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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: 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.

As A Producer

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.