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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873 003 UBY Ekseption - Ekseption album art Ekseption Ekseption (Album, Comp) Philips 873 003 UBY Germany 1969 Sell This Version
PST 6154 Ekseption - Beggar Julia's Time Trip album art Ekseption Beggar Julia's Time Trip (Album) Philips PST 6154 UK 1970 Sell This Version
6423005 Ekseption - 3 album art Ekseption 3 (Album) Philips 6423005 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
6423 019 Ekseption - Ekseption 00.04 album art Ekseption, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Ekseption, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Ekseption 00.04 (Album) Philips 6423 019 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
7111 101 Ekseption - 5 album art Ekseption 5 (Album) Philips 7111 101 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
7111 122 Ekseption - Ekseptional Classics - The Best Of Ekseption album art Ekseption Ekseptional Classics - The Best Of Ekseption (Comp) Philips 7111 122 France 1973 Sell This Version
6423056 Ekseption - Trinity album art Ekseption Trinity (Album) Philips 6423056 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
7111 154 Ekseption - Bingo album art Ekseption (New Formula)* Bingo (Album) Philips 7111 154 Scandinavia 1974 Sell This Version
6423 082 Ekseption - Mindmirror album art Ekseption Mindmirror (Album) Philips 6423 082 Scandinavia 1975 Sell This Version
7112 639 Ekseption - Back To The Classics album art Ekseption Back To The Classics (Album) Philips 7112 639 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
870.021 Ekseption - Ekseption '78 album art Ekseption Ekseption '78 (Album, Comp) CNR 870.021 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
203.629 Ekseption - Dance Macabre album art Ekseption Dance Macabre (Album, Comp) Ariola 203.629 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
PD 74079 Ekseption - Ekseption '89 album art Ekseption Ekseption '89 (Album) Ariola PD 74079 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
280712 Ekseption - The Reunion album art Ekseption The Reunion (Album) A&R Music 280712 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ACE 11060 F Ekseption - The Story Of album art Ekseption The Story Of (Album) Alpha Centauri Entertainment ACE 11060 F Germany 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RC 162 Ekseption - Ekseption At ABC album art Jazz And Beatformation The Ekseption* Ekseption At ABC(7", EP) 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 / From Africa With Love album art Ekseption Laura / From Africa With Love(7", Single) Imperial (2) IH 767 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
JF 336047, 336 047 JF Ekseption - Air / Concerto album art Ekseption Air / Concerto (Single) Philips, Philips JF 336047, 336 047 JF Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
JF 336035, 336 035 JF Ekseption - Ritual Fire Dance / Rhapsody In Blue album art Exseption* Ritual Fire Dance / Rhapsody In Blue (Single) Philips, Philips JF 336035, 336 035 JF Italy 1969 Sell This Version
334 686 JF Ekseption - 5th Symphony / Sabre Dance album art Ekseption 5th Symphony / Sabre Dance (Single) Philips 334 686 JF Australia 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
6012 013 Ekseption - Adagio / Julia album art Ekseption Adagio / Julia (Single) Philips 6012 013 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
318 992 PF Ekseption - Air album art Ekseption Air (Single) Philips 318 992 PF UK 1970 Sell This Version
6012 030 Ekseption - Another History / Rondo album art Ekseption Another History / Rondo (Single) Philips 6012 030 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version