Wilbert de Joode is currently one of the most active bass players on the Dutch improvised music circuit. His individual style and musicality transforms the double bass into an equal partner in the most varied ensembles. A personal tone colour, exploration of the outer registers, idiosyncratic improvisations and the use of gut strings contribute to an instantly recognisable and intriguing sound.
Beside the Ab Baars Trio de Joode is active in the following groups: Ig Henneman (string quartet), Eric Boeren 4tet (with Han Bennink and Michael Moore), Michiel Braam (Bik Bent Braam, Trio with Michael Vatcher, Bentje Braam), Trio Fuhler/Bennink/DeJoode, the Chris Abelen Quintet (including Corrie van Binsbergen) and the extravagant INTERMISSION. He plays in various groups with Joost Buis and together with bass saxophonist Klaas Hekman has set up a bass group which features three double bass players – William Parker (USA), Hideji Taninaka (Japan) and de Joode himself. New developments include solo concerts, a duo with Tobias Delius and work with dance improvisers such as David Zambrano en Eileen Standley.