19 November 2011


Hey Nick, thank you - again - for this unexpected surprise - wonderful music!


Nedley Elstak, trumpet
Willem Van Manen, trombone
Theo Loevendie, altosaxophone, piano (only A2 & A3)
Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophone, bamboo flute (only A3)
Joop Mastenbroek, baritone saxophone, clarinet (only B1), percussion (only A3)
Maarten Van Regteren Altena, bass
John Engels, drums
Martin Van Duinhoven, drums

A1. Mr. Brook 09:24
A2. Trompedly 06:25
A3. Timbuktu 04:52
B1. Trombomanie 07:05
B2. Pepy 05:37
B3. Monday 04:18
B4. Mandela 05:12

Recorded 1st & 4th December 1969 in the Netherlands.

CATFISH 5C054 24152

(lp rip)



Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...
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Reza said...

Great, been wanting to check this album out , many thanks Nick :)

matt w said...

Excellent -- Mr. Loevendie's jazz stuff, if you pardon the expression, doesn't seem easy to find!

Bill said...

This album isn't that rare. Has been reissued in 2009 by the Music Center The Netherlands, together with The Consort second album "Chess!". Marvellous music indeed.
Has someone a real rarity - "The Theo Loevendie Three - Stairs"?
Eternal gratitude will be his/her share.

Reza said...

Bill I've got Stairs however its in such a terrible state not worth ripping, fyi its not that good imho

the jazzstronaut said...

New name to me, many thanks.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

As I won't post anything in IS which is available I shall delete the link.

Nick said...


Missed the reissue


Bill said...

Thanks, Reza, for your reaction.
One stays curiuos, though.

Bozo the Clown said...

Bozo is mad, the site mentioned that reissued this classic twin-billeted cd has not responded to the Clown's inquiry. My copy is not as pristine as it could be from constant taping over the decades! Thrilled to see the intrest in the smokin' jazz side of the noterd composer - he and Candy;s dad made a great frontline -[see "Orlando"] and Mandela is a groovy alternate Dutch universe to the ICP axis. Bozo bets that in Holland there are some buzzed-out tapers who have tons of mouth-watering live shows sharing closet space with their old hash-pipes.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

@ Bozo - You could try it again.

I try to get some CDs from them for the shop I'm working for - and I have got a reply some weeks ago - today Ihave tried to fix it - we'll see.

Clifford Allen said...

Stairs! is a great record - I'm surprised people here don't dig it. It is obviously not as "formed" or "polished" as the Consort work or Loevendie's great quartet with Hans Dulfer, but it's still important contextually and musically fascinating. Horses for courses, but honestly Stairs! is worth a revisit.

Nick said...

Not sure why this came up in this thread, Clifford, but most comments liked Stairs!

-Otto- said...

Does anyone have a link where to buy the Mandela/Chess CD release? I have tried to locate it - to no avail. It seems to have been available "somewhere" for maybe 5 min. But maybe I'm wrong. Any help would be appreciated.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Try the following links:


contact: keepswingng@live.nl
There is an offer from March 2014 > 4,- euro!

the next address only ships within Europe:


And if nothing helps go and contact Theo Loevendie himself:

I did this several times - contacting the musicians - and often got the recordings I was looking for.
Even sometimes LPs from the 1970-80s.

-Otto- said...

Thanks, onxidlib. I'm giving the keepswinging a try. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'll get a reply that will work for purchases from the US. A "bankoverschrijving" will cost me plenty in fees and doesn't seem to be practical for folks outside of NL (or the EU). I'll keep you posted. Thanks!

Nody said...

Here is an update regarding the emails contacts that Onxidlib posted some years ago.
To order this cd for customers out of Nederland the email contact is
the cd version contains both lp "mandela" and "chess".
Copies are still available at this address but for how long?