Frans Hals Kwintet (euro jazz)

This group is build around musicians from Haarlem, NL. After years of pop, (fusion) jazz and the first fusion bigband in Holland (Big Band Loenen) there was a need to play more acoustic jazz without electronics, inwhich my compositions from the 1970 till 80's (euro jazz style) play a central role for the quintet. New pieces are written for the quintet and there was material for 3 cd's. Big motor for the group was the inspiring drummer from Brainbox and FOCUS Pierre van der Linden. Two cd's are made (in small numbers, 500 each).
The first cd"Another Step" (1993) is with
Floris Mulder
on guitar and the second cd "TRY" (1994-95)is with guitar player Hans Kunneman.
Pieter Riedstra - trumpet, Pierre van der Linden on drums and Ernst Oosterveld piano.
Double bass Henk Scheffer,
All compositions by Ernst Oosterveld except "Rebike" and "Latinajo" by Henk Scheffer.

Frans Hals Kwintet TRY album

Demos 1. TRY 2. Kubic Music 3. Oktatronix 4. Dubbel 5. Adder 6. Kwartaans
7. Slang 8. Mileshow 9. Lake Leek 10. Latinajo 11. Zwalk


Frans Hals Kwintet ANOTHER STEP album

Demos 1. Shaky 2. Sloop 3. Another Step 4. TokBar 5. Ancil 6. Flat Gipsy.
7. Rebike 8. Idrie 9. SevenUpTempo 10. Ramsy