All posts by Rob van Bavel

Jazz piano masterclass material (pdf)

Monday March 16: Suspone – Piano, i got rhythmJohn’s Abbey 4tet – Rhythm

Tuesday March 17: Blueslicks , united blues – Full Score , Thrillseekers (Blues in 12 keys)

Wednesday March 18: reharmonisation: middle voices

Thursday March 19: pentatonicEFFENDI – Pianopentatonic workout 2018

Friday March 20: practice cycles – Full Scoreessential bebop lines (concert key)RB


Monday March 23: Lennie’s Pennies5 and 7 patternfive and seven exercisesdotted quarter notesharmonic improvisation examples 3

Tuesday March 24: voicingslist upperstructurescomping (little examples)

Wednesday March 25: witchhunt, soloCelia 3

Thursday March 26: Harmonic Improvisation seen from a piano player’s view…harmonic improvisation examples 1harmonic improvisation examples 2harmonic improvisation examples 3,  harmonic improvisation examples 4

Friday March 27: intro:ending(ideeen voor) Solopiano masterclass


Monday March 30: fourth exerciseClare-Fischer-warm up exercisepentatonic workout 2018enclosure exercise – Full Score

Tuesday March 31: Art Tatum, Dick Hyman, Tea for two, Ain’t misbehavin, Mirage (Peterson),  Caravan (Petrucciani)

Cd ‘The Inventors’ now available!


Anniversary CD Rob van Bavel Trio released!

Now for Sale Online:

Or at the concerts:

18-11 ‘t Hijgend Hert, Breda

25-11 ‘t Syndicaat, Den Haag

9-12 cafe Miles, Amersfoort

2-1-2015 de Tor, Enschede

26-2-2015 the Duke, Nistelrode


Previously unreleased/now available on Cdbaby!

With the first Rob van Bavel Trio (1985-2000) we recorded ‘Just for You’ , ‘The Rob van Bavel Trio’ (which cd was rewarded an ‘Edison’ – dutch Grammy) & ‘The Other Side’; after several years a new Rob van Bavel Trio was born, with exciting players such as bassplayer Clemens van der Feen (at that time still very young) and masterdrummer Chris Strik. This trio released 2 official cd’s: ‘Piano Grand Slam’ and ‘Generations’ (Munichrecords)….we made a 3rd recording which was never released: ‘Dutch Jazz’ – 9 original compositions by Rob van Bavel plus ‘Giant Steps’ (solopiano live) as a bonustrack! Enjoy…

Download a single track or the entire album at!