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Which jazz drummer played in the sixties group 1850 from The Hague, the Netherlands?

Martin van Duynhoven (Boxmeer, the Netherlands, 13 June 1942) is a Dutch drummer who, together with Han Bennink, John Engels and Pierre Courbois, is one of the most renowned jazz drummers and percussionists of the Dutch bebop generation of the sixties and seventies. Mr van Duynhoven started playing percussion in a symphonic band. From 1958 to 1962 he studied at the Art academy in Den Bosch and at the conservatory in Tilburg simultaneously and then moved to Amsterdam in 1963. In 1966, he won second prize in a competition in Vienna where famous jazz musicians such as Mel Lewis, Julian Cannonball Adderley and Ron Carter were on the jury. Furthermore, he won the Loosdrecht Festival in 1967 and the Boy Edgar prize in 1984. Among others he played with Chet Baker, Frank Wright and Dexter Gordon. Martin was the "regular" drummer for several bands, including the Theo Loevendie Quartet, Nedly Elstak ensembles, Ab Baars trio and recently Small Duynhoven Almeida trio. Until 2010, Martin van Duynhoven had his own Percussion Ensemble. This ensemble often performed together with acrobats, poets and visual artists. Besides his life as a drummer, he also practised the profession of graphic designer, for example for the Uitkrant (cultural magazine) since its first issue in 1966, the Museumkrant (magazine about museums), the Ledenkrant PvdA (magazine for members of a political party), and numerous record sleeves and CD covers.

  • Composition M. van Duynhoven: in A.M. 1976
  • Son House: Delta Blues, 1985
  • 4-tet M. van Duynhoven, Bibian Harmsen: Come listen 2010
  • Congregation Church Clarksdale: I’m a soldier
  • Septet and choir, composition M. van Duynhoven: Snackbarhondenlied
  • unknown: all night long Blues
  • 4-tet M. van Duynhoven, Bibian Harmsen:the Story

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