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Jasper van 't Hof (born 30 June 1947) is a Dutch jazz pianist and keyboard-player.

Van 't Hof was born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands, and began studying piano at the age of five. He was playing in jazz bands in school, and by the age of 19 was playing at jazz festivals with drummer Pierre Courbois. In 1969, he became a member of Courbois' early European jazz rock group Association P.C. (together with German guitarist Toto Blanke). In the project Piano Conclave he played with such piano giants as George Gruntz, Joachim Kühn, Wolfgang Dauner and Keith Jarrett.

In 1974, he founded Pork Pie and teamed up with Philip Catherine (guitar), Charlie Mariano (saxophone), Aldo Romano (drums), and Jean-François Jenny Clark (bass). Other bands that he contributed to soon followed, including Eyeball which included saxophonist Bob Malach and the late violinist Zbigniew Seifert. He had two bands; Face To Face which is composed of the Danish bassist Bo Stief and the saxophonist Ernie Watts and his crossover combo Pili Pili featuring, among others, African singer Angelique Kidjo.

Van't Hof is one of the most active jazz musicians on the European scene. During the course of his career, he has been at the keyboard for Archie Shepp and many others, although he is best known for his exceptional solo piano playing.

John Kelman, Allaboutjazz critique, in his review of Transitory said:

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 The Door Is Open Jasper van't Hof's Pork Pie 1
1978 However Jasper van 't Hof 1
1978 Sleep My Love Philip Catherine, Charlie Mariano & Jasper van 't Hof 2
1989 Pili Pili Jasper van 't Hof 1
1996 Freezing Screens Jasper Van't Hof & Greetje Bijma & Pierre Favre 1
1998 Canossa - Face To Face Jasper van 't Hof 1
1998 Un Mondo Illusorio Jasper van 't Hof 1
2001 Brutto Tempo Jasper van 't Hof, Charlie Mariano & Steve Swallow 1
2001 Un Incontro Illusorio Jasper van 't Hof/Joey Baron 1
2003 Axioma - Piano Solos Jasper van 't Hof 1
2008 Pseudopodia Jasper van 't Hof & Bob Malach 1
Innuendo Charlie Mariano, Jasper van 't Hof & Marilyn Mazur 1
Mama Rose Archie Shepp & Jasper van 't Hof 1
The Fifth of May Archie Shepp & Jasper van 't Hof 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Live at Quasimodo (feat. HOTLIPS) Jasper van 't Hof 1

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