Let us take you
by the hand

Raaf Hekkema: Aj Ki Raat (arr. Maarten Ornstein)

The Calefax musicians enhanced a new video collection with a personal touch. This collection of existing as well as brand new clips of Concert Registrations and Tour Impressions offers a unique way to explore Calefax’s history of no less than 35 years.

Raaf Hekkema, saxophone
Aj Ki Raat – from the movie Anamika(arr. Maarten Ornstein)

Raaf: “Our tour in India with the jazz group Jungle Boldy involved a lot of travelling. After one of the long trips Alban surprised us with a video he had put together on the basis of a recent recording of this splendidly arranged Bollywood-song by Maarten Ornstein. The clip displays the extremes one encounters in this fantastic country (five star hotel next to a very basic blind school), as well as some challenges in the daily traffic. This trip was part of a series of tours we had planned to make to the Far and Middle East, revisiting the countries that Duke Ellingtons Orchestra had visited in the 1960s. We visited China, Turkey and India. Unfortunately our concluding tour to Iran, Jordania and Lebanon did not take place as a result of the emerging Arab Spring Revolution.”