The folk form of Dutch music is marked by straightforward bass motives. In
Dutch music the musical line is the bass line which is danced at. This is very
unusual among other European folk. This implies that even though the music
sounds fast, the dances in tempo are generally quite moderate to slow. Mainly
the dances are group dances and not dual dances or individual dances.
During dances clogs are often worn. But, Dutch clog dancing is not the same as its modern counterpart. With Dutch clogs it is almost impossible to perform extremely active dances. The reason behind this is the fact that the entire shoe is made up of wood and not just the sole of the shoe. Therefore the function of the clogs is to act as additional percussion. This is done by the clogs by stamping rhythmically.
During the early half of the 19th century, Dutch rural folk started moving to cities such as Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Thus they brought along with them a lot of folk traditions.
A good part of their dances and songs began to get the taste of popularity. During the early half of the 20th century, a lot of urban intellectuals started traveling to the country with the aim of recording Dutch music with local musicians. This was a process, which can be traced even in countries like Spain. It may be worth noting that musicians from across the world are attracted by the North Sea Jazz Festival
Misha Mengelberg was born on the 5th of June in the year 1935.Misha is a jazz composer and pianist. Misha was the pianist on Last Date, which was Eric Dolphy's last album; this album was released in the year 1964. Drummer Han BenninkAlso featured on that record along with Piet Noordijk. They formed a quartet.
This quartet had a large number of different bassists. These people played at Newport Jazz Festival in the year 1966. In the year 1967 Misha became the co-founder of the Instant Composers Pool.