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Ron van Stratum   Plain View,  VIA Records 1999

Out of Print, but still available directly via this site at a very special price!

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Ron van Stratum   Going Out,  GLM 1994

Still available via GLM records and  iTunes

Ron van Stratum dr,perc,; Roman Korolik bass; Michel Bisceglia keys;

Andy Middleton  sax.


Ron van Stratum dr,perc; Jim Beard, Wilbert Kivits, Mike Roelofs keys; Roman Korolik, Henk de Laat bs;

Jon Herington, Berland Rours, Frank Peeters git; Peter Hermesdorf, Andy Middleton sax; Sam Vloemans trp; Nadine Nix voc.

11 Tracks:

Zawinizm, Avoiding the Plot, Swingin’ in the Swamp, Ode to the Doo Da Day, Sunrise at the Pyramids,

Nomads Trail, Round Trip, Little Argument, Mind the Mosquitos, Heat Factor Seven, Let’s Move.

CD mastering by Scott KInsey.

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"Swingin' In The Swamp" - the story of how this album came into being is as unusual as the name itself! And the best way to hear it is from Ron van Stratum himself: "About five years ago, I felt that it was time to write a new repertoire for my band, go into a great studio, record a CD and get the ball rolling. But as life so often goes, I was constantly busy with other (wonderful) projects for other (wonderful) people on stage and in the studio. Parallel to this I started to build my own recording studio, finally write new songs and record demos. I invited some musician friends to play these pieces with me and - wow! It sounded so good that I decided to make the album completely by myself, as composer, drummer/percussionist, producer, sound designer, engineer...“

Ron van Stratum brings a very precise idea of "his" kind of music: jazz fusion with strong world music influences. He draws inspiration from greats like Joe Zawinul to whom the song "Zawinizm" is dedicated, and who has in Ron’s opinion created his very own style of music; Jim Beard who plays along on some tracks from the album and brings the composition "Ode To The Doo Da Day" along; and also from Scott Kinsey. "Swingin' In The Swamp", a piece characterised by Kinsey's music and the title track of the album, was created from pure improvisation in the recording studio. It has neither a "real" theme or melody yet still holds to a traditional form.

Ron van Stratum thought spontaneously of the wide swamplands in their best sense: unbelievably flexible, incredibly dense, deceptive in appearance, and always bursting full of life!

(Mons Records press release  2010)

Discography (selected)

Little Paintings                              CD available at www.frankpeeters.com



Breaking Through The Shadows


Mind Made Up

Bound West

Time Design

Water-Lucht-Aarde en Vuur


My Own Movie

One On One

Funky Case


Step Into The Light

Shadow Dancing

Vol Dagen

Two Sides

De Overkant

Frank Peeters

Nadine Nix

Frank Peeters

Enrique Tarde

Christoph Eidens



Time Design

Sam Vloemans

Sam Vloemans

Angelique van Schendel

Down South

Arnoud Gerritse

Jo Lemaire

Margriet Eshuijs

Margriet Eshuijs

Gerard van Maasakkers

Bernhard Reinke

Sabien Tiels


Ron van Stratum dr,perc; Wilbert Kivits keys; Roman Korolik bass; Andy Middleton sax; Frank Peeters git; Bart Fermie perc.

11 Tracks:

Bailar con Clave, Dig it?, Shade of a Tree, dance of the Gorgeous,Suspense, There it is!, My Secret Love, Uncle Joe, Plain View, Funky News, Hometown.



Nadine Nix  Asempa



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Nadine Nix Asempa



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Enrique Tarde



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