Wilbert de Joode
Wilbert de Joode


 solo, Ab Baars trio, Trio Achim Kaufmann/ Frank Gratkowski/ Wilbert de Joode, Apa Ini, Frank Gratkowski's Double Quartet, Groups with Michiel Braam, Trio Fuhler/Bennink/DeJoode,  The Corkestra, trio with Georg Graewe and Mark Sanders, Eric Boeren 4tet, and more!

Wilbert  de  Joode  


 Wilbert de Joode (1955) is a veritable research scientist of bass pizzicato and bowing techniques. A self-taught musician, he has been playing the double-bass since 1982. He began working in groups that improvised within a jazz framework. Other musicians were soon drawn to his idiosyncratic style, and in the mid 80s he played in groups led by Vera Vingerhoeds, Armando Cairo and Ig Henneman where he further developed his improvisation skills. He came into contact with such musicians as J.C.Tans, Rinus Groeneveld, Michiel Braam, Han Bennink, Han Buhrs (Schismatics) and Ab Baars.
 De Joode is currently one of the most active bass players on the European improvised music circuit. His individual style and musicality transforms the double bass into an equal partner in the most varied ensembles. A personal tone colour, exploration of the outer registers, quirky improvisations and the use of gut strings contribute to an instantly recognizable and intriguing sound. The seventeen improvised pieces on his first solo cd Olo (distributed by ToonDist ( ) shows how rich and complex his sound on the double bass is.
De Joode released his first solo CD, Olo, in 2002 (Wig 06, distributed by Toondist ) -“...a suite of improvised, short, wayward, witty, gloomy, beautiful and freakish bass solo’s.”

He is currently one of the most sought-after jazz and improvisation bass players. Interesting DVD is:  "Triple Dutch": Michael Schumacher (dance) in three duos: with Han Bennink, Cor Fuhler, and Wilbert de Joode . (Data Images 01)

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