Harry Verbeke Quartet LIVE in Leeuwarden.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, there were three tenor sax players in the Netherlands that mattered. Rudi Brink, Toon van Vliet and Harry Verbeke. (All three lived in or near the city of Haarlem). This afternoon we will be zooming in on Harry Verbeke. Verbeke was a member of the famous Daimond 5, the band led by Cees Slinger that took over the infamous Amsterdam jazz club Sheherezade in the late 1950s, thus providing itself with a stage. When my Jazz Club had to move from a barn in the Grasstraat to a basement in the Oudegracht in 1958, we had managed to persuade the Daimond 5 to travel to Utrecht for the opening concert and perform. It was a resounding success and my first encounter with Harry Verbeke, the expressive tenor saxophonist of the band. This afternoon, we travel to Leeuwarden with our broadcast and we go back in time to 22 December 1972. That’s when the Harry Verbeke Quartet played in Passepartout in Leeuwarden.
Harry Verbeke, tenor saxophone. Joop Verbeke, piano. Henk van Veldhuizen, double bass. Martin van Duynhoven, drums.
1. No Moe – Sonny Rollins
2. I’ll Remember April – Gene de Paul
3. I’m Coming Home Baby – Ben Tucker
4. It’s You or No One – Jule Styne
5. Misty – Erroll Garner
6. Work Song – Nat Adderley