Old Boys Network
Jazz Photographs
Alexian Jazz Crusaders

Hello and Welcome to hardbop.net

This is the website of Dirk and Max Passmann. We, father and son, are two jazz enthusiasts and amateur players devoted to the kind of Jazz known as Hard Bop. Father - who plays tenor and alto saxophone and occasionally the piano - admires the likes of Dexter Gordon, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane, while Max's favourite heroes on the trumpet are Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Dorham, Lee Morgan and Donald Byrd.
We play for sheer pleasure and fun, sometimes together with friends, occasionally performing in public under the name of Old Boys Network or together with the Alexian Jazz Crusaders.
You can download these tunes and play them on your Media Player. You will certainly hear the odd bum note, and our improvisation definitely needs improvement, so please accept our profoundest apologies. If it gets too bad, simply click the Stop-Button and quit the page.
Max is also a very decent photographer who takes snaps of famous Jazz musicians during appearances in Germany.