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Ben Sluijs Quartet
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Ben Sluijs - Alto saxophone, Flute, Composer    
Erik Vermeulen - Piano    
Piet Verbist - Bass    
Eric Thielemans - Drums    

These 4 young musicians have a lot of individual experience in playing jazz live.

They've been playing together before in different formations, and now found each other in this quartet, which plays regulary since 1995.

This band plays original music composed by Ben SLUIJS. Their jazz style can be described as a combination of modal jazz (COLTRANE, Joe HENDERSON, McCoy TYNER...) and modern Jazz (MONK, MILES...)

Ben's compositions have now and then some classical music influences slightly comparable with the compositions of Keith JARRETT, Lee KONITZ, Bill EVANS... and some more free influences (Ornette COLEMAN, MONK...) with here and there some sheets of blues.

This band achieves a very tight and personal group sound with a lot of interaction between the players.

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