes: Midem, with a small flyer with our entire catalogue: a mere 6 titles. Over the years many more CDs were produced. Many of them with the great help of engineer Chris Weeda. Joost said goodbye at some point, and in 2004 I became sole owner of the label. At this point the label consists of some 180 titles; 200 hours of fantastic jazz music played by an array of great musicians: Toots Thielemans, Bob Brookmeyer, Philip Catherine, Eric Vloeimans, Kenny Werner, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler and many more.

Having been in the studio so much, on both sides of the glass, gave me much experience. It gives me such joy to help musicians during the process of recording their music, to be the outer ear - yet knowing the process of recording from the other side as well.

We were fortunate, Chris and me, to have had the experience to go through a great part of the development of audio recording. In the early days onto tape, splicing with a razor blade; having to find the coda, lying on the floor amidst other sections of audio .... Mixing with 6 hands on the board ..... the first digital recordings, going direct to 2-track on a DAT tape; later ADAT and Tascam. The ancient Sony "washing machine". The whole fantastic adventures with DSD, and finally the ever expanding flexible world of ProTools inside the computer. Slowly seeing the outboard gear, the old plate reverb box, the Finaliser, disappear into the innards of the computer.

Now, Chris packs his laptop, flies to South Africa, where we do a mix with a few near field monitors and the thundering ocean outside the window.

The label changed hands in 2019, and is now handled by Wigt International under the name Base Line Jazz.

As A Producer

jun ’12

Kenny Werner

Collaboration

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jun ’12

Philip Catherine

Coté Jardin

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jun ’10

Angelo Verploegen

The Ballad Album

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jun ’10

Philip Catherine

Cole Porter Songbook

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may ’10

Birgitte Lyregaard

Blue Anemone

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dec ’08

Eric Vloeimans

Heavens Above!

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oct ’08

Eric Vloeimans

Live at Yoshi’s

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oct ’07

Bert van den Brink

Friendship Live

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oct '07

Philip Catherine

Guitars Two

Dreyfuss 46050369152

 

2006/2007

Toots Thielemans

Live

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dec '06

Eric Vloeimans

Hyper

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dec '06

Eric Vloeimans

Gatecrashin' 

Challenge

 

sep '06

Baseline / Abercrombie

The Guitar Album

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aug '06

Abercrombie / Ruocco

Topics

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aug '06

Paulien van Schaik

Musing

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may '06

Karel Boehlee

Live At The Beauforthuis

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may '06

Buyoung Lee

European Sketch

Jazz In The City ZCR 0601

 

apr '06

Van de Geyn / Konitz

The Song Is You

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sep '05

Eric Vloeimans

Summersault

Challenge 70128

 

sep '05

Harmen Fraanje

Ronja

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may '05

Fay Claassen

Portraits of Chet Baker

Jazz 'N Pulz BMCD 484

mar '05

Frank Woeste

Mind At Play

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dec '04

Dee Daniels

Live at Biblo

Challenge CHRDVD70125

 

nov '03

Eric Vloeimans

Fujimundi

Challenge SACHR 70114

 

oct '03

James Scholfield-3

All Stations

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oct '03

Copland/Wheeler/Abercrom

Brand New

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aug '03

Paulien van Schaik

In Summer

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feb '03

Harmen Fraanje

Sonatala

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apr '02

Bert van den Brink

Between Us

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apr '02

Eric Vloeimans

Hidden History

Challenge CHR 70109

 

mar'02

Masha Bijlsma

Lopin'

LionJazz 0301 L10

 

jan '01

Bob Brookmeyer NAO

Walzing With Zoe

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nov '00

Paul Bollenback

Dreams

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oct '00

Copland/Wheeler/Abercrom

That's For Sure

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may '00

van 't Hof / Joey Baron

Un Incontro Illusorio

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apr '00

Eric Vloeimans

Umai

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mar '00

Pieranunzi / Catherine

Alone Together

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feb '00

Enrico Pieranunzi

Improvised Forms For  Trio

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feb '00

Caroline de Rooij

River

SVD Records 20001

 

feb '00

Enrico Pieranunzi

Music Of Wayne Shorter

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jan '00

Paulien van Schaik

Tenderly

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sep '99

Kristina Fuchs

Portrait Of A Woman

Sonic Records 9921

aug '99

Bobby Watson

In The Groove

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jun '99

Amsterdam Jazz 5

Playground

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jun '99

Anette von Eichel

Welcome To My World

AVE Nr.7507

 

jun '99

Griffin-Freeman

Live at the Bim House

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may '99

Baseline

Déjà Vu

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mar '99

Pieranunzi/vanden Brink

Daedalus' Wings

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mar '99

Enrico Pieranunzi

Don't Forget The Poet

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dec '98

Masha Bijlsma

Profile

Jazzline JL 1157

 

dec '98

Paul Bollenback

Soul Grooves

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oct '98

vd Brink/Rick Margitza

Conversations

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sep '98

Eric Vloeimans

Bitches And Fairy Tales

Challenge CHR 70061

 

aug '98

Jasper van ‘t Hof

Un Mondo Illusorio

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dec '97

Myriam Alter

Alter Ego

Intuition INT 3258-2

 

sep '97

Maria Harp

14 Pc for Harp and Bass

Via 9920612

 

jun  '97

Amsterdam Jazz-5

Pictures

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mar '97

Paul Bollenback

Double Gemini

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oct '96

Rick Margitza

Game Of Chance

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sep '96

Jasper van ‘t Hof

Tomorrowland

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jun '96

Eric Vloeimans

Bestarium

Challenge CHR 70038

 

feb '96

Baseline

Returns

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dec '95

Myriam Alter

Silent Walk

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feb '95

Dick de Graaf

Sailing

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jan '95

Paul Bollenback

Original Visions

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dec '94

Breuer / Fay Claassen

Simply Be

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dec '94

Rick Margitza

Hands Of Time

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sep '94

Belmondo Quintet

For All Friends

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jun '94

Nat Adderley

Good Company

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jun '94

Ferial

Alvorada

Kara Music 115514

 

jun '94

Eric Vloeimans

First Floor

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may '94

Leonardo Amuedo

Dolphin Dance

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may '94

Clark Terry

Shades Of Blue

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may '94

Myriam Alter

Reminiscence

B Sharp CDS 09

 

feb '94

Baseline

Standards

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feb ’94

Baseline

Why Really

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jun '93

Denise Jannah

A Heart Full Of Music

Timeless SJP 414

 

jun '85

Harry Verbeke

Plays Romantic Ballads

Timeless SJP 230 

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