My name is Bob van Luijt and this is my website.
This website contains information about projects I’ve been involved in and projects I will be undertaking. Almost every text is accompanied by photos, videos and audio.
Soon the new Square Orange album. Follow the whole creative process on this website.
In February 2012 I was involved in an amazing project with drummer Yonga Sun and trumpet player Cuong Vu.
On this page there’s a list of interesting interviews I’ve done. Some are in Dutch, others in English. Some have English subtitles.
A lot can change over the years with regards to what you want from your instrument. I started out with a Fender Jazz bass, which was followed by a fretted bass guitar by Rikkers.
On the 13th of July 2007 I went to a Steps Ahead performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival. This band had a guitar player I had never heard of before, his name was Bryan Baker. I remembered his name and in 2009, when I studied at Berklee in Boston, I heard his name again. Every guitarist knew who he was, he was known as a unique virtuoso. A few years later -back in The Netherlands- I wanted to embark upon a jazz-rock/fusion project with one of the best drummers in this field in Western Europe (Sebastiaan Cornelissen) and I immediately thought of Bryan. I got in touch with him and a few months later he came to Europe to tour and play some concerts with us.
I got to know Eric on the 21st of September 2008, at a gig we did in an amazing music café in Zwolle (De Singel). After my return from Boston we played together a few times, which made me think of asking Eric to play with my band Square Orange. We played parts of ‘Movement’ and some new material; the performances were great fun.
It just arrived: a plan, an idea. I wanted to write a composition lasting a minimum of 45 minutes. I wanted to write music that worked like a play or a film. From my point of view the experience of a performance starts the very moment the audience comes into the concert hall. The music develops into a huge climax at the high point of the performance. When I lived and studied in Boston (in January 2009), I was able to take the time to study my main influences, gain inspiration and of course, write…
A new website, with a lot of new things, the older posts are …gone… (pfoow)