Solution / About
The website is updated june 2011: order any CD or DVD and check the new video's. Jazz-rock group Solution started out in 1966 as an R&B-band, Soulution. In the beginning, this group from Groningen consisted of Tom Barlage (sax and flute), Willem Ennes (keyboards), Ad Kooi (bass, in 1970 to Railway and replaced by Peter van der Sande, himself replaced by Guus Willemse (ex-Rob Hoeke). Ap Alberts (till 1966), Frits Lagerwerff (trumpet, till 1968), Louis de Vries (vocals, around 1968) and Frits Schmidt (drums, in 1967 replaced by Hans Waterman).
Solution played with bands like Gentle Giant, Everley Brothers, Seatrain, Jeff Back, ELO and was produced a.o. by Gus Dudgeon and Jim Capaldi while contracted by Rocket Records, the private label of Elton John, Gus D. and Bernie Taupin.
Solution was one of the bands that never played at 'PinkPop', the legendary Dutch festival.
Their best received album 'Cordon Bleu' was produced by Gus Dudgeon, Elton John's producer and was recorded in the Rockfield Studio's, Wales. Gus also produced also their next album Fully Interlocking.
In the meantime Disco had arrived and Solution changed to a fullblown funk-soul outfit, and recorded ‘Its Only Just Begun’ (1980). Their last studio record ‘Runaway’ (1982), w