Artist: Robert Jan Vermeulen, Frans van der Hoeven, Jo Krause, Jesse van Ruller
Robert Jan Vermeulen was the third pianist to be invited to join the "en blanc et noir" ranks. Up till this point Vermeulen had not really been showcased as a soloist, having been heard mainly as the piano-playing leader of the Amsterdam Jazz Quintet, which made several CDs for Challenge and A-Records. For the "en blanc et noir" project he selected two excellent musicians he'd already worked with: bassist Frans van der Hoeven and drummer Jo Krause. Added attraction is the renowned guitarist Jesse van Ruller, the first European jazz musician to win the USA's Thelonious Monk jazz competition.