In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Rerootin' Henny Vonk ‎
Timeless Records (LP)‎– SJP 164           Netherlands, 1982

It’s Quimsy who draw my attention to the Dutch vocalist Henny Vonk when he posted on his blog, a few years ago, her (rare) first album  -simply titled Vonk First – dating from 1969.  Henny Vonk – who worked for several years as vocalist with the Chris Hinze Combination -  had to wait 12 years to record a second album.  But it was worth the wait, she’s working with a dream rhythm section: Clint Houston on bass and Billy Higgins on drums.  A mention too for the remarkable but most underrated Dutch pianist / arranger Rob Vandenbroeck, currently pianist of the European Jazz Ensemble.

In addition to singing, Mrs Vonk wrote the lyrics, played bass guitar on two tracks, wrote poems and liner notes and made the stitchery on the front cover photo.

A1       Frandance        (Miles Davis)    7:04
A2       Circle   (Miles Davis / arranged by Rob Van Den Broeck)         3:08
A3       Nefertiti           (Wayne Shorter)           5:35
A4       Dolphin Dance (Herbie Hancock)         4:05
A5       The Blessing - Jazz Version      (Ornette Coleman)       3:29

B1        A Tribute To Someone (Herbie Hancock / arrangt by R. Van Den Broeck)        5:23
            Bass Guitar – Henny Vonk
B2        Cloud Of Knowledge    (Henny "Vonk" Tjong Ayong II / arrangt by R. Van Den Broeck)            4:02
Bass Guitar – Henny Vonk
B3        Pompeii           (Bobby Hutcherson)     4:21
B4        The Blessing - Latin-Jazz Version        (Ornette Coleman) 6:50

Vocals, Lyrics – Henny "Vonk" Tjong Ayong II
Piano– Rob Van Den Broeck
Bass – Clint Houston
Drums – Billy Higgins

Recorded at "Studio 44", Max Bolleman, Monster, Holland.

Recording date: November 18th, 1981 (A1-A5, B3, B4) and January 4th, 1982 (B1 & B2)

Rip in WAV, from original LP.  Pictures found on Discogs.


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  2. wow, very rare timeless! thanks!

  3. Pretty unusual song selection for a jazz vocal album. Really curious what this is gonna be like, many thanks Boogieman!

  4. Thanks a lot! I can use this for my "Timeless-blog" ...