The first solo CD of Barend Courbois! "Tunes for a friend" is a BASS record, which is not only for bassplayers interesting.
Artists that have joined this recording are : Jan Somers (guitar), René Merkelbach (keyboards), Ramon Rambeaux (drums), Ben Peski (percussion), Barend's father Sir Pierre Courbois (drums) and Jasper van 't Hof (keyboards).
The CD was recorded in the studio of Marc Christian, the live-engineer of a.o. Eric Clapton, Supertramp and Led Zeppelin and is a combination of rock, funk and jazz.
Here below a short description of the tracks on this CD.
1. Deinum, dedicated to Barend's only Dutch basshero: Herman Deinum
(Sweet d' Buster).>>>>>>Download Deinum mp3
2. Aloha, a happy jazz-dance number.
3. (Sh)it happens, a nice ballad.
4. Tea time, a heavy fusion-funker.
5. Opperdoes, a jazz-rock tune written in the late sixties in 11/4 beat by Jasper van 't Hof.
6. Hello, a fantastic instrumental version of the hit of Lionel Ritchie.
7. Sis-Kebas, a bassolo played on a six string bass with keyboard accompaniment
8. House of horror, funking and freaking with a Digitech Whammy pedal until you drop down.
9. Europe, a cover of Santana's hit played in a jazzy style.
This CD is dedicated to a friend, who passed away, Maarten Bukkens.
"Tunes for a friend" is produced by Jan Somers and Barend Courbois and was recorded in the period between February and April 1996 at the Safe and Sound studio's in Medemblik Holland and was mastered by Peter de Wint and Philip op de Beeck at Little Major Productions Antwerp Belgium.