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Piet Noordijk

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: 1932    

Piet Noordijk

A lot has been said and written about alto-saxophoneplayer Piet Noordijk since he started his professional career nearly 60 years ago in his hometown of Rotterdam. And rightfully so! For Piet is a typical no-nonsense person who speaks and plays straight from the heart. He developed his extraordinary talent on the alto and tenorsax by playing almost nightly in one of the many clubs that featured any kind of music in and around the largest port of the world. Sometimes he would be joined by his older brother and mentor Kees, who was a tenor player as well and an excellent accordeonist. After succesfully finishing his clarinet studies at the Rotterdam conservatory, he eagerly joined the many musicians who had been deprived of jazz during the second world war anbegan an impressive carreer as a soloist and section leader in the many (big)bands that craved his unique abilities. After retiring from the by now world famous Metropole Orchestra, he once more formed his own quartet with top Dutch musicians and recorded a hugely succesful album: Piet plays Bird. Before and during his tenure as lead-alto player with the Metropole Orchestra, he has performed with and accompanied some of the greatest jazz-soloists in the world, such as: Gary Peacock, Lee Konitz, Oliver Nelson, Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Tony Bennet, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Clarke, Wynton Marsalis, the list is endless!...
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    Just When I Needed You Most

    Philips
    1979
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    Sail On

    Philips
    1979
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    Finished Product

    Philips
    1977
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    Saxophoon - De Beste Van

    Philips
    1976
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    You Are So Beautiful

    Philips
    1975
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    Saxomania

    Philips
    1975
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    Prototype

    Philips
    1974
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Featured recording “Piet Plays Sinatra”

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Piet Plays Sinatra

Munich Records (2002)

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