'All 10 compositions have something that stays with you...catchy jazz hits with strikingly strong grooves' - Haagsche Courant
'From the very first track this album is swinging hard' - Jazz Nu
'Checkin' the Vibes' marks Edgar van Asselt's first CD as a leader. Contributing ten compositions that can stylistically be placed somewhere between souljazz, gospel, blues and world music with catchy melodies and funky grooves. The line-up of a quintet with two horns contributes to the 'sixties' legacy of the Adderley brothers, Art Blakey and Junior Mance. Well received by the critics that laud the catchy melodies and moisty grooves by the rhythm section.
Line-up: Edgar Van Asselt (keys, compositions), Ruud Breuls (trumpet), Miguel Martinez (sax), Rudy Vley (bass), Wim Kegel (drums)