The World's Leading
Pop & Jazz Orchestra

Winnaar van 3 Grammy Awards
17 Grammy Nominaties

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Want to learn more about The Ghost, The King & I?

In the summer of 2013 ‘The Ghost’ (Frans van Geest), ‘The King’ (Vincent Koning) & ‘I’ founder Rob van Bavel contacted het Metropole Orkest to plan these recordings. The Idea? Original Jazz based on classical compositions, performed by the trio (Piano, double bass, guitar) supported by a large string ensemble, conducted by Rob Horsting.

The result? The album ‘The Inventors’, comprising of 9 of Rob van Bavels’ compositions. The trio like to think of it as an album of chamber jazz for people with a slightly oversized living room, one big enough to fit in 30 musicians and their instruments. ‘The Inventors’ is beautiful instrumental music. Classical melodies interchanged with virtuosic jazz solos, groovy rhythms and adventurous transitions from ballads to uptempo.