Rinus Groeneveld is a
tenorsaxophonist from the Netherlands.
Rinus, is running his own group called "Greenfield Jazz Quartet" and is freelancing.
He has is own 24
track analog recording studio, called “Studio Greenfields
Rinus started on altosax and flute but
switched to tenorsax inspired by a dexter
gordon concert at the Amsterdam Paradiso 1969.
Many bands, sessions,
and concerts later Rinus joined the band “Dulfer and the Perikels”
led by tenorist .hans dulfer.
He became a member of Dutch theatre company “.het
Werktheater , toured two years and made a
Movie titled “Een Zwoele Zomeravond” in 1983.
He invited some great
musicians like Hans Dulfer and Han
Bennink, to form his first band as a leader called
“The Bluesbastards”. They recorded his first album called “Friendship”,
with London-based label “Charly Records”. In that period he also
played with (then) teenager Candy
Dulfer at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Hague.
Rinus performed with free
jazz bands, Dutch poets such as Simon
Vinkenoog , toured with The ”Bluesbastards” including
on several jazz- and bluesfestivals. He played in Mose Allison's
hornsection, and won a jazz poll, voted by the readers of the national
newspaper “De Volkskrant” as “Best jazz saxophonist 1985”.
A tour with drummer Pierre
van der Linden(of Focus fame) resulted in a spontaneous
recording with Pierre van der Linden and Wilbert
de Joode at Max Bollemans studio’s titled: "Dare to be Different"
(Ttimeless SJP 321).
THE FUNKY JAZZY TRIPPY LOUNGY BAND YINKA
WITH BASSMAN ALEX
OELE, AND SINGER, YINKA ,
WITH PRODUCER MICHEL VAN SCHIE.......
Hammond-organ player Carlo
de Wys on the North Sea Jazz Festival and for one
week in the jazzclub Ronnie Scotts in London.
Five cd”s with Hammond
organplayer herbert noord–Pierre
van der Linden- Paul Weeden–John
Marshall and playing with them in the clubs in Holland , Germany
Several shows with BIG
JAY MC NEELEY, inventor of the "honking" saxophone.
Rinus formed The band
“Greenfield”, a funky/soul/jazzy
band, which recorded two cd’s so far: "Toom Toom" (1997 Via Records)
and "Bingo" (1998 A-Records).
Performed North Sea Jazz
Festival in 1997 with “Greenfield” and in 1999 with the famous hammonorganplayer
Big John Patton. Produced
several cd’s in my own studio.
Another current project
is the remaking of a record made in 1983, "Friendship" with the
Bluesbastards. This time with different musicians but the same instrumentation.
The musicians are new young talent Hammond organist Elvis
Sergo , bluesguitarist MICK
HEINE and drummer MAARTEN
KRUISWIJK, ON BASS HANS RUIGROK. The singer will be
the same as on original album, Karien
THE SOUND OF THE FIFTIES(NO VOCALS,PLEASE)
WE,RE BUSYRECORDING DISCOGRAhy
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