Chris Hinze Combination – Virgin Sacrifice (1972)

FrontCover1Christiaan Herbert “Chris” Hinze (born June 30, 1938, Hilversum) is a Dutch jazz and New Age flautist.

Hinze initially performed publicly as a pianist until the mid-1960s, when he began studying flute at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and then at Berklee College of Music. As a pianist, he played with Boy Edgar until 1966, but by 1967 was playing flute professionally with the bassist Dick van der Capellen. His first releases as a leader were issued in 1969, and in 1970, Hinze was awarded the Best Soloist prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival. In the 1970s, he formed his own ensemble, the Chris Hinze Combination, which included players such as Gerry Brown and John Lee, and which saw some success with arrangements of Baroque music in a jazz setting. He also founded the record label Keytone Records in the mid-1970s.

In the 1980s, Hinze played for several years in a duo with Sigi Schwab and continued touring with a new version of his Combination. He began studying the music of Tibet and South Asia in the middle of the decade, forming a world music ensemble which shifted toward more New Age and electronic music styles rather than jazz. (by wikipedia)


This is music that was composed by Chris Hinze for a TV-series on the subject of archeology called Digging for the Past.

Because of the request of a lot of viewers, it was decided to compile this album. The sound is mostly directed in the new-age, soundtrack style with moments of jazz-rock/fusion such as The First Wheel and Bamboo Feelings among others.

And this is another hightlight in the career of the great Chris Hinze … listen and enjoy !

Chris Hinze 1972

Gerry Brown (drums, percussion)
Chris Hinze (flute, organ)
John Lee (bass)
Wim Stolwijk (piano, spinet)
Louis van Dyke (piano)
Roger Cooke (bass)


01. Roman Frescoes 4.04
02. Virgin’s Sacrifice 3.33
03. A Collection Of Potsherd 3.27
04. The Viking Ships Of Roskilde 2.37
05. Oak-Leaf 4.30
06. Statuettes Of Children 2.16
07. The Rune-Stone Of Haitabu 2.59
08. The First Wheel 2.41
09. The Shifting Sands Of Mantinge 3.36
10. Eros & Psyche 3.05
11. Frisian Mounds 3.46
12. Cult-Bowl 3.01
13. Bamboo Feelings 1.45

Music composed by Chris Hinze




Charlie Mariano + Chris Hinze – Blue Stone (1971)

CDFrontCover1Charlie Mariano, who gained his initial fame for playing bop and cool jazz in the 1950s, by the early ’70s was exploring a mixture of world music and funk/R&B. This interesting but now somewhat dated CD reissue finds Mariano switching between alto, soprano, flute and the nagasuram in a quintet with flutist Chris Hinze and a European rhythm section that explores three Mariano originals (including the previously unreleased 18½-minute “Blue Stone”), a piece by Hinze and a traditional South Indian folk song. The moody music contains plenty of intriguing colors and some surprising moments. (by Scott Yanow)

FrontCoverReleased on LP 1973 by Freedom/Intercord 28 460 4 U

Jimm Chaaperoe (drums)
Roger Cooke (bass)
Chris Hinze (flute, piano)
Charlie Mariano (saxophones, flute)

01. Lullaby For Dewi (Hinze) 9.42
02. Mirror Of Your Mind (Mariano) 7.37
03. Blue Stone (bonus track)  (Mariano) 18.27
04. Traditional South Indian Kirtanam (Traditional) 6.32
05. Lassana Lamaya (Beautiful Child) (Mariano) 11.31


Chris Hinze – Bach Meets Jazz (1999)

ChrisHinzeFrontCover1Chris Hinze was born in Hilversum, in the Netherlands. He began his musical studies on the piano at the age of 12. After working as a pianist all over Europe for several years, he returned to Holland and entered the Royal Conservatory in The Hague to study the flute. Around that time he met bass player Dick van der Capellen and together with Cees See/Martin van Duinhoven, they formed the ‘Dick van der Capellen trio’. (‘The Present is Past’). After getting his degree at the Royal Conservatory in 1969, Chris won a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston to study composition and arranging. Whilst at Berklee, he started to produce his unique Baroque/Jazz albums ‘Telemann my Way’, ‘Vivat Vivaldi’ etc. He also founded the ‘Chris Hinze Combination’.
He has performed with many well-known musicians, such as reggae legend Peter Tosh in Jamaica (where Hinze’s CD Kings of Reggae was recorded), the great producer Michael Gibbs in London, and The Brecker Brothers in the USA. He has played with fellow flautists James Moody, Paul Horn, Raghunath Seth, Herbie Mann and Don Burrows at major international festivals. Many of these performances were recorded.

And this is one of his excellent interpretations of the genius music of mastermind Johann Sabastian Bach.

Louis van Dijk (piano)
Jan Goudswaard (drums, percussion)
Chris Hinze (flute)
unknown orchestra

01. Badinerie 2.46
02. Largo 3.52
03. Gavotte 3.18
04. Allegro 5.06
05. Schafe können sicher weiden 5:22
06. So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen 4.28
07. Menuet 2.44
08. Air 3.09
09. Double 2.36
10. Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder 5-33
11. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme 4.57
12. O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden 5.15
13. Sarabande 2.11
14. Allegro (Bach) 3.58
15. Ich folge dir gleichfalls mit freudigen Schritten 3.53
16. Siciliano 3.33

Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach