Christiaan 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 !
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