New Album ‘Homme Fatale’

Woohoo! We worked on it for quite a while, because we wanted it to be really good – the new album of Ratzke with the songs of Homme Fatale.¬†And it’s ready, and I think it’s really good! Man, the hours we put in it to get all the sounds right, and the instruments I played! […]

New album ‘Balanced Action’

This year I’m playing on the new album by Willem Hellbreker called ‘Balanced Action’. Together with the great Johan Clement, with whom I got to play for the first time, and my pal Jasper Somsen on double bass. The album contains a lot of originals by Willem, and some standards along with that. We got […]

Robbert Scherpenisse – ‘Searching for Ai’

  Finally it’s out! Robbert Scherpenisse’s debut cd ‘Searching for Ai’. Robbert wrote all the tunes, he arranged them and got the finest players to perform them – and now everybody can hear it on this great cd. People features on this album are Jesse van Ruller (guitar), Jeroen Vierdag (bass), me on drums and […]

Traeben incredible 106%!!!!

Yes, we did it! Or actually, YOU DID IT!!! To be able to release the next Traeben album we started a crowdfunding¬†campagne to raise money for producing this album and to get you involved in our project. Luckily everybody liked what we were doing, and so we gathered even more than we asked for – […]

Ellen ten Damme – album Berlin!

In may this year I recorded a new album with Ellen ten Damme, called ‘Berlin’. It was recorded live at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and it features a great band with horns and strings. The tracklist has some old and some new material on it, all fabulously sung by Ellen. In the meantime the album was […]