Jerry van Rooyen was one of the founders of Dutch big band arranging. He worked as a leader with several big bands like the famous dutch Metropole Orkest, the German WDR big band and the Dutch Jazz Orchestra. He was a very inspiring person and I was lucky to get some lessons from him back in the eighties.
He passed away in 2009 at the age of 80. I wrote this ballad for him and I was proud that his famous brother, fluegelhornplayer Ack van Rooyen performed it at the Big Band Festival in the Dutch town Brielle.
Here we have to do with a version played with computer-samples.