RONY VERBIEST accomp. by the DE CAUTER FAMILY ( Koen - Waso and Dajo) in PORGY EN BESS
In the Porgy en Bess Jazz Club in Terneuzen, in the southwest part of the Netherlands, Rony Verbiest and the De Cauter family played at the so-called Nieuwsjaarsconcert, the New Year concert scedulded on the 18th of January 2009. The club was jam-packed thanks to a lot of people from Belgium, who wanted to hear this unique group.
Rony Verbiest ( Porgy en Bess Jazz Club - Terneuzen - January 2009) ( photo courtesy Hans Koert)
A year ago Rony Verbiest performed in Porgy en Bess with bass player Hein Van de Geyn and vocalist and actress Cyrille Carreon and for me, and the audience in the club, this concert was a bit disappointed, so it was good to have Rony Verbiest back on stage, to take revenge. And he did! In a relaxed and swinging concert the audience enjoyed a great performance of this popular accordionist together with the Koen De Cauter family ( Koen, Waso and Dajo)
Rony Verbiest, born in Zelzate, on the Dutch-Belgian border, in the summer of 1956, plays the accordion since he was a young child, raised in a musical family – his father, Michel was a skilled accordion player too. Later he studied the drums and saxophone. After he left the School of Music in Ghent, Belgium, he started as a professional player on saxophone at La Musique Royale des Guides, a band that played classical music, but he was also fascinated by jazz music and played with Johnny Griffin, Rob Madna, Jeff Clayton and the Belgian Etienne Verschueren, leader of the BRT big-band, who loved to play the accordion too. Rony is an expert on baritone saxophone, but at this concert he played the accordion ( and on one tune the harmonica).
Both Waso De Cauter on the rhythm guitar as Dajo De Cauter at the bass did do a good job. Both have been raised into music, thanks to their father and are active in numerous other bands too. Waso is now active in his project Radio Lume which combines gypsy music, Flamenco and jazz. He's also producer and loves to makes cover designs for record productions. Dajo, the youngest one of the two sons on stage, had brought his great love: Mijnen Bruinen Bas ( = My brown bass ), although I believe he also brought his wife an little child to this concert ( And why not? Learn young, learn fair). He is active in several jazz and folk bands in and around Ghent.
I was pleased that they played the musette Flambé Montalbanaise by Gus Viseur; one of the greatest accordion players of Belgium. A months ago I published an article about Gus Viseur written by Georg Lankester. I learned that I had one track in my collection, recorded by this great band (enlarged by Willy Seeuws on drums), titled ........... Flambé Montalbanaise as played by the Les P'tits Belges released on the 2CD 30 Jaar Breda Jazz Festival. (Feel The Jazz FTJ CD 60/61 )
This first concert was the great starter of the second part of jazz concerts scheduled at the Porgy en Bess Jazz club in Terneuzen – a great place to be !!
Hans Koert – firstname.lastname@example.org
A (selected) RONY VERBIEST - DE CAUTER Family DISCOGRAPHY.
Both Rony Verbiest as the De Cauter family made numerous recordings, alone and with all kinds of groups. I found a few records where they play together. Enjoy this limited selective discography:
Musette - Les p'tits Belges - Destelbergen, België (Juni 1994 )
Koen De Cauter chante Brassens... Live - Koen De Cauter ( Westouter, april 1996)
Les P'tits Belges: 30 jaar Breda Jazz Festival (2000)
Djalt - Waso De Cauter presents The De Cauter family & friends ( Gent, summer of 2004)
Links you should have seen:
De Cauter Family site Rony Verrbiest site Gus Viseur, Accordion player ( 1915-1974) Nieuwjaarsconcert 2008 Rony Verbiest-Hein Van de Geyn Masters of Jazz Guitars Swing-Musette Oscar Aleman Choro Music Flexible Records Hit of the Week-Durium Keep Swinging News letter Keep Swinging Contributions