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Maarten Altena


MAARTEN ALTENA (bassist, composer bandleader) was born January 22, 1943 in Amsterdam. The Dutch free jazz performer, has performed with Willem Breuker, Theo Loevendie, Steve Lacy and Derek Bailey. Since the 1970’s he has recorded most often as leader of his own ensembles on on his Claxon record label.