Ekseption

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In 1958 a school band The Jokers was formed in Haarlem. Members were Hans Alta (bass), Rein van den Broek (trumpet), Tim Griek (drums, he was the producer for the first Brainbox (3) album, he died in a car crash in 1988) and Huib van Kampen (guitar/saxophone). They played covers of well known songs. In 1965 the name was changed to Incrowd. In 1967 the name had already changed to Ekseption because there was another Dutch band with the name Incrowd.

The band was also joined by Rob Kruisman, who became the new bandleader. Later that year also Rick Van Der Linden (keyboards) joined the group. He was a classically trained musician who finished Conservatory and had played with several jazz- and popgroups, one of them was the Occasional Swing Combo. They met each other, because both bands played at the same gig. Van den Broek was impressed by the playing of Van der Linden and asked him to join Ekseption. In 1968 the band entered the Loosdrechtse Jazz Concours and won the first prize, a record deal with Phonogram.

At the end of the year the band was about to record their debut album with producer Tony Vos. By this time Alta and Griek were replaced by bass guitarist Cor Dekker (he died in 2005) and drummer Peter de Leeuwe. As the first single "Beethoven's The Fifth" was chosen and it became an instant hit for the band. The follow up singles "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Air" became big hits as well. Because of this chart success Van der Linden became the new bandleader. In 1969 Kruisman left the band because he was not happy with the new musical approach. Shortly after that also co-founder Van Kampen left the band (he dies in 2003). He left the music business, and became a music teacher.
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Ekseption Discography Tracks

Albums

Ekseption - Ekseption album art Ekseption Ekseption (Album, Comp) Philips Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Ekseption - 3 album art Ekseption 3 (Album) Philips Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Beggar Julia's Time Trip album art Ekseption Beggar Julia's Time Trip (Album) Philips UK 1970 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Ekseption 00.04 album art Ekseption, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Ekseption, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Ekseption 00.04 (Album) Philips Canada 1971 Sell This Version
Ekseption - 5 album art Ekseption 5 (Album) Philips Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Trinity album art Ekseption Trinity (Album) Philips France 1972 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Bingo album art Ekseption (New Formula)* Bingo (Album) Philips Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Mindmirror album art Ekseption Mindmirror (Album) Philips Scandinavia 1975 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Back To The Classics album art Ekseption Back To The Classics (Album) Philips Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Ekseption '78 album art Ekseption Ekseption '78 (Album) CNR France 1978 Sell This Version
6624 063, 6423 543, 6423 544, 9299 329, 9299 330 Ekseption - Wereldsuccessen album art Ekseption Wereldsuccessen(2xLP, Album, S/Edition) Philips, Philips, Philips, Philips, Philips 6624 063, 6423 543, 6423 544, 9299 329, 9299 330 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Dance Macabre album art Ekseption Dance Macabre (Album) Ariola Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Ekseption '89 album art Ekseption Ekseption '89 (Album) Ariola Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Ekseption - The Reunion album art Ekseption The Reunion (Album) A&R Music UK 1994 Sell This Version
280712 Ekseption - Best Of album art Ekseption Best Of(CD) A&R Music 280712 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Ekseption Plays Bach album art Ekseption Ekseption Plays Bach (Comp) Philips Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Ekseption - The Story Of album art Ekseption The Story Of (Album) Alpha Centauri Entertainment Germany 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RC 162 Ekseption - Ekseption At ABC album art Jazz And Beatformation The Ekseption* Ekseption At ABC(7", Maxi) RCS (5) RC 162 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
IH 720 Ekseption - Talk About Tomorrow album art Ekseption Talk About Tomorrow(7", Single) Imperial (2) IH 720 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
IH 767 Ekseption - Laura album art Ekseption Laura(7", Single) Imperial (2) IH 767 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Air / Concerto album art Ekseption Air / Concerto (Single) Philips, Philips Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Ekseption - 5th Symphony / Sabre Dance album art Ekseption 5th Symphony / Sabre Dance (Single) Philips Italy 1969 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Ritual Fire Dance album art Exseption* Ritual Fire Dance (Single) Philips, Philips Italy 1969 Sell This Version
AS 068 Ekseption - The 5th / Voodoo album art Ekseption, Davy Jones And The Voodoo Funk Machine Ekseption, Davy Jones And The Voodoo Funk Machine - The 5th / Voodoo(7", Mono, Jukebox) Philips AS 068 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
Ekseption - Adagio / Julia album art Ekseption Adagio / Julia (Single) Philips Italy 1970 Sell This Version