Layers of kaas, jazz, classical, psych, and virtuositeit piled up and played out as Ekseption. Between 1969 and 1972, pianist Rick van der Linden was ostensibly the center-piece of the human/Muppet-hybrid band, but the rotating door of members (aside from life-long member, trompetter Rein van den Broek) were nothing to slouch at.

“Ekseption – The ‘70s Broadcasts (Remastered)” can either be put on in the background as an hour-plus introductory mixtape to the group, or watched for the group performing amongst farm animals, eating matzah in Israel and a healthy dose of Dutch fashion. Oh, and their virtuositeit, of course. Featuring footage film from Netherlands, Israel, Italy and France. words / b kramer

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