Ekseption

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

Albums

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

Singles & EPs

RC 162 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 / Mojo Ann(7", Single) Imperial (2) IH 720 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
IH 767 Ekseption Laura(7", Single) Imperial (2) IH 767 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Ekseption Air / Concerto (Single) Philips, Philips Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Ekseption 5th Symphony / Sabre Dance (Single) Philips Italy 1969 Sell This Version
Exseption* Ritual Fire Dance (Single) Philips, Philips Italy 1969 Sell This Version
AS 068 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