Various Artists

Great German Songbook - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9652-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 96522 6
  • German Release: 01/09/2005
  • Genre: Young German Jazz

"Ein vielleicht wegweisendes Projekt" (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG)

CD € 17,50

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"The Great German Songbook" Is there really one? Yes there is although most people are not aware of it, especially the Germans themselves, who seem to find it hard recognising their own heritage of great popular music – not only the obvious classical greats. Most people do not even realise that "Strangers in the Night" is a German song written by the late Gert Kaempfert in the 60’s.For years many young German pop artists avoided using their mother tongue so as not to get bracketed with the "Schlager" singers, but following the successful "New German Wave" period in the early 80’s, German language recordings are appearing widely once again.And what about German jazz? Is there something which can link it clearly with its home country? In many European countries, jazz has taken the obvious chance to...

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Axel Schlosser – trumpet, fluegelhorn
Florian Trübsbach – alto & soprano saxophone
Johannes Lauer – trombone
Michael Wollny – piano
Eva Kruse – bass
Eric Schaefer – drums

Recording Information

Recorded by Florian Oestreicher at Realistic Sound, München, Germany, February 22 - 23, 2005
Mixed by Wolfgang Haffner at Rush Hour Studio, Altdorf, Germany
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Wolfgang Haffner