George Gruntz

Piano Works II: Ringing The Luminator - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9751-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 97512 6
  • German Release: 01/10/2005
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

"Mit famosem Spielwitz gelingen George Gruntz auf seinem Debüt als Solist brilliante Neudeutungen u.a. von Monk und Gershwin"

No longer available – out of print

The solo side of a cosmopolitan who loves to perform: George Gruntz's piano CD "Ringing The Luminator"You can’t blame the fact that it’s taken four decades for this musician to bring out his first CD as a piano soloist on the slowness for which the Swiss are renowned. Since the 1960s George Gruntz (born 1932 in Basle) has been known internationally as a musician. Yet these recordings - which were made in a church in Zurich (of which more below) -  are a premiere. George Gruntz is known as a big band leader, composer and long-time artistic director of the Berlin Jazz Days (later known as the Jazz Festival) from 1972 to 1994. But never before has Gruntz released a solo piano album. There were always other projects which took priority, he says, so that he "never fought to make a solo career", even if he has regul...

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George Gruntz - piano

Recording Information

Recorded by Lasse Nipkow at Reformierte Kirche Witkon, Zürich, Switzerland on December 4 - 5, 2004
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by George Gruntz