François van de Linde

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François van de Linde writes about classic hard bop, soul jazz and Hammond grooves on his blog Flophouse Magazine. Three books of his fiction – poetry, short stories and a thriller – have been published in The Netherlands. Among other endeavors, he produces the radio show Groove & Grease on Dutch radio. His part-time day job involves the assistance of elderly clients of health care. He writes in the evening, when the sun goes down. By his own account, he caught the jazz bug as a teenager in jazz club Porgy & Bess in his place of birth of Terneuzen: "David 'Fathead' Newman absolutely killed me. It was then that I realized that the essence of jazz is blues and swing".

Recent readings

Sonny Rollins Trio: Live In Europe 1959

We all know that Sonny Rollins had long been frustrated with his playing in early 1959 and had completed a tour of Europe during...

Fessor: Glad To Be Here

Peter Materna: The Kiss

Louis Hayes: Crisis

Big Space: In Relation To

SEV Trio: Far From Close

Buxton adds jazz sparkle

Kurt Elling: SuperBlue